Adolf Hitler’s deranged vision of Germany’s Berlin as the Nazi capital of the world have gone on show for the first time.
The exhibition in Nuremberg illustrates the sheer scale of Hitler’s madness with his new city ‘Germania’ and its immense buildings designed by his favourite architect Albert Speer.
Hitler had intended the city to become the globe’s capital city after he had conquered the world.
One neo classical building was title the Grand Hall – huge enough to seat 180,000 people and with a copper dome 16 times larger than the one on St Paul’s basilica in the Vatican.
The exhibition also highlights the human costs – like the thousands of Jewish lives lost in concentration camps quarrying stone and marble for the buildings.
Hitler had planned to evict 200,000 Berliners to make way for his vision – which crumbled when Britain declared war on Germany and the building materials were needed for civil and military defence.