Reichstag building#

Reichstag building
Reichstag building, 2012
© Elisabeth Ertl

In 1894 the Reichstag building Reichstagsgebäude, Berlin, Deutschland was opened in Berlin. Originally it was constructed to house the Imperial Diet of the German Empire, which it did up to 1933 when a fire severely damaged the edifice. The building fell into disuse and was only made safe against the elements after World War II until after the reunification in 1990 when the Reichstag building underwent a reconstruction and a full restoration. Nine years later, in 1999, the building process was completed and once again it became the meeting point of the German parliament, the Bundestag.