The Berlin headquarters of the Federal Foreign Office has an unusual history when it comes to architecture and how the building has been used. Hardly any other building in Berlin has experienced the low points and high points of recent German history as this building has. It was built from 1934 to 1940 as an extension to the Reichsbank. As the seat of the SED Central Committee, it was later the control centre of the GDR for three decades. But the first freely elected People’s Chamber of the GDR also met here in the “Haus am Werderschen Markt” where it approved the Treaty on the Establishment of German Unity.
Here you can find out more about the building of the Federal Foreign Office.