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:


Parliamentary District
Reichstag (Lord Norman Foster), Federal Chancellery and Bundestag underground 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), Kronprinzen bridge (Santiago Calatrava), Kindergarden (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: Cube (3XN), office and residential building (Hadi Teherani), Hotel Barceló and office building (Bolwin Wulf) - all under construction
b) Focus Pariser Platz:
‘Critical reconstruction’ surrounding the Brandenburg Gate, Academy of the Arts (Günter Behnisch and Werner Durth), DZ Bank (Frank Gehry), French Embassy (Christian de Portzamparc), Allianz Forum (gmp), Brandenburger Tor underground station (Hentschel Oestreich / Artus), Holocaust Memorial (Peter Eisenman)


Duration approximately 2,5 hours