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General Information

Beginning of works: 12 September 1969
Completion: 28 October 1971
Status: in use

Project Type

Function / usage: Office building
Material: Concrete structure

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Location: , , ,
Address: Alexanderstraße 7
Coordinates: 52° 31' 23.10" N    13° 24' 59.72" E
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Technical Information


height 67 m
number of floors (above ground) 18

Excerpt from Wikipedia

The House of Travel (German: Haus des Reisens) is a 18-story building at Alexanderplatz in the Mitte district of Berlin. It was completed in 1971 and is located at Alexanderstraße 7.


The House of Travel was designed by Roland Korn, Johannes Brieske, and Roland Steiger as part of the Alexanderplatz reconstruction project. The building was constructed from September 12, 1969 to October 26, 1971. The building housed the head office of the Reisebüro der DDR, and the offices of Interflug until 1989. There was a small cafe with a bar in the building. Nothing of the original interior was retained after the GDR dissolved in 1990. In 1993, the building was supposed to be demolished and replaced with a 140-story skyscraper, according to plans of Hans Kollhoff and Helga Timmermann, but the demolition didn't happen. The realization of this project remains uncertain.

In July 2015, the House of Travel was placed under monumental protection.


The House of Travel architecture is in the International Style, the skyscraper walls consist of Aluminum construction. The skyscraper is surround by a two-story base which consist of two slightly shifted structures, the roofs of which have unusual wave-like moldings which curve upwards. On the eastern facade of the building on the level of the second floor there is a copper relief work by Walter Womacka. It's named "Der Mensch überwindet Zeit und Raum" (English: Man Overcomes Time and Space).

Text imported from Wikipedia article "House of Travel" and modified on 14 March 2022 according to the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.



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