Reichstag

Situated in close proximity to the Brandenburger Gate, the Reichstag is the seat of the German Parliament. Those who know more about the history of Berlin City will inform you that this building was situated just next to the wall prior to unification. Paul Wallot designed and built this building, which is in the Neo-Renaissance style.

The construction of this building, which begun in the year 1884, took ten years to complete. Check out for the bronze letters that state `Dem Deutschen Volke.’ The metals they were cast from were sourced from seized French cannons.

Berlin, Reichtag building

Berlin, Reichtag building

This building suffered damages on a number of occasions. Once when a fire ravaged it and once during the end of the Second World War. The structure, as it stands today, is a renovation of the original, with the design being undertaken by Norman Foster. The glass dome atop the plenary hall is one of the most popular and recognized landmarks of Berlin city.

If you are so inclined, take the elevator to the roof and then making use of a spiral walkway, walk all the way to the top of the dome, and have a view of the city from there.

Berlin Reichstag

Berlin Reichstag

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