Restored at great expense by Norman Foster, the controversial "new" Reichstag has nothing in common with the old building which was riddled with bullets and stood alone and abandoned next to the Wall. The new steel and glass dome, unveiled in 1999, is a symbol of democratic transparency. Two spiral staircases wind around an upturned cone covered with mirrors. The cone extends as far as the semi-circular political chamber, creating a pool of light. The dome boasts stunning views of the city.
Address:Platz der Republik 1, 10557 Berlin
Phone:+49 30 22732152
Price:free of charge
visit of cupola daily 8am-midnight (last admission 9.45pm) - closed 24 Dec and 31 Dec after 4pm - prior booking only, online (at least 3 days in advance) or on site, at "Anmeldung Kuppel" counter located Scheidemannstraße - ID document compulsory
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