Reichstag
Berlin, Germany

Reichstag in Berlin (Germany) - the headquater of the German Parliament

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Platz der Republik 1 11011 Berlin, Germany

Date of build

1884 - 1894
1961 - 1964, 1994 - 1999 - reconstruction

Reichstag description and facts:

The Reichstag is the seat of the German parliament erected in 1894. In 1918, the German Republic was proclaimed from his balcony.

The building was partially destroyed during a fire that broke out on February 27, 1933 (four weeks after Hitler came to power), for which a group of communists was accused. Even more destruction occurred during World War II, when enemies considered the building as one of the key objects.

For many years, the building has been forgotten and wondered whether it will be rebuilt or destroyed at all. In the years 1961-1973 the entire reconstruction of the Reichstag was entrusted to the architect Paul Baumgarten, who won the competition for the design and implementation of the reconstruction of the building.

After reunification of Germany, in 1994 a decision was made to modernize the building, this time the project was entrusted to the British architect Sir Norman Foster.

Only the facade with the inscription "Dem Deutschen Volke" ("the German nation") remained from the former Reichstag. At the top there is a steel and glass dome.

The diameter of the dome is 40 meters, it is 23 meters high and contains about 800 tons of steel. Inside the dome there is a "light sculptor", ie a beveled inverted cone with a diameter of 2.5 meters at the bottom of the base and 16 meters at the top of the base, covered with 360 properly arranged mirrors. The steel structure of the dome is crowned with the "eye" of the skylight.

The six-storey edifice on its lowest floor houses the main official rooms, on the second floor there are the offices of the president and the Council of Ministers, on the third floor there are m.in. meeting rooms. The audience can observe the Hall of Deputies from above on these floors from the terrace located there.

You can get to the roof by lift or over 230 meters long pavements, from which through the glass walls you can see the meeting room.

Many modern and ecological solutions have been used in the Reichstag gamma. The inverted cone is part of the natural ventilation system of the Chamber of Deputies. Solar panels with an area of ​​300 m² accumulate solar energy, which is then used in the heating system. Carbon dioxide hardly escapes from the building into the atmosphere, while the heating system up to 300 meters underground uses groundwater.

Parliament of the Second German Reich held its meeting until 1918. In 1919-1933 meetings of the Parliament of the Weimar Republic took place here. Since 1994, the building has been the venue for the National Assembly, which is held every five years to elect a president. In 1999, the building became the seat of the German parliament - Bundestag.

Admission to the building is free, the dome is visited daily by approximately 8,000 tourists who, in addition to a glazed view of the meeting room, have a restaurant on the top floor.

Official website: http://www.bundestag.de

"Here we are faced with the mutilation of the building, whose symbolism from the free time is of minor importance to today's Germans. The simplest solution would be to demolish the Reichstag and erect a modern facility in its place that would replace the old substance. But the more we got to know this building, the more we realized that history is still in its interior and we can not just remove it." - Sir Norman Foster

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polak
#21
polak
13 years ago
lubie dzwonki bim bom bim bom xD
Tosiek
#20
Tosiek
14 years ago
Wszystkie trzy pokazane tu budowle (Europejski Dzwon Wolności, Instytut "Most" i Cerkiew św. Mikołaja) mieszczą się obok Międzynarodowego Muzeum Młynów w Gifhorn (Niemcy - Dolna Saksonia).
BerlinTravel
#19
BerlinTravel [http://berlintravel.pl]
6 years ago
Byłem w tym roku na zwiedzaniu Bundestagu. Po przyjeździe powstał przewodnik po Berlinie http://berlintravel.pl . Możliwe, że będzie pomocny.
nowy123s
#18
nowy123s
12 years ago
Warszawa się chowa nie ma porównania do Chicago. Nie mogę znieść jak wieśniaki przyjeżdżają do stolicy i zachwycają się tymi małymi wypierdkami. Nie nawidzę Warzawy, na siłę chce z siebie zrobić amerykańskie miasto z wieżowcami. Najbardziej żałosne jest to jak pokazują panorame warszawy w telewizji że niby taka metropolia z wieżowcami. Jebac Warszawe
Marshall
#17
Marshall
12 years ago
w polsce nie ma warunkow , w warsawie postawili by chociasz taki na 400m i pare osub by moze tam zamieszkalo zgadzam sie .. ale sam mieszkam w Chicago i wiem .. zapraszam do odwiedzenia miasta naprawde warto ja juz od 4 lat tu mieszkam ,,Miasto piekne ale kraj rodzinny jeszcze bardziej ..
cHRIS
#16
cHRIS
13 years ago
hi, Mieszkam w Chicago, to jest zaje.... biste miasto i ma piekne Down Town. Ameryka da sobie rade , jakie bankructwo? Roxana apartament bedzie kosztowal jak juz to ladnych kilkaset tys do ponad miliona $.Pozdro dla Polski
Endrju
#15
Endrju
13 years ago
Super budowa :)
voyto
#14
voyto
14 years ago
mieszkam w chiago i powiem tyle, budowe przerwano. zalali fundamenty i koniec. nie ma chetnych. w tej chwili trump konczy drugi co do wielkosci budynek w chicago i tylko hotel wykancza a reszte chce sprzedac bo na apartamenty chetnych nie ma. ameryka jest bankrutem i ludzi juz na ladne apartamenty nie stac.
tomaszek16
#13
tomaszek16
14 years ago
Zywal w Polsce nie ma warunkow do budowy tak wysokich budynkow
aaa07
#12
aaa07
14 years ago
Super budowla
Lilium Tower
#11
Lilium Tower
14 years ago
zywal -nie masz pojecia, to sie nie wypowiadaj,bo sloma....
budynek
#10
budynek
14 years ago
szkoda, że wygląda jak wibrator
Roxana
#9
Roxana
14 years ago
max fajniutki wiezowiec bedzie:-)pewnie apartament bedzie kosztowal kilkanascie tysiecy $....................
marina
#8
marina
14 years ago
fajne takie budynka hahahahahahahaha
lukasz
#7
lukasz
14 years ago
kilka osób by sie znalazło do mieszkania, a kto by chciał po równych drogach jeździc? :) myślę, że kilka osób wiecej:)
Ja
#6
Ja
14 years ago
A kto by u nas w takim budynku mieszkał?
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#5
.
14 years ago
Niestety Polskę nie stać na takie budynki i zawsze będziemy dużo bardziej zacofani....
ronnie94941
#4
ronnie94941
14 years ago
jednak to prawda:) bylem w chicago w lipcu i na wycieczce przewodnik mowil ze buduja tam taki budynek:) wtedy mial niewiele ponad 100m
API
#3
API
14 years ago
Zawsze wierzyłem,że Chicago pobije Nowy Jork!
dymina
#2
dymina
14 years ago
bryła jest dosc prosta i trohe odkapiona
poland
#1
poland
14 years ago
Taki budynek mógłby powstać w Polsce. Fajnie by było:-)

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