Berlin mulls uses for Goebbels' abandoned love nest

The main grounds of the Communist Free German Youth (FDJ-Freie Deutsche Jugend) school complex, built in the 1950s, near the Bogensee lake, north of BerlinHistory weighs heavily on the German property market, no more so than at a sprawling lakeside villa that once served as a love nest for Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels. Berlin has been trying to sell the — in theory — prime slab of real estate north of the German capital for 15 years. Berlin Immobilienmanagement GmbH (BIM), the city’s wholly owned real estate agency, has in effect given up on the sale and expressed concerns it could fall into “the wrong hands”.

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