Thursday, December 6, 2007

The Reichstag - Berlin

The Reichstag

Mirrored cone looking into the Parliament chambers

The Reichstag building has seen much history in the course of its lifetime. Built to originally house the Reichstag, the government of the German Empire in 1894 it stood as the parliament building until 1933 when it was allegedly burnt down by a Dutch Communist. Many believe that it was burnt down under the order of Adolf Hitler to ensure his rise to power.Now the rooftop and café are open to the public. From the roof you can look down into the parliamentary chambers to remind the elected officials who they work for.

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