WDR broadcasting centre, 6th Floor: Roof terrace / „Nato-Saal“
Wallrafplatz 5, 50667 Cologne

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Date: Friday 25.09. - Saturday 26.09.09
Arrival/Tent collection: 17:00 - 18:00
Talk with hosts: 21:00
Dismantling of tents/Departure: 10:00
Number of places available: 15
Facilities: Toilets and washing facilities
Closing time: 1:00

Our journey through the highest floors of Cologne begins under the roof of the WDR broadcasting centre. The tower was built from 1948-52, on of top the ruins of the bombed city centre, thus representing one of the first large constructions after the war. On the inside, the architecture is unexpectedly airy and light – a radical departure from the Neo-Classicism of the Nazi era. 

The so-called "Nato-Saal" is on the top floor – a large conference hall used by the Runkdfunkrat, the WDR's chief supervisory board. Its architecture conveys unambiguously that it is a place where important decisions are made.