Berlin: Sportpalast

Country: Germany (Deutschland)
State: Berlin
City: Berlin
Location: Schöneberg, Potsdamer Straße 170-172

Multi-purpose hall, built 1909-1910 by Hermann Dernburg. Opened 17 Nov 1910 as "Hohenzollern-Sport-Palast" with a concert of Beethoven's 9th Symphony conducted by Richard Strauss. Used as an ice rink and for various sports matches, concerts and other events. Also used as a cinema. Capacity: up to 10,000 persons. Later renamed "Berliner Sportpalast". 1925 interior rebuilding by Oskar Kaufmann. Venue of the infamous "Sportpalast Speech" by the Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels on 18 Feb 1943. Severely damaged by bombs on 30 Jan 1944. Rebuilt and re-opened after World War II. Demolished 13 Nov 1973 in favour of the "Pallasseum" housing estate.

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Berlin: Sportpalast Reverse Text: "Sport-Palast. Das größte Kino der Welt. Berlin W 57, Potsdamerstr. 72-72a"
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Berlin to Bremen, 1920

Berlin: Sportpalast Front Text: inscription: "Sportpalast"
Reverse Text: "Berlin, Sportpalast"
Publisher: Kunst und Bild, Berlin
Size: Modern
Not sent (but postmarked 20 Oct 1972).

Berlin: Sportpalast Front Text: "Berliner Sportpalast"
Reverse Text: "Berliner Sportpalast, Berlin W 30 - Potsdamer Str. 170/172 [...] Nach fast vollständiger Zerstörung im Kriege unter der DIrektion Georg Kraeft wieder Mittelpunkt sportlichen und kulturellen Geschehens"
Publisher: Photo Herta Plenik, Berlin-Friedenau; 855726
Type: Real Photo
Size: Modern
Not sent (but postmarked 20 Oct 1972).

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