The Einstein Tower – Hobbit Astrophysical Observatory in Germany

If the denizens of The Shire had ever pursued sciences such as astrophysics or astronomy, then their observatory may well have look something like this.  The Einstein Tower in the German town of Potsdam looks like something a curious Halfling might visit to explore the skies above Middle Earth but is, in fact, a perfect example of early twentieth century expressionist architecture – of the human variety. However, just like that of the Shire, its history has not always been a peaceful one.

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