Berlin - Wilhelmstrasse

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On the left side, you can see the former Ministry of Aviation (Reichsluftfahrtministerium). Since 1999, the building is the seat of the German Finance Ministry.

The Wilhelmstrasse is a street in the center of Berlin, the capital of Germany. Between the mid 19th century and 1945, it was the administrative centre, first of the Kingdom of Prussia and then of the unified German state, housing in particular the Reich Chancellery and the Foreign Office. For this reason the term "the Wilhelmstrasse" was used in Germany to signify the German governmental administration as a whole, much as the term "Whitehall" is often used to signify the British governmental administration as a whole; in English, "the Wilhelmstrasse" usually referred to the German Foreign Office.