History of the building ("Haus am Werderschen Markt")

Chequered past

The headquarters of the Federal Foreign Office at the Werderscher Markt has a particularly unusual history both as regards its architecture and the various bodies it has housed over the years - as seat of the Reichsbank, the GDR Ministry of Finance, the SED Central Committee and finally the "Haus der Parlamentarier".

More detailed information, including an illustrated book and brochure, is available on our German site only:


The renovation of the former Reichsbank building was undertaken by the architect Hans Kollhoff and the building of the Federal Foreign Office extension by the architects Thomas Müller/Ivan Reimann.


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