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Reichstag visit(s)

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On this second visit to Berlin, seeing the Reichstag was a priority as it was still under construction our first time. (Priority#2 was the Museum Pass - we had more money this time!)

http://www.bundestag.de/htdocs_e/visits/besgrupp/index.html

We made two reservations, one for a guided tour (in English) of the building, followed by dome access.

The second reservation was for a lecture, given in the plenary chamber, also in English and also followed by a dome visit.

The website was easy to navigate and the invitation to the tour came within 10 days, email. The invitation to the lecture arrived almost two months later, but we had made our requests far ahead so no problem. Also, we had received immediate confirmation emails of our requests so were confident of the process.

No waiting in lines, and certainly no need to frequent the on-site restaurant to gain access.

Both visits were great but we agreed the lecture on the German Parliamentary system was superb, especially as we were there just after the September elections when there was still no decided coalition govt. There were over 50 attendees from probably 20 different countries and the lecturer was very knowledgeable.

I must say I came to Berlin this time with a bit of bitterness as we visited Warsaw first and that sad history is not easily overlooked. But the current openness of the German government and recognition of past evil gives a more favorable impression.

And I thought it was swell of the Bundestag to let us visit twice!

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