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U.S. Cold-War Era Berlin Base Filmed by Tarantino Is for Sale

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Sept. 24 (Bloomberg) -- The German government is seeking a buyer for the Cold War-era U.S. military headquarters in Berlin, a seven-building complex built under Nazi rule where scenes for the movies “Inglourious Basterds” and “Valkyrie” were shot.

The 20,000 square meters (215,000 square feet) of floor space “in leafy surroundings” on the edge of western Berlin have mostly stood empty since U.S. troops left the once-divided capital in 1994-95, Germany’s federal property sales agency, the Bundesanstalt fuer Immobilienaufgaben, said on its website.

“We want to see what offers we get on the market,” Barbara Beckstett, sales team leader, said by phone today. She declined to put a value on the complex, saying the agency isn’t setting a sale price. The deadline for bids is Oct. 29.

Now on Berlin’s register of monuments, the site was home to the U.S. brigade in then-West Berlin. U.S. troops defended the capitalist outpost during crises such as the 1948-49 Soviet blockade, which prompted the Allied airlift, and East Germany’s building of the Berlin Wall in 1961. Built in 1936-38, the site was a Nazi air defense post during World War II.

Director Quentin Tarantino used the former Lucius D. Clay Headquarters in his 2009 “Inglourious Basterds,” starring Brad Pitt, including for scenes in the office of Adolf Hitler, played by German actor Martin Wuttke, said Bianca Makarewicz, a spokeswoman for production company Studio Babelsberg AG in Potsdam, near Berlin.

Scenes for “Valkyrie,” the 2008 movie starring Tom Cruise as Hitler assassination plotter Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, also were filmed there.

To contact the reporters on this story: Tony Czuczka in Berlin at aczuczka@bloomberg.net; Brian Parkin in Berlin at bparkin@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editors responsible for this story: James Hertling at jhertling@bloomberg.net

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