The history of the Reichstag
The building was constructed in the neo-Renaissance style from 1884 till 1894 and was already used as Reichstag of the German empire back in the days. After severe damaging during the Reichstag fire as well as during the Second World War it was used solely for exhibitions and events in the meantime.
After fundamental transformation and construction of the accessible dome, the German Bundestag is located at the Reichstag again since 1999.
Dome and rooftop terrace
An architectural highlight of the builing is the rooftop terrace with its impressive glas dome, which can be visited. The observation deck at the upper part of the dome is allowing a spectacular panoramic view of Germany’s capital.
The expensive dome construction is 23 meters high, has a diameter of around 40 meters and is giving additional light to the plenary hall through 360 mirrors.