WATCH: History and transparency converge in Germany’s Bundestag building

The Reichstag building was constructed in 1894, burned in a mysterious fire in 1933, shelled in air raids during WWII, repaired in the 1960s, then restored in 1999 after the reunification of Germany. The building was not used during the Nazi era, nor the divided East/ West Germany years. Now, the renovated building features a glass dome, symbolizing transparency in the government.

Click the video below to take a tour.

Lane Luckie, a news anchor and reporter for KLTV in Tyler, Texas, is traveling in Germany and Belgium as part of a fellowship with the RIAS Berlin Commission. The bi-national journalist exchange, which is a partnership with the Radio Television Digital News Foundation, was established in 1992 to promote understanding between the United States and Germany in the field of broadcasting. Click here to learn more.

The views expressed in this blog do not necessarily reflect the views of KLTV/KTRE-TV or Raycom Media. They are solely the opinion of the author. All content © Copyright 2017 Lane Luckie

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