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Bundesministerium der Finanzen Berlin

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Address: Wilhelmstrasse 97, 11016 Berlin, Germany
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Impressive building

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... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2016
Paul D
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

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 the head of Treuhand who was assassinated in 1991. Across Wilhelmstrasse, there is a video... More 

Thank mcmonScotland
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

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.

Thank TheShis
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

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 patched especially around the first floor widow openings.

Thank Paul D
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

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 Word War, located in the Soviet Occupation Zone, the Soviets used it as its Military... More 

Thank GabyVM
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

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 few Nazi architectural style that still remains today. Grey, imposing and exaggerated proportions designed to... More 

Thank JuiTeoh
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

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 the centre was flattened in the bombing and the final Soviet assault. After the Soviet... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 21 December 2015

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 of Soviet propaganda. Our tour guide joked that its use now for the ministry of... More 

Thank Chris B
Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 14 July 2015

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.

Thank BPwayfarer
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

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, she served as a reference to the aircraft of the Allied forces. For the 3rd... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 17 October 2013 via mobile

Just walked along the outside and checked out the mural if pnly Socialism succeded in the ideal Germania. But the thought of the uniformity of all future buildings is depressing...

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The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighbourhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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