Hitler’s megalomaniac plans for Germany included a monumental new railway. This railway was supposed to connect the most important cities in Greater Germany with trains 7 meters high, carrying up to 4,000 passengers, at speeds of 200 kilometers per hour.
Breitspurbahn, or broad-gauge railway in German, was typical of every project the small-mustached sociopath had ever dreamed of—massive in scope and cost. The origin of this dream can be traced back to the 1930s when Adolf Hitler asked the young and dashing architect Albert Speer to lead the design and rebuilding of his new capital city. The fiercely ambitious architect impressed Hitler with a grandiose plan for the Reich Capital—a huge domed assembly hall over two hundred meters high, a great triumphal arch large enough to fit the Arc de Triomphe inside its opening, and a 350,000-square-meter plaza surrounded by the grandest buildings of all.
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