The Reichstag building - the famous historical building, which is perhaps the most popular tourist attraction in Berlin. It was built for the first parliament of the German Empire. Construction began in 1884, when Kaiser Wilhelm I and lasted ten years. In this building the Reichstag met until 1933, when it burned down in a fire.. After that, the building was used for propaganda meetings, and after 1939 - for military purposes.. In 1945, during the Battle of Berlin, Soviet troops were storming the Reichstag. Thirtieth day of April one thousand nine hundred and forty-five, was hoisted on the Reichstag Victory Banner. On the walls of the Reichstag, Soviet soldiers left many inscriptions, some of which (including the meeting room) is preserved and retained restorations of the building. After the war, the building was almost completely destroyed.. Later it was rebuilt in 1973 and was used as an exposition of historical exhibits, as well as for executive meetings and one-time events.. After the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany, the fourth of October, one thousand nine hundred ninety years old, the day after the effective date of the reunification of Germany, the Reichstag, the first meeting of the first all-German Bundestag.. The building was later remodeled by the world renowned architect Norman Foster. Now here sits the German parliament - the Bundestag, and guided tours..