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Berlin - Reichstag + Brandenburg Gate

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The Reichstag is the seat of the German federal government. In the 1990s, Sir Norman Foster did a reconstruction and extension project for the building, adding a dome and renovating the interiors. The building is open to the public. However, with only 1 elevator to the dome, there was about a 30 minute wait outside on a sunny afternoon.

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The dome features a huge column in the middle with a ramp going to the top along the edges. Unfortunately, it was very hard to take pictures due to the angle of the glass and the glare.

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There is an open deck just outside the dome that offers a panoramic view of the city. However, it is not high enough to give a very good vantage point. But then, I have been up a number of viewpoints in both the west and east already.

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Brandenburg Gate is located a short walk away.

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Berlin photo gallery

http://www.globalphotos.org/berlin.htm

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Very flattering pics of Berlin! I loved this one:

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It is sad that Frankfurt and Bonn seem to get more headlines overhere in the states, Berlin is defintely a great city with lots of beautiful sights to see.

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Yes very nice pics. I've seen a few of the Reichstag before. An interesting mix of old and new architecture.

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Again great pics! I never made it into the Reichstag Dome, the lines the time I was in that part of the city with time where always too long, so it is great to see some pics from inside the dome, but more importantly to me to see the views from the top of the Reichstag. Those views are superb from up there!

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