Category Archives: Germany


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Bundestag Berlin – The former Reichstag was set on fire in 1933. The building was partially refurbished in 1960 but was not properly completed until after the re-unification of Germany  when it was eventually redesigned by the star architect Norman Foster.

The building was first designed by the architect Paul Wallot in the Neo-Classical style. Wallot based his design directly on Philadelphia’s Memorial Hall.

The new large Glass Dome has a view of 360 degrees over the cityscape. It is one of my favourite buildings in Berlin, because it has successfully integrated an old Neo-Classic design with a very modern glass, mirror and metal dome.