Classic-Tour PARLIAMENTARY DISTRICT
This tour explains the parliamentary buildings and landscaping around the Reichstag and Federal Chancellery. Set out along the linear composition of the so-called ‘Band des Bundes’, the parliamentary buildings connect the formerly divided sides of the river Spree, elegantly demonstrating the new face of Berlin’s political power.
Buildings visited in the course of the tour – including interior visits:
Reichstag (Lord Norman Foster), Federal Chancellery and Bundestag U-Bahn station (Schultes Frank), Forum (Lützow 7), Paul Löbe Haus and Marie Elisabeth Lüders Haus (Stefan Braunfels), Swiss Embassy (Diener und Diener), Spreebogen Park (w+s), Kronprinzenbrücke (Santiago Calatrava), Kindergarten (Gustav Peichl)
Additionaly you can choose between 2 options:
a) Focus Hauptbahnhof (main train station, gmp)
A new urban district is developing around the transparent new main train station located at the heart of the capital.
b) Focus Pariser Platz:
“Critical reconstruction” at the Brandenburg Gate, Academy of Arts (Günter Behnisch and Werner Durth), DZ Bank (Frank Gehry), French Embassy (Christian de Portzamparc), Dresdner Bank (gmp), Brandenburger Tor U-Bahn station (Hentschel Oestreich / Artus), Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (Peter Eisenman) et al.
Duration approximately 2,5 hours