Reichstag is the local house of parliament, but at the same time this is one of the main attractions of Berlin. After the arson of 1933 and the bombing of 1945 the government had to move to Bonn. Reichstag was restored only in 1999. Since that time it has become a permanent place of parliament sessions. The huge glass cupola on the roof of the building keeps catching everyone's attention. Tourists are welcome to get upstairs by using a special staircase for visitors. From that place they will be able to see the hall for plenary sessions. The bottom of the cupola is the location of a cozy restaurant with a wonderful view.
The Brandenburg Gate.
The Brandenburg Gate is often called the symbol of Berlin. The gate is the boundary between the ancient and modern parts of the city. During the Cold War it was the starting point from which the building of The Berlin Wall began. It was also the place, from which the first eastern Germans passed the frontier in 1989. The Gate is decorated with a sculpture composition - the quadriga, charioted by goddess Victoria.
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