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Architecture of Germany

28 January 2010

1818 – Neue Wache, Berlin

Architect: Karl Friedrich Schinkel This was the first of Schinkel’s great works and was completed shortly after he was appointed a senior advisor to the king. A sternly classical building, the guardhouse (Neue...

28 January 2010

1791 – Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

Architect: Carl Gotthard Langhans The most celebrated image of Berlin is the Brandenburg Gate which was isolated during partition, as it was sited in no-man’s land between the east and west. The gate...

19 January 2010

2001 – Documentation Centre Nazi Party Rally Grounds, Nuremberg, Bavaria

Architect: G√ľnther Domenig In summer 1998, Nuremberg city issued an architectural competition for the design of a Documentation Centre on the former Nazi Party Rally Grounds. No easy task for the architects –...

19 January 2010

1999 – State Museum for Art and Design, Nuremberg, Bavaria

Architect: Volker Staab Fine modern building which is tucked away off one of the main streets of the city. By having a restrained stone facade where the streetscape demands it, the Museum’s reflective,...

19 January 2010

1989 – Maximum, Nuremberg, Bavaria

Architect: Kramm & Strigl A large commercial premises on an important site, this building by Kramm & Strigl has two different facades onto different streets. The facade shown with its stone elements “stand...

19 January 2010

1990 – Tourist Information Office, Nuremberg, Bavaria

Architect: E. Grabow H. Hofmann BDA A modern glass and steel building added on to an existing stone house.

19 January 2010

1937 – Congress Hall, Nuremberg, Bavaria

Architects: Ludwig & Franz Ruff Even if you didn’t know its history, this is not a nice place – the fact that the building remains unfinished only makes it more eerie. But knowing...

19 January 2010

1937 – Zeppelin Field, Nuremberg, Bavaria

Architect: Albert Speer Zeppelin Field was constructed under Albert Speer’s management between 1934 and 1937 for mass rallies of the Nazi Party. Lage scale events, such as ceremonies for Nazi political leaders or...

19 January 2010

1916 – Palace of Justice, Nuremberg, Bavaria

A large complex of buildings outside the Aldstadt (Old City) built as a Palace of Justice between 1909 and 1916. From November 20, 1945, until October 1, 1946, the International Military Tribunal convened...