|This large building is part of the so-called Band des Bundes (Ribbon of Government Buildings), a series of government buildings north of the Reichstag and tucked into a loop of the river Spree. The Federal Chancellery is aligned with this building to the west. |
Left: view from the Reichstag dome; views from the south and southwest
|The Verlag guide defines the form of this monumental building as a double comb; that is, the four courtyards on each side of a long spine from above look like a double comb.|
The west end entranceThe large porch on the west end has delicate columns for support as well as a glazed curtain wall.
Center: looking at the west end from the north with the top of the Reichstag dome in the backgroundThe path leads from the Reichstag to the main Central Station.
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