East German National Defence Complex
Published on November 2, 2021
The Complex were meant as the primary control center for the East German National Defence Counsil (NVR) of the GDR and were part of a military investment program for the planned increase in the defense capability of the Ministry of National Defense.
The area also included a housing construction site for the accommodation of the employees working in the properties in relative proximity to the facilities. These building were constructed as most standard GDR-typical prefabricated buildings.
Through a tunnel in the basement of the buildings, there were access to a large bunker Complex from where in case of crisis, the NVR members would have sought refuge and exercise control over those elements of the East German armed forces (NVA) that were not under Soviet command in the Warsaw Pact’s joint forces.