The Amazing Glass Dome in Berlin @ Reichstag Dome

Saturday, November 30, 2013 0 Comments A+ a-


This post is dedicated to my fellow colleague, Mark who recommended me to include a visit to the Reichstag Dome, the glass dome on top of the Reichstag building (which is also the German Parliament building) during my last visit to Berlin.
The Glass Dome in Berlin
It might be a slight hassle as the visit to the dome as it required a prior reservation via the online booking at www.bundestag.de . However, it is definitely worth the effort as the 360-degree view of the surrounding Berlin cityscape from the top is simply splendid plus the stage-of-the-art large glass dome is perhaps the best design by Sir Norman Foster to symbolize the reunification of Germany.
The Glass Dome in Berlin
The design is very much stemmed from the concept of environmental friendliness. Energy efficient and zero carbon emission are part of the features incorporated into the design. 

The mirrored cone at the heart of the building work in unison with the glass pane of the building to direct daylight into the building and effectively decrease the carbon emissions of the building as the building is brighten up by the natural ray of sunlight.
Reichstag Dome, The Glass Dome in Berlin
Another great feature of the building is the unique steel spiraling ramps which provides visitor a relaxing way to enjoy the view and atmosphere in the building without worrying the opposite direction flow. Plus, with the absent of staircase, visitor can 'cruise' effortless to the top of the dome.
Reichstag Dome, The Glass Dome in Berlin
Do pay a visit to the Reichstag Dome if you happen to be in town of Berlin. You will not be disappointed.
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