Really atmospheric and a reminder of a Nazi past. An arrestingly bombastic and impressive sight. So much around it to see. Quite a busy street for traffic but worth seeing.
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Built in 1935, the Finance Ministry building is a rare, large, survivor of wartime era architecture. The building resembles Tempelhof airport and was designed by the same architect, Ernst Sagebiel. It was the Air Ministry when built. Now called the Detlev-Rohwedder Haus in honour of...More
Build in the mid 1930's this is a somber looking building, which somehow managed to survive the massive bombing of Berlin and the Soviet occupation. There were no tours of the building available during our visit to Berlin.
Walked past this building on way to house of terrors. Although it is a big building its grey and intimidating features go well with its previous history. That said if you closely you can see quite clearly where the scars of the war have been...More
Built in 1935-1936, the now Ministry of Finance building, used to be the Aviation Ministry office led by Hitler's second in command, Hermann Goering. It was one of the few Nazi buildings that survived the 1944-1945 extensive bombing by the Allied Forces. After the 2nd...More
It’s hard to find pieces of Berlin that survived World War II. The entire city was bombed out and what you say today had more to do with the Cold War than with World War II. This one, the Detlev-Rohwedder-Haus is one of the very...More
This is the largest remaining building in Berlin from the Nazi era. Built to house the Luftwaffe Headquarters it is a typical example of Nazi architecture - imposing and grey. The building remained almost completely intact at the end of WW2, considering that 90% of...More
This imposing building designed to make the people viewing it feel small was the headquarters of the Luftwaffe (German air force) during the Nazi era. It somehow survived the bombing during WWII and when the Soviets captured Berlin it was quickly repurposed as a piece...More
Passed by the building on my way from the Brandenburg Gate to the Topographie of Terror and Checkpoint Charlie. Despite its rich past, the building was a poor sight for me overall, not much to visit or to look at.
Worth a stop in a building of the German government, which currently houses the Ministry of Finance (Bundesministerium der Finanzen). This construction despite strong bombing, survived intact to the second world war. One possible explanation is that in the midst of an entire town destroyed,...More