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The Reichtag-building was built in 1894, and now redesigned by Norman Foster. Since 1999 it hosts the German Bundestag (part of the parliament). The transperant cupula leads daylight down into the assembly room. You can visit the latter as well as get up to the cupula, which is really great and offers a nice view! Plus, it's for free (the cupula)! However (because it's free I guess) you'll have to wait in line for a while... Open from 8-22.00
Reichstag (Parliament Building)
The building has been recently re-opened after a great deal of renovation. It was the former seat of the German Parliament and now once again is used by the Bundestag (the lower House of Parliament).
The cupola ontop the Reichstag
The cupola ontop the Reichstag is a real eye candy and will give you a great overview over the government-area and the tiergarten-park. (don't miss the little signs which will guide you through the history)
Berlin, the capital of Germany, houses their governing body in this building. If you feel like waiting in line (for a really long time) you can ride up an elevator and get a really good view. The lift ride is free, too!
Check out the Reichstag, newly...
Check out the Reichstag, newly renovated and crowned with a snazzy dome; it's once more the seat of the German parliament, after a loooong absence. Admission is free, but you do have to go through a security check.
Any of the walking tours...
Any of the walking tours around Berlin. I went on a 9 hour walking tour, which only cost 15DM!! I don't think there is anything I DIDN'T learn about the city. We saw all of the important sites (which are primarily located in the East side, around Mitte). Of the museums I visited, I would strongly recommend Checkpoint Charlie (try off-peak hours. Otherwise the crowds are insufferable), Pergammon and Topography of Terror (free).
Checkpoint Charlie - to get an idea about what life was like behind the Iron Curtain;
Pergammon - a remarkable ancient civilization museum;
Topography of Terror - to learn about Hitler's and then Stalin's storm troopers
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The funny thing is that when you climb up that round way one 'way' down you see people going down, but you never meet them! :) Then you realize that it's done like that, one way is up , another is down , just they are plaited into architecture.
Burdenstag. That's one of the most interesting things and do not miss it! There's a new architectural solution and they've built a 'copal' on the roof. It's all from glass, if you're afraid of height - try it! ;) maybe it will heal you!
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The cupola is constructed from 800 tonnes of steel and 3,00 square metres of glass. It consists of 24 main steel ribs which rest on a ring beam .
Daylight is reflected through the cupola by 360 angled mirrows
People ascent on a helical ramp,230 metres above ground. This elevated platform offers a spectacular panoramic view over the city. Visitors descent via an identical downward ramp.
Driving with the public...
Driving with the public tranport from Ostbahnhof to Berlin Zoo
You can see everything in the heart of berlin sitting in a S-Bahn. Especially the big construction sites at the Reichstag and the lehrter Stadtbahnhof, which will become very soon the Central Station of Berlin.
Reichstag (more pics are in...
Reichstag (more pics are in Travelogue)
With the completment of the restoration and reconstruction of Reichstag and its dome, this building becomes a new symbol of democracy in new capital, Berlin. The designer - Norman Foster - gives a great example for how to keep balance between history and future, old and new, democracy and political power.
top of the reichstag
Yes you can walk to the top. Daylight is reflected through the cupola by 360 angled mirrows People ascent on a helical ramp,230 metres above ground. This elevated platform offers a spectacular panoramic view over the city.
Dome of the Reichstag Building
You will have a great view into the German parlamentary building - and you will have a great view from abouve to the Potsdamer Platz, Brandenburger Tor and so on......
The Reichstag building
The Reichstag building is a historical edifice in Berlin, Germany, constructed to house the Reichstag, parliament of the German Empire
Reichstag Parliment building
The Reichstag building has a very impressive glass dome to see but try getting there early because the queues can be really long.
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