Reichstag Dome

Berlin.  The German Parliament Building is a one of a kind. But like other capitol buildings, it had a dome. Unlike other capitols, it had a huge metal dome, over 150 feet high.

I had to send away for an advance invitation to tour the Reichstag Dome.  (Do people who don’t plan miss out on these sites?) I was there as the doors opened, but there was still a long line. 

I always visit capitol buildings but this was something else again. I highly recommend you get an invitation to see for yourself. 

I listened to an audio guide as I walked round and round the winding path around the Dome. It is 55 meters high and environmentally friendly.  The building of the Dome was commissioned in 1992 and completed in 1999. It is stationed directly over the Reichstag Building of 1884.

My favorite part was standing by the futuristic dome and looking out at the classical statue on the lower roof.  Some photos:

from a distance

 

Close up

 

Inside the Dome

 

Looking out from the Dome

TATTOO—Journeys on My Mind by Tina Marie L. Lamb is available at Amazon and BarnesandNoble and iBooks and Audible.

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