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Infamously gutted by fire on 17 February 1933 - an event the Nazis used as an excuse to suspend basic freedoms - the Reichstag is today home to the Bundestag, the Federal German Parliament. The celebrated renovation by Lord Foster was conceived as a 'dialogue between old and new' and resulted in a cupola that is open to the general public. A trip to the top is a must, but expect airport-style security and long queues. At the centre of the dome is a funnel of mirrors, angled so as to shed light on the workings of democracy below but also lending an almost funhouse effect to it all.