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Wednesday 1, March

Schwules Museum in Tiergarten shot at six times

Berlin's Schwules Museum - one of the largest LGBTQ institutions in the world - was shot at six times during the night.

On the morning of February 24, six bullet holes were discovered on the premises. Photo: IMAGO / Stefan Zeitz

Wednesday 1, March

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Schwules museum shot at in the night

Berlin police have been examining the Schwules Museum in Tiergarten after employees discovered at least six bullet holes on the front of the building. The damage was discovered on the morning of February 24, with two window panes, the main neon sign and a work of art in front of the building all affected. The assumption is that the attack happened during the previous night. The directors of the museum have released a statement on February 28 and the working assumption at this point is that the museum was deliberately targeted. It wouldn’t be the first time. In April 2020, another window pane was damaged when attacked with stones and a shooting took place in 2016, when the reception area window was hit in six places.

Founded in 1984, the Schwules Museum is one of the largest LGBTQ museums in the world. With a collection of over 1.5 million items, it attracts thousands of visitors every year.