The Centennial Hall
The Centennial Hall was built in 1913 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Nations, in which Prussian troops defeated Napoleon. Back in the days, it was the world’s biggest building made of reinforced concrete. Due to the pioneer technologies that were applied and its historical importance, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. The elevation is adorned with 600 yellow stained glass windows. In the original concept they were meant to be ruby, yet they got damaged during transport and the concept had to be changed. The Hall can contain up to 10,000 people. It wasn’t destroyed during World War II, as it was an excellent waypoint for the pilots bombing the nearby airport that was under construction. Inside the Hall a light aircraft was stored secretly in which the commander-in-chief Karl Hanke fled iin 1945. Nowadays The Centennial Hall hosts all kinds of artistic events, concerts, sport competitions, exhibitions and trade fairs.