Berlin - Reichstag BuildingSeptember 24, 2015 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C
Squeezing in one last thing in Berlin, we managed to get an evening tour into the dome of the Reichstag, Germany's parliament building. It's a very neat metal and glass dome with a spiral ramp running up the inside (Vel would love it). It gives some amazing views over the city but also serves to let/reflect natural light down into the main parliament chamber below. If it's too bright, there's a rotating sun shield (visible in #3).
Because I didn't know about this far enough beforehand, we had to wait in line earlier in the day for about an hour to get tickets :( You can book online but you have to book about a month in advance.
Oh also on our way in and out we went past Brandenburg Gate again, where they had a giant head-balloon of (I think) Merkel. Of course?Read more