The Rebuilt Reichstag

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One of Berlin’s most famous landmarks, the Reichstag building is located at the northern end of the Eberstrasse and near the south bank of the Spree River. Constructed to house the Imperial Diet of the German Empire, it opened in 1894 and it was severely damaged by a fire in 1933. The building lost its importance and utility until the reunification of Germany in 1990 when it underwent reconstruction under the instructions of Norman Foster.

The architect kept the High Renaissance and classical motifs such as the façade of columned porticos. After being completed in 1999, the German Parliament, the modern Bundestag, moved again to the building.

The structure is popular as an attraction also for its large glass and steel dome, which offers a 360-degree view of the surrounding Berlin’s cityscape. The main hall of the Parliament can be seen from inside the dome, which also provides natural light down to the Parliament floor.

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Platz der Republik 1 11011 Berlin

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08:00 – 00:00

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Tuesday:

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