The area of today's Olympic stadium complex has been used for sporting events since the times of the German emperors. By 1909 it was the site of the Grunewald horse race. Four years later the 'German Stadium' was built on the site in the hope that Berlin might host the Olympic Games of 1916. The architect was Otto March (1845-1913) …more
What should one make of a square which originally wasn't supposed to exist at all? First, it lay outside the city, then it was swallowed by it. Thereafter, it completely disappeared for some years – only to reemerge triumphantly like Phoenix from the ashes! It never was a real city centre, whether historically or politically, but rather an attraction for …more
The Tempelhof airport was planned by the architect Ernst Sagebiel and built from 1937 until 1941. At the time of its completion, it was thought to be the worlds second largest building. Nowadays, featuring extensive subterranean installations, it is in use as a regional airport and also houses many companies.
The airport was part of Albert Speer's (Hitler's main …more