The southern main foyer is one of the building’s architectural high points. The spacious entrance hall on the ground floor welcomes guests, leading them to the upper floors using several staircases. Each level offers visual connections from and to the Altmarkt and Wilsdruffer Straße. Selected materials such as granite, marble and Macassar ebony already gave the foyers a festive character in 1969. The wall frieze “Our Socialist Life” by Heinz Drache and Walter Rehn on the first floor is a remarkable historical document of its times.