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The Reichstag building in Berlin was constructed as the place where the Reichstag, the parliament of the German Empire, would convene. It was opened in 1894 and housed the Reichstag until 1933. It again became the seat of the German parliament in 1999. In 1992, Sir Norman Foster won yet another architectual contest for the reconstruction of the building.

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9/10 A very beautiful and historic building. It represents Germany's attempts and then success at achieving Democracy. Glad to see it's back in business!!

I have never seen a picture of the Reichstag with the enourmous grass garden in front. It kind of reminds me of the "Mall" in front of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. Was this always a part of the Reichstag?
 

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Nick in Atlanta said:
9/10 A very beautiful and historic building. It represents Germany's attempts and then success at achieving Democracy. Glad to see it's back in business!!

I have never seen a picture of the Reichstag with the enourmous grass garden in front. It kind of reminds me of the "Mall" in front of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. Was this always a part of the Reichstag?
maybe you have only seen it from this side:



Berlin is the city with the most changes in the world in the last 15 years but I guess it always looked like this ( this picture it 2 years old)

 

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Berlin is the city with the most changes in the world in the last 15 years but I guess it always looked like this
No, the place in front of the Reichstag (and even the Reichstag itself) looked different before it was burned down in 1933 (the Nazis blamed a dutch communist for it).

The Reichstag until ca. 1900
 

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Hope this helps. :D



It's a pretty nice building. 9
 

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And to think it was bombed burnt down and rebuilt and shot at, and it is still great. just think, soldiers and tankd died/blew up just outside of it 60 years ago. lovely building.
 

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This is a little off-topic, but I wish Berlin would have painted a line around "West Berlin" which would be visible from an aerial view, which showed where the Berlin Wall used to stand. I think that a lot of Germans know its location very well, but I don't know where it ran exactly. I have a rough idea, but I'd like to know for sure.
 

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Nick in Atlanta said:
This is a little off-topic, but I wish Berlin would have painted a line around "West Berlin" which would be visible from an aerial view, which showed where the Berlin Wall used to stand. I think that a lot of Germans know its location very well, but I don't know where it ran exactly. I have a rough idea, but I'd like to know for sure.
Nick there's a line with stones on the ground where the Berlin wall was. Here are 2 pictures:



 
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