Berlin’s Reichstag building has been the seat of Germany’s Bundestag parliament since 1999 and is one of Berlin’s most well-known and frequently visited attractions. Located on the banks of the River Spree on Platz der Republik, it is a mere 10-minute walk from the Brandenburg Gate apartments.
The neo-Renaissance structure was created in the Tiergarten district in the late 19th century by architect Paul Wallot. It suffered serious damage during World War Two and was rebuilt in modernised form in the 1960s. From 1995 to 1999, the parliament building underwent a major redesign.
Its glass dome is a key feature of the Berlin skyline and is open to visitors, who can also take guided tours of the Reichstag building itself. Fans of politics can even watch a session of the German Bundestag live from the upper balcony.