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Story Line of Berlin Walking Tour Including Typical Berlin Chocolate
"Take a step back in history and visit some of the original sites of World War II. After meeting your guide at a predetermined location you'll stop by the Reichstag a historical building constructed to house the Imperial Diet of the German Empire. The Reichstag fire of 1933 gave the Nazis pretext to blame the communists and seize power; in 1945 it was bombed by soviets during the Battle of Berlin.Afterward make your way toward the Brandenburg Gate; once the symbol of division during the Cold War it now epitomizes German reunification. Along the way you'll see the beautiful Pariser Platz one of the city's main focal point.Continuing
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Berlin Private Half-Day Walking Tour: Discover the German Capital’s History
"Discover how a small town built on a swamp became one of the most powerful cities in the world! Enjoy your own private guide now to see all of Berlin’s main sights in one 4-hour tour encompassing all areas of the German capital’s history. Your to an imperial capital and into the dark days of the 20th Century. You’ll get to know all about Berlin all at your own pace. At the breathtaking Museum Island you will not only see inspiring neo-classical architecture but learn about the Prussians’ ambitions to turn Berlin into a world city. No wonder it’s now a UNESCO World Heritage Site! From here you’ll walk the entire length of the Unter den Linden the former royal boulevard. Along the way you’ll pass Germany’s central war memorial the Neue Wache
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"Private Half-Day Tour of Berlin: Capital of Culture
Private 3-hour Introductory Tour of Berlin Capital of Culture Tyranny and Tolerance"This 3-­hour tour of Germany’s capital city takes a broad view of the political and ideological forces that unleashed genocide and global war in the 20th century. Exploring Berlin’s iconic landmarks while emphasizing the tumultuous Nazi and Cold War eras you will learn how in the 1700s tiny Prussia’s violent transformation into Europe’s dominant military power already set the stage for the great tragedies of recent history. Begin the tour at Potsdamer Platz the business center which replaced the wasteland formerly known as East Germany’s “Death Strip.” Following the path where the Berlin Wall once stood through to the historic Tiergarten Park you take in the dramatic new Holocaust Memorial and the Reichstag. While the mysterious fire that damaged the Reichstag in 1933 was used by the Nazis as the pretext to suspend civil liberties and arrest political opponents the grand glass dome created for the building in 1992 by architect Norman Foster (complete with walkways that look down into the Parliament) provokes a discussion about the symbolic intentions of the cupola a metaphor for Germany’s reunification
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Reichstag Tips (186)

Reichstag

The German parliament, the Bundestag, has been here since 1999. Sir Norman Foster supervised the renovation of the building but he also designed the glass dome that sits atop the Reichstag.A trip to...
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smirnofforiginal
Mar 04, 2013

German parliament building

This iconic building on Platz der Republik is the meeting place of the German parliament (Bundestag). The building was originally constructed by Paul Wallot in 1884-94. A great fire in 1933 destroyed...
slothtraveller
Nov 07, 2012

When the Queues do not Move...

Update July 2012When I was in Berlin the last time you could still queue (for several hours LOL) to get into the Reichstag and did not need a reservation. Looking at their...
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Kakapo2
Jul 20, 2012

Site of the Bundestag (German Parliament)

Everybody runs to the Reichstag when visiting Berlin. Of course not because anybody in the world would appreciate the attitude of politicians. No - everybody wants to get up to the crystal cupola of...
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Kakapo2
Jul 20, 2012

Reichstag

The Reichstag was built by Paul Wallot after the Unification of Germany in 1871. The unique building in neo-classical style had to be the venue for meeting of the German imperial parliament. In 1933 a...
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Nikolay_Ivanov
Jul 19, 2012

The Reichstag

The Reichstag is the seat of government these days in Berlin, but it has had an extremely colourful history since it was built back in the 19th century. Without a doubt, the most famous occupants of...
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Maryimelda
May 17, 2012

A Little Bit of History

From the history lessons at highschool I remember that after World War I Philipp Scheidemann proclaimed the German Republic from one of the Reichstag windows – between two spoonfuls of soup, as our...
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Kakapo2
Mar 26, 2012

Reichstag

The Reichstag (German: Reichstagsgebäude), the current German parliament building in the capital Berlin at the Platz der Republik. The name is sometimes abbreviated to Reichstag (German: Reichstag)....
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Twan
Mar 15, 2012

Book in advance

Since our last visit to Berlin the Reichstag building had acquired its glistening new dome, the work of Norman Foster. As an admirer of his work, and a fan of “new meets old” architecture, I was keen...
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toonsarah
Jun 17, 2011

Visiting the Reichstag

Last week i did a trip to Berlin!I planned my trip with virutaltourist. But sadly i figured out, that the Reichstag is closed for public since October 2010, and there was no tip on this page.The...
justforacomment
Apr 18, 2011

The Reichstag

I visited the Reichstag only about a week after it was wrapped by Christo and Jeanne Claude in 1995.The building has had an interesting history. it was built between 1884–94 by Paul Wallot to house...
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Blatherwick
Apr 04, 2011

The symbol of the new Germany

19th April 1999 heralded the first meeting of the Bundestag in it's new Berlin home... 66 years after the Reichstag was burned to the ground. From the river you get one of the best views of the Norman...
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GillianMcLaughlin
Apr 04, 2011
 
 
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Things to Do Near Reichstag

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Pariser Platz

Pariser Platz stands at the eastern end of Unter den Linden next to the Brandenburg Gate. It was laid out between 1732 and 1734 in what was a Baroque expansion of the city. It received its present...
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Madame Tussauds

Now Berlin has a "Madame Tussauds" wax cabinet, too. Actually, it is quite fun. If you get over the hefty entry fee (18,50 € for adults), it is a very interactive experience with lots of photo...
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Holocaust Memorial

I could never understand the behavior of people at times .... This place is not for posing for photos doing your "V" for victory signs ... or for jumping from slab to slab .... This is a memorial...
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Berliner Ensemble - Theater am Schiffbauerdamm

Growing up with theatre parents, Brecht has long been one of my favourite playwrites, so it was of course particularly nice to see his own theatre, the Berliner Ensemble. Here, there is also a statue...
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Unter den Linden

We just happened to notice old cars through the window and went in. It is free to visit, and you can see Mercedes cars from many ages. Also many MB-accesories sold in here. We only watched the oldest...
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Bebelplatz

The old Royal Library, located at the Babelplatz, was built from 1775 to 1780, according to the design of Joseph Emanuel Fisher von Erlach. It used to be the library until 1914 but nowadays it houses...
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Getting to Reichstag

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Platz der Republik, Berlin-Tiergarten

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