Fuhrerbau (Führer's Building), Munich

Fuhrerbau (Führer's Building), Munich

The Führerbau, which translates to "the Führer's building," is an architectural structure associated with the Nazi party. It is situated in Königsplatz and was constructed between 1933 and 1937, following the design by architect Paul Ludwig Troost. The initial plans for this building were conceived in 1931, and it was completed three years after Troost's demise under the supervision of Leonhard Gall.

During the Nazi era, this edifice served as a prominent structure representing Adolf Hitler. Notably, the Führerbau holds historical significance as the location where Neville Chamberlain and Adolf Hitler signed the Munich Treaty in September 1938. This treaty allowed Germany to annex portions of Czechoslovakia.

From an architectural perspective, Brienner Strasse functions as a symmetry axis, and at Katharina-von-Bora-Strasse 10, there exists a very similar building known as the Administrative Building of the NSDAP (Verwaltungsbau der NSDAP). Following the surrender of Germany, the United States occupation forces utilized both structures as the Central Collecting Place (Zentrale Sammelstelle), responsible for managing the art pieces looted by the Nazis across Europe.

Today, the Führerbau is home to the University of Applied Sciences of Music and Theatre (Hochschule für Musik und Theater), and its congress hall serves as a venue for concerts and events.

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Sight Name: Fuhrerbau (Führer's Building)
Sight Location: Munich, Germany (See walking tours in Munich)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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