BERLIN — Bertelsmann is the last remaining super power in German commercial TV, so it seems fitting that its new Berlin home was once the high command of the city’s military forces.

The world’s fifth largest media conglom and parent of pan-European broadcasting group RTL is spending more than 20 million euros ($23 million) to rebuild the 300-year-old Stadtkommandantur as part of the resurrection of Berlin’s historical downtown, obliterated during the Second World War.

Much of the original building was bombed by the Allies in the 1940s and what remained was torn down by East Germany’s communist regime in 1950 for the new foreign ministry, which in turn was razed following German reunification.

Now it is rising again — complete with an exterior facade faithful to the one added in 1874 when the Prussian military turned it into the municipal commander’s office.

Although used by the Nazi regime during the war, the building’s last resident, General Paul von Hase, did go down in history as a hero: He was executed in 1944 for his part in an unsuccessful assassination attempt against Adolf Hitler.

The project has not been without its critics, who have blasted it as the “Disneyfication” of Berlin.

Indeed, Bertelsmann execs had wanted a more modern building, but a historical facade was one of Berlin city government’s conditions for the property sale.

Bertelsmann has no plans to move its headquarters from the sleepy town of Guetersloh to the capital, but the prestigious address on the city’s main thoroughfare — Unter den Linden 1 — does give the company “an ideal location to invite guests from around the world,” says Bertelsmann CEO Gunther Thielen.

“Situated between the foreign ministry, the museum island and the Staatsoper, we are in a good neighborhood for culture and entertainment — to which we hope to contribute.”

The building, which opens in November, will be a venue for Bertelsmann and the Bertelsmann Foundation to host corporate, political, economic, scientific and cultural events and conferences.

Heading the new “Repraesentanz,” as Bertelsmann is describing the building, will be Katrin Gaertner, who managed its office in Brussels. She will report to communications chief Bernd Bauer.