The New Reich Chancellery was the only major building project, finished by Albert Speer. Until today many myths are connected with Hitler’s Berlin headquarter. Myths which were purposely sprayed by Goebbels minister of propaganda. Partly this lies are still part of today’s documentaries about this building. This is mainly because the Russian administration of Berlin ordered the Reich Chancellery to be demolished after the war. Today, it is not possible to judge the building in an objective manner just by viewing historic photographs alone. For that reason, Christoph Neubauer started in 2003 building a high detailed computer model of the entire Chancellery and its surrounding buildings in the Berlin government district. He studied more then 10.000 photographs and construction plans and spent up to now more then 300.000 hours working on this project.
This part of the documentary series “Hitler’s Berlin 3D” focuses on the historic background which shaped the building of the Reich Chancellery. Beginning with the Old Reich Chancellery, the film also covers the extensions made in 1929 and 1934-1936. Further more the construction of the New Reich Chancellery is shown in detail. This documentary shows, besides the official facades of the building on Wilhelmplatz, Vossstrasse and Hermann – Goering – Strasse, also the facades which were not designed for the public eye.
DVD 2 Die Reichskanzlei - Interaktiv
This DVD makes it possible for the user to move by himself through the property of the Chancellery, on Wilhelmplatz, Vossstrasse and Hermann – Goering – Strasse. The user himself can decide in what direction he wants to go next, what part of the building he wants to see and from what side he would like to approach it. There is no computer needed to use this DVD. This DVD is built by 96 specially created film sequences which are connected with each other in a way that the user, by pressing the buttons on his DVD Player, can “walk” through the streets, squares, courts, drive ways, passages and gardens of the Reich Chancellery. On top of it, this DVD makes it possible to let the user look around 360 degrees on specific spots. In connection with the documentary on DVD 1 the user will so be able to get most possible information about the Chancellery and also learn to orientate himself in the vast area of Hitler’s Berlin headquarter.
This DVD Box comes with a specially created full colour map of the Chancellery. This map will help orientating on the interactive walk
through of DVD 2.
Running Time: ca. 40 min
Language: English/ German