Strausberger Platz

The Strausberger Platz is a large urban square in the Berlin district of Friedrichshain. The square was the starting point for the East German uprising of 1953. A large fountain has stood on a lawn in the middle of the roundabout since 1966. In the Middle Ages, this was the place of execution (f.e. Hans Kohlhase was executed in 1540).