|The Reichstag building burned on the night of 27 February 1933, but it has been reconstructed. The building was opened again on April 19, 1999.|
|The glass dome on the top, designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster, was added when the building was reconstructed. The German Congress meets in the Reichstag building.|
|On 9 November 1918, Philipp Scheidemann proclaimed a German Republic from a window of the Reichstag, and the Kaiser was forced to abdicate.|
|Slabs of black marble in front of the Reichstag have the names of the 96 members of the Reichstag who were murdered by the Nazis; it was dedicated in September 1992.|
Construction was still going on in front of the Reichstag building where new landscaping was being installed when I visited in May 2002. The Berlin wall formerly ran behind the Reichstag which was located on the West side of the divided city of Berlin.