Discover Germany, Issue 86, Architecture Special, October 2021

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Discover Germany  |  Architecture Special

Olafur Eliasson. The sculpture is 30 feet (9 metres) tall, is made of steel and is a real treat for photographers and tourists alike. HOHENZOLLERN CASTLE Many international visitors connect Germany with beautiful castles and this proves to be true when you think of Neuschwanstein Castle or its less known cousin, the Hohenzollern  Castle. Built on Mount Hohenzollern, 855 metres above sea level, it is certainly one of Germany’s most beautiful. Once the ancestral seat of the Hohenzollern, the castle has a vivid history. Today, it offers amazing views across the surrounding landscape. REICHSTAG, BERLIN Of course, the Reichstag, the home of the German parliament (Bundestag) in Berlin needs to be listed here too. Originally built in a Neo-Renaissance

style in 1894, the building was later damaged by fire and the war so that it had to be renovated numerous times.

In 1999, it got its probably most famous addition – the glass dome designed by Norman Foster.

Above: Cologne Cathedral. Bottom: Reichstag, Berlin. Photos: © Pixabay

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