The Rotes Rathaus or Red Town Hall is so named because of the colour of its bricks. It was built between 1861 and 1869 by Hermann Friedrich Waesemann who was inspired by Italian Renaissance buildings. One of its main features is a 74 metre tower. Damaged during World War 2 it was repaired and used as the seat of East Berlins’ authorities. In 1991 it became Berlins’ Town Hall again.
The Red City Hall (Rotes Rathaus) gets its name from the heavy red clinker bricks that form its facade. During the Soviet occupation of East Berlin, the town hall functions of the city split between the Rotes Rathaus (for East Berlin) and Schoneberg Rathaus (for West Berlin). After re-unification the civil government of the city all moved to the more central Red City Hall.
The design of the Rathaus is Italianate, but it is based on the town hall in the Polish city of Torun, the birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus.
Rotes Rathaus is the City Hall of Berlin, located in the Mitte district on Rathausstrasse. The name of this building dates from the colour of its facade, made of red clinker bricks. The Rathaus was finished in 1869 in the style of North Italian High Renaissance, by Hermann Friedrich Waesemann. It was modelled on the old town hall of Torun in Poland, while the tower is reminiscent of the cathedral of Notre Dame de Laon in France.
The building was heavilly damaged in WW II and rebuilt to the original plans in 1956.
The Red City Hall was built 1869. The name happened due to the red bricks of its walls and the terra-cotta frieze on its front. The complex encloses three courtyards. A flag with the Berlin Bear flies at the top of the tower. A few steps far from the Red City Hall's entry the Fountain of Neptune is to be seen. At the fountain's center is the god of the seas looking upon four allegorical women. They are meant for the four largest German rivers back in 1703: Elbe, Weichsel, Oder, and Rhine.
The Red City Hall (German: Rotes Rathaus) is the town hall of Berlin, located in the Mitte district on Rathausstraße near Alexanderplatz. It is the home to the governing mayor and the government (the Senate of Berlin) of the Federal state of Berlin. The name of the landmark building dates from the facade design with red clinker bricks.
The Rotes Rathaus(Red Town Hall) was built in 1869 by H.F.Waesemann and has a 74m tower like a church. It’s called red town hall because of the red bricks of course and not because in used to be the seat of East Berlin authorities! Since 1991 it is used as Berlin’s townhall.
It was bombed during the WWII but was built again in the way it was before. It’s funny but I was already familiar with this building due to some computer games that your character was going near the town hall :)
We checked the sculptures in front of the town hall too, showing daily figures (workers, shoemaker, flower girl), Then we checked the Posidon statue (pic 2) but the most important are the two statues that showing Marx and Engels. They are big enough, check the small kid on pic 3 but my favorite angle is on pic 4 with the Cathedral at the background.
Es llamado así por el color de sus ladrillos y también por haber sido sede de la administración local comunista entre 1949 y 1989. En 1869, año en que fue inagurado el que antes fuera un antiguo edificio medieval, pasó a ser sede del gobierno de la ciudad. Desde 1991 desempeña las funciones que tuvo antes de la Guerra Fría.
Actualmente lo llaman el ayuntamiento "Rosa" por las tendencias de su alcalde
It is named for the colour of its bricks and also for hosting local Communist administration between 1949 and 1989. In 1869, when it was inaugurated , the once ancient medieval building became the seat of city government. Since 1991, over the role he had before the Cold War.
Today they call it the "PinK" Town Hall by its mayor trends
The sculpture in front of the Red Town Hall is from 1958 and was created by the artist Fritz Kremer. It shows the people of Berlin rebuilding their city. You can also see socialist workers, a flower girl, a shoemaker, and other typical Berlin figures.
The style of the Town Hall is north Italian high renaissance, the 74 metres high rectangular clock tower resembles the French cathedral of Laon. It was designed by architect Hermann Friedrich Waesemann, and built from 1861 to 1869. However, like so many buildings in Berlin it was destroyed in World War II. The façade was reconstructed from 1951 to 1958 true to original, whereas the interior was altered.
On the outside walls you find panels (first floor) which tell stories from Berlin’s history.
This is one of my favourite buildings in Berlin. Berlin’s Town Hall makes every photo colourful, and it is visible from afar, thanks to its distinctive clock tower and the red brick façade – reason why it is called Rotes Rathaus (Red Town Hall). The name does NOT come from its socialist past.
In times of the Cold War it was East Berlin’s Magistrate (after 1958), whereas West Berlin’s political centre – the Senate – was in Schöneberger Rathaus, the Town Hall in the suburb of Schöneberg. After the reunification it became the Town Hall of all Berlin on 1 October 1991. The official title of Berlin’s mayor is Regierender Bürgermeister (Reigning Mayor). Note: As Berlin is a one of the three German so-called City States (Stadtstaat) the mayor also is the head of the Berlin state government, and that is why this is called Senate. The same applies to the cities of Hamburg and Bremen.
Across the street (Spandauer Straße) you find Nikolaiviertel, Berlin’s oldest part including Berlin’s oldest church – and absolutely magnificent!
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