The Reichstagsgebäude (“imperial diet building”) in Berlin has a long history that reflects German history. Since it first housed the German Diet (parliament) in 1894, it has undergone a fire (1933), World War II damage and neglect during 40 years of German division (1949-1989). It was gutted, retrofitted, and lovingly restored in 1995, after the German Bundestag (Federal Parliament) voted (by a narrow margin) to move the German capital from Bonn back to Berlin. Today its new steel-and-glass dome is Berlin’s number one tourist attraction.
Also see: The Reichstag Building in Berlin – History and highlights.
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- The Reichstag Building in Berlin – History and highlights.
- Berlin City Guide – Part 1
- Berlin City Guide – Part 2
- The East Side Gallery in Berlin (The Berlin Wall)
- The Berlinale – The Berlin International Film Festival
- Boulevard der Stars – Berlin’s answer to the Hollywood Walk of Fame