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Protocol Office Article 2012.04.01 New Guard­house in Berlin

The New Guardhouse (Neue Wache) on Unter den Linden boulevard in the centre of Berlin is the Central Memorial of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Victims of War and Tyranny. The federal flag and the flag of Land Berlin are to be displayed there daily (Section VII paragraph 1 of the Federal Government Decree concerning flag displays at federal buildings). 

During state visits, the flag of the guest’s home country is displayed only on the day the guest lays a wreath at the New Guardhouse, in place of the federal flag on the second flagstaff from the left.



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