Scenes from Berlin – 05

The Reichstag, first opened in 1894, and the scene of some momentous occasions in its history, is today again the home of Germany’s national assembly, the Bundestag.



In 1991, the Bundestag in Bonn voted – only by 338 to 320 votes – to return to the Reichstag in Berlin. Sir Norman Foster was commissioned to reconstruct the building and the Bundestag moved back there in 1999. The most exciting new feature of the building is the Dome. It is truly a marvel. If you are in Berlin, you must visit it, but be aware that you have to book a couple of days in advance and supply details of everyone who is visiting. Here are a few photos. It is endlessly fascinating.








And a reminder that Berlin is still under construction…


About John S

I'm blogging about the things I love: music, sport, culture, London, with some photos to illustrate aspects of our wonderful city. I’ve written a novel called “The Decision”, a futuristic political thriller, and first of a trilogy. I’m also the author of a book on music since the 1970s called “ I Was There - A Musical Journey” and a volume of poetry about youth, “Growin’ Up - Snapshots/ Fragments”. All available on Amazon and Kindle.
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4 Responses to Scenes from Berlin – 05

  1. Rick says:

    The Reichstag has seen a lot.

  2. Amazing! Is it an expensive city?

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