October 1911 – The Reichstag Building in Berlin

Project Postcard October 1911 - Berlin Germany Reichstags Building front

Project Postcard October 1911 - Berlin Germany Reichstags Building back

The Reichstag is a historic edifice in Berlin, Germany, constructed to house the Imperial Diet (German: Reichstag) of the German Empire. It was opened in 1894 and housed the Diet until 1933, when it was severely damaged after being set on fire.

The term Reichstag, when used to connote a diet, dates back to the Holy Roman Empire. The building was built for the Diet of the German Empire, which was succeeded by the Reichstag of the Weimar Republic. The latter would become the Reichstag of Nazi Germany, which left the building (and ceased to act as a parliament) after the 1933 fire and never returned. The term Reichstag has not been used by German parliaments since World War II.


Owner of this postcard: Matias Roskos