Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Last Word in German Finances


Housed in an old mansion in Bogenhausen, you find Germany’s highest finance court – one of the five supreme courts of Germany. The high court is the last word on legality of taxes, duties, child allowances, etc. The mansion was originally built by painter Ernst Fleischer, but was taken over in 1919 by the finance ministry when the government bought the park region around the building and the castle – which had fallen under ruin. It is just one of many, many mansions in Bogenhausen which house government buildings or embassies.

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