After WWII, Berlin was separated into two parts by the Berlin Wall, and the area where the Reich Chancellery is situated falls to the east side of the Wall. In 1989 the Wall was finally torn down, reuniting East Germany and West Germany again.
The German parliament is currently situated here and Berlin is now one of the biggest economical cities in the world.
- Main article: Reich Chancellery
The New Reich Chancellery is built along the north side of Voss Street. The street can be seen in the first battle scene. There seem to be a hatch on the street surface that leads to Reich Chancellery's underground complex, seen when Mohnke, summoned by Hitler to the Führerbunker, dashes through the street to avoid artillery shrapnel
Mohnke's breakthrough group utilizes the tunnels of the U-bahn. They went through a few stations turned bomb shelters, where there are civilians taking shelter and wounded soldiers resting (some are screaming in pain). In one station an awarding ceremony is taking place where soldiers are handed medals.
When the Clausewitz take effect, a government office is shown where the SS are busy sacking all documents and burning them down. Ernst-Günther Schenck is granted permission to stay, and he spends the night with his adjutant Max Müller around a bonfire. It might be the Schutzstaffel's headquarters.
Schenck drops by an abandoned hospital to look for medicine supply. He encountered a pile of dead bodies in a room and elderly women in another, left for dead.
In Downfall ParodiesEdit
Most Downfall parodies take place in the city, and during the Battle of Berlin itself. A recurring joke in the parodies was that most of the establishments mentioned by Hitler and his crew were, or are to be, based in Berlin, such as the FegelLand theme park and when Dolfy demanded American Girl to open a store in the capital.Leonidas I is convinced that Berlin is Sparta much to Dolfy's dismay and objections.
- Most of the shots featuring the Berlin cityscape in Downfall is shot in St. Petersburg, Russia, where the old buildings have German-esque architecture.
- In the first battle scene, the street (Voss Street) is seen continuing through the next block after an angle. In reality, the street should instead terminate in a T-junction.