- The Reichstag building, completed in 1894, represents the heart of German politics and has been a witness to the country's troubled past. From an attempted communist coup and Nazi empowerment, to the DDR, when the building stood on the edge of the Iron Curtain. The roof of the Reichstag sports a huge glass dome designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster, from which spectacular views out across the ever changing city of Berlin can be seen. Directly opposite the Reichstag is the forest canopy of the Tierpark, divided by the former Siegesallee (Avenue of Victory) which was dismantled after the fall of Hitler. The Tierpark was the former hunting ground of the Prussian princes and of Kaiser Wilhelm II.
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