Dorothea Fischer in the courtyard of the women’s hamam in Kreuzberg, Berlin
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Berlin's Turkish bath house for women

Dorothea Fischer delights in managing what is possibly the world's only Turkish bath for women, in Berlin's multi-ethnic Kreuzberg district.

Launched as a feminist project to help migrant women from conservative Turkish backgrounds to integrate in German society, the women's hamam now attracts visitors from all over the world.

Here Ms Fischer talks to BBC News about how it started and why it matters.

  • 19 Sep 2013
  • From the section Europe
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