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Berlin. Reichstagskuppel

Nefer • 3 minutes read • August 17th, 2016
This Reichstag building in 

Berlin

 was envisioned by the architect as a symbol of a united Germany. The towers represent the four German kingdoms and the dome was planned to embody Kaiser Wilhelm II. But the Kaiser did not like something in it, and the dome of the Reichstag building had to be re-dedicated to the German parliament. The building was badly damaged during the bombing. In May 1945, the Reichstag building was captured by Soviet troops. It had remained dilapidated for a long time. Restoration works weren't decided until 1956. And it was decided not to erect the dome because of the high cost. In 1999, the renovated 

Reichstag building

 was officially opened. With the dome, as is right and proper. The only difference is that the new dome is round, and not the square like the original. There is a spiral ramp to the observation deck. And in the middle, a upside-down cone of glass hanging from the ceiling. It's very nice and impressive.
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But it's better to visit the 

Reichstag building

in the evening because there are long lines during the day.
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Author: Nefer
Source: neferjournal.livejournal.com
Translated by: Olesya Zhukova

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