• Haus des Rundfunks: The striking brick building was planned by Hand Poelzig

    The striking brick building was planned by Hand Poelzig Copyright:Marina Kolovou-Kouri

  • Haus des Rundfunks: Central atrium in the Haus des Rundfunks

    Central atrium in the Haus des Rundfunks Copyright:Frank Schulze

Haus des Rundfunks

The Haus des Rundfunks (broadcasting house) in Charlottenburg opened in 1931 and is one of the best-known works of the famous architect Hans Poelzig. With its striking architecture and the radio stations based there, it was the beacon of radio city Witzleben. But the Nazis misused the building for their propaganda, and after the war the Soviets occupied the building for several years. In 1954 Sender Freies Berlin (SFB) moved in, to inform and entertain the population of West Berlin. Thanks to its well-organised structure and a modern extension, the building is still used by a radio station today. Two studios complete the facilities and are also available for public concerts.

The Haus des Rundfunks is a location on the Berlin Route of Industrial Heritage und a member of the ERIH network European Route of Industrial Heritage

Portrait in the “Student Sheets” (German)

Website of Haus des Rundfunks (German)

Haus des Rundfunks in the Berlin Monument Database

Haus des Rundfunks on Wikipedia

 

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