All Sources -
Updated Media sources (1) About content Print Topic Share Topic
views updated

Reichstag the main legislature of the German state under the Second and Third Reichs; the building in Berlin in which this met, which was badly damaged by fire on the Nazi accession to power in 1933, an event believed by many to have been contrived by the Nazis to justify suppression of opposition and the assumption of emergency powers.

In April 1999, the renovated Reichstag building, parliament of reunited Germany, was formally opened, its new interior having been created by the British architect Norman Foster.

views updated

Reichstag German Parliament building. Erected 1884–94, the Reichstag is where the lower legislative assembly of Germany met until 1933, when it was severely damaged in a fire. After the reunification of Germany in 1990, it once again served as the meeting place of Germany's Parliament.

views updated

ReichstagCamargue, Den Haag, Prague •Reichstag • Bundestag