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Staatsratsgebäude information

Berlin , Germany
Schlossplatz 1
Getting there
Bus: 100, 200
Subway: Hausvogteiplatz
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The hulking 1960 State Council Building is the only remaining Schlossplatz structure from the GDR era. It integrates the arched portal from the demolished original Berlin City Palace from where Karl Liebknecht proclaimed a socialist republic on 9 November 1918.

The colourful window in the foyer is by the artist Walter Womacka and depicts scenes from the German workers' movement. Somewhat ironically, the building is now used by a private international business school financed by such blue-chip corporations as Bayer, Deutsche Bank and Siemens.