The Schwerbelastungskörper is a massive concrete cylinder erected in 1941-1942 under Hitler to evaluate the area's soil for the feasibility of constructing the proposed gargantuan Volkshalle which was to be built as part of his vision for Welthauptstadt Germania.
General-Pape-Straße 34A, 12101 Berlin, Germany
Schwerbelastungskörper and Nearby Attractions on Map
Berlin Wall(2.9 km)
Little is left of the Berlin Wall at its original site, which was destroyed almost everywhere when Germany was reunified in 1989.
Kollhoff Tower(2.8 km)
The 101 metre tall Kollhoff Tower on 1 Potsdamer Platz has an open observation deck on the roof that offers breathtaking views of Berlin.
The Kulturforum is an ensemble of cultural institutions built in the 1950s - '60s as West Berlin's counterpart to East Berlin's Museum Island.
Take a stroll for a few kilometers along this canal which runs right through the heart of Kreuzberg.
Restaurants abound here, with cuisines ranging from Afghan to Nepalese and Thai.
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