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The German Bundesarchive has opened it amazing amount of Pictures to the public through Wikimedia Commons. Currently they are by Year, not subject
n.b. the photos are being added to daily, there are 10s of thousands.
n.b. translations are through Babelfish - please let me know if there are better ways to translate these titles.
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Berlin El - 1900


Peking - 1900
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Borsigwerke - now a major subway station, can't tell what this building was for.

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1886 - Berlin Hedwigskirche, Opernplatz ( Opera Palace ). That's one big dome.


1899 - Berlin


1900 - Peking (Sky Temple).





Deutsch-asiatische Bank in Peking


Berlin, Völkerkunde-Museum


1908
- Berlin, Busdepot der ABOAG


1914 - Form follows function - Tsingtau, Festung, gepanzerter Geschützturm - Tsingtau (China), fortress, armored turret


1923 - Berlin, Zeitungshaus Mosse (Berlin, newspaper publishing company Mosse )


1924 - Berlin, Funkausstellung, Eröffnung - Berlin, radio exhibition, opening


1925 - Gebäude der Berliner Sezession - Building of the citizens of Berlin secession (using Babel Fish)
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=== 1926 ===
Berlin, Borsig-Turmhaus - boron industrial union tower house


Potsdam, Einstein tower


=== 1928 ===
Köln, Hohenzollernbrücke ( Cologne )




Berlin, Schlesischer Bahnhof, Dampflokomotive


Essen, Börse - Stock Exchange


Berlin-Zehlendorf, Mustersiedlung - sample settlement


Stuttgart, Modernes Warenhaus - modern department store


Potsdam, Holländisches Viertel - Dutch quarter




Potsdam, Friedenskirche - peace church


Potsdam, Glienicker Brücke


Potsdam, Treppe im Stadtschloß

Potsdam, Sanssouci Castle stairs (Andy)
Potsdam, Schloss Sanssouci, Treppe -


Zanzibar
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=== 1929 ===

Berlin, Jungfernbrücke


Berlin, Märkisches Museum




Hamburg, Fleet im Winter


Berlin, Tanzschule Laban




Kehlheim, Befreiungshalle - Liberation Hall (Andy)




Berlin,Reichstag, Lautsprecher im Sitzungssaal - Lautsprecher in the meeting room


14 story parking garage - that will never happen


Some tower in France


Berliner Funkausstellung, Rundfunksender - radio exhibition, radio station


Plastik von Rudolf Belling


Berlin, Russische Kirche - Russian Church (didn't need BabelFish for this one).


Koblenz, Erstes Hochhaus - first skyscraper (Andy)


Bau des Mittellandkanals bei Hannover - Building of the central land channel with Hanover


Berlin, Mai-Unruhen - May unrests (commies v.s. Nazis) Note how modern the pipe segments look.


Berlin, Neues Gross-Filmtheater am Bülowplatz - new large cinema at the Bülowplatz


Berlin, Straßenbahnverkehr - streetcar traffic - A richly varied transportation system.


Berlin, Rotes Rathaus - red city hall


Soviet Union, hut collective combine in Magnitogorsk
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=== 1930 ===

Breslau, Warenhaus Wertheim - Wetheim's (department store) (Andy)


Oberschlesien, Kraftwerk


Oberschlesien, Karsten-Zentrum-Grube


Dresden, Schauspielhaus - theatre


Tilsit, Hafengelände - port area


Berlin-Charlottenburg, Städtische Oper bei Nacht - urban opera at night (Jibba shot)


Ostpreußen, Verladen von Tilsiter Käse - East Prussia, shipping Tilsiter cheese


Beuthen, Blei-Scharley-Grube - lead Scharley pit


Beuthen, Blei-Scharley-Grube - Lead Scharley digging


Beuthen, Julienhütte, Eisenabguss - July hut, iron casting





Bad Dürrenberg, Gross-Siedlung - large housing estate in Bad Durrenberg (Andy)


