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Shell-Haus, Berlin

Shell-Haus - Berlin, Germany
Reichpietschufer 60/62, Berlin, Germany 10785Map
Neighborhood: Tiergarten

The Shell building rises high into the Berlin sky from the banks of the Landwehrkanal. Erected in 1932, this building—shaped like a curvaceous horizontal staircase—gave new meaning to the word "style". As the economy began to boom after the depression, the building became a symbol of prosperity and progress, the flagship of modern German architecture. The steel colossus was designed by architect Emil Fahrenkamp and bears the name of the petrolium concern who commissioned it.

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Shell-Haus General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Potsdamer Brücke: M29, M48, N1, N2
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