Berlin’s Reichstag building on fire after a 1933 arson attack, an event pivotal in the establishment of Nazi Germany. Photograph: UniversalImagesGroup/Getty Images TV tonight Television TV...
Today, the building is home to the Bundestag, or German federal Parliament. In addition to learning about German government, a visit to Reichstag will reward you with the chance to see a stunning historic building and a rooftop that overlooks Berlin. Read on for a complete guide to Reichstag.
Faced with the certain defeat of the German Reich in the First World War, the Social Democrat Philipp Scheidemann proclaimed the German Republic on this Saturday from a window of the Reichstag building – today the seat of the Bundestag. It was also announced that the German Emperor had abdicated: he fled to the Netherlands and his abdication ...
On the night of 27 February 1933, the Reichstag building was set afire. Marinus van der Lubbe, a Dutch communist, was found guilty of starting the blaze. Hitler proclaimed that the arson marked the start of a communist uprising.
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7. Reichstag Building. One of the highlights of any Berlin trip is going up the Reichstag Dome. It is the glass, round-shaped structure on top of the Reichstag Building. Try to make it there to catch the sunset at the end of your tour.
9.10pm, BBC Four. The fractured mood of metropolis Berlin on the verge of international calamity is captured through personal diaries, letters and extensive film footage in this haunting three-part documentary. It starts with the dawn of the new year, when the country is divided as the National Socialists have become the strongest party in ...