Dresden, Erstes deutsches Kugelhaus - first German ball house




Köln-Bickendorf, Kirche St. Drei Königen
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=== 1931 ===

Nauen, Grossfunkstation Nauen - majority radio station


Köln, Blick von der Rheinbrücke


Prüf-Transformator der AEG


Zuchthaus Sonnenburg, Galerien des Zuchthauses - Penintentiary sun castle, galleries of the penintentiary ( faces obscured to protect the guilty )


Berlin, Europahaus am Anhalter Bahnhof - European house at Anhalter station (Andy)


Brasilien, Rio de Janeiro, Flugschiff Do X


Thüringen, Bau der Saaletalsperre - building of the hall dam


Berlin, Hochschule für Leibesübungen - Berlin Sports Univiesity ( can't help bu think of Pink Floyd, the Wall ).


Wolkenkratzer - Skyscraper


Berlin, Wilhelmstraße, Hof mit Verbindungsbogen - route, yard with connecting sheet
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=== 1932 ===

Berlin-Köpenick, Polizeiunterkunft - police barracks (Andy)


Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Glockeneinholun -


Berlin, Auto-Hotel


Berlin, Institut für Geschwulstforschung - Institut for tumor research


Berlin, Wahlplakat am Columbiahaus - election poster at the Columbiahaus




London - Now I see why Big Ben is such a big deal - at this time this was VERY tall.


Leipzig, Frühjahrsmesse - spring fair


Berlin, Anstreicher auf dem Funkturm - radio tower








Berlin, Stresemannstraße bei Nacht - station Warsaw road
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Berlin, Haus der Reichsjugendführung - house of the realm youth guidance


Berlin, Fuhrwerke der Kindl-Brauerei - carts of the Kindl brewery
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=== 1934 ===

Berlin - Olympic stadium






Berlin, Geheimes Staatspolizeiamt - secret office for state police
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=== 1935 ===

Deutsche Versuchsanstalt für Luftfahrt - laboratory for aviation


Reichsportfeld, Arbeiten am Führerturm - Realm haven field, work on the leader tower


Türkei, Instanbul, Wohnviertel - Turkey, Instanbul, Wohnviertel


Berlin, Neubau Reichsbank-Gebäude - new building realm bank


Berlin, Neubau des Reichsluftfahrtministeriums - new building of the realm aviation Ministry






Berlin, Druckhaus Tempelhof - printing house Tempelhof
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=== 1936 ===

Berlin - Olympic stadium


Berlin, Schloß Niederschönhausen, Barocktreppe - , lock Niederschönhausen, baroque stairs


Berlin, Schloß Niederschönhausen, Treppenhaus - lock Niederschönhausen, stairway


Darmstadt, Gebäude des Merck Hauptlabors - building Merck of the main laboratory.




Berlin, Reichsluftfahrtministerium - realm aviation Ministry









Berlin, Europahaus - European house


Obersalzberg, Berghof, Große Halle - Upper salt mountain, mountain yard, large one resounds (??)


Breslau, Haus der Arbeit. - house of the work.


Eva Justin vor Wohnung - EH Justin before dwelling -
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=== 1937 ===

Weltausstellung in Paris, sowjetischer Pavillon - World fair in Paris, Soviet pavilion


Potsdam, Siedlung Am Schillerplatz - settlement at the Schillerplatz




Prora, Bau des KdF-Seebades - building of the KdF seaside resort


Berlin, Schlesischer Bahnhof - Schlesi station


Köln, Flughafen, Haupteingang - Cologne, airport, main entrance
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Wow, I just loooove those photos from pre-war Berlin. Thanks for posting!!

Those are some amazing buildings:



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What an amazing thread!!!! Thanks so much.
It would be interesting to see a "then and now" comparison to see how many of those buildings in German cities survived the war. I know the Air Ministry (at least Speer's version of it) is still standing, although now it serves another purpose.
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I had totally forgotten about this thread - great timing as I am listening to "The Great War - Week by Week" and they are just now talking about the Fri-corp going back to Berlin.
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