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The Rotes Rathaus
The Rotes Rathaus
The Rotes Rathaus as seen from the TV tower
The Rotes Rathaus as seen from the TV tower

The Rotes Rathaus (German: Red Town Hall) is the town hall of Berlin, located on Rathausstraße in the borough of Berlin-Mitte. It is the home to the governing mayor and the government of the Federal state of Berlin. The name of the landmark building dates from the facade design with red clinker bricks. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 589 KB) en: Berlin - Rotes Rathaus - front view de: Berlin - Rotes Rathaus - Vorderansicht File links The following pages link to this file: Rotes Rathaus ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 589 KB) en: Berlin - Rotes Rathaus - front view de: Berlin - Rotes Rathaus - Vorderansicht File links The following pages link to this file: Rotes Rathaus ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 683 pixel, file size: 428 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 683 pixel, file size: 428 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... Berlin-Mitte or Mitte is the central-most borough of Berlin (Mitte is German for centre). ... Germany is a Federal Republic made up of 16 States, known in German as Länder (singular Land). ...


The town hall was built between 1861 and 1869 in the style of the north Italian High Renaissance by Hermann Friedrich Waesemann. The architecture of the tower is reminiscent of the cathedral's tower of Laon in France. It replaced more, partial buildings dating from the Middle Ages by a whole street block. The Renaissance (French for rebirth, or Rinascimento in Italian), was a cultural movement in Italy (and in Europe in general) that began in the late Middle Ages, and spanned roughly the 14th through the 17th century. ... Hermann Friedrich Waesemann (June 6, 1813 - January 28, 1879) was a German architect. ... Laon is a city and commune of France, préfecture (capital) of the Aisne département. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ...


The building was heavily damaged by Allied bombing in World War II. Located in the Soviet sector, it served as the town hall of East Berlin after its reconstruction during the 1950s to the original plans, while the Rathaus Schöneberg was domicile of the West Berlin Senate. After German reunification the administration of unified Berlin officially moved in 1991. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... East Berlin was the name given to the eastern part of Berlin between 1949 and 1990. ... Rathaus Schöneberg The Rathaus Schöneberg is the city hall for the Borough of Schöneberg in Berlin. ... Boroughs of West Berlin West Berlin was the name given to the western part of Berlin between 1949 and 1990. ... German reunification (German: ) took place on October 3, 1990, when the areas of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR, in English commonly called East Germany) were incorporated into the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG, in English commonly called West Germany). The start of this reunification process is commonly referred to...


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Rotes Rathaus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (241 words)
The Red Town Hall (German Rotes Rathaus) on Rathausstraße in Mitte, is the town hall of Berlin.
During the Cold War and after its reconstruction during the 1950s to the original plans it served only as the town hall of East Berlin, while the Rathaus Schöneberg was domicile of the West Berlin senate.
Berlin students conducted an extended protest in front of the Rotes Rathaus against cutbacks in educational funding in 2004, camping out across the street from the building for several months and inducing many officials to enter via a side door to avoid heckling.
Rotes Rathaus Berlin (129 words)
Located close to Alexanderplatz, it holds the office of the mayor of Berlin (since Berlin is still not just a city but also a state, the mayor is called "governing mayor").
During the time of the GDR, the Rote Rathaus was the seat of the East Berlin magistrate while the West Berlin mayor resided in the Schöneberger Rathaus, after the reunification the mayor of the city moved back into the Rote Rathaus.
The building itself was built to include various styles: mostly Italian renaissance, whereas the tower resembles the one of the cathedral in Laon, France.
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