The Reichstag–the parliament building in Berlin–has a sad and complicated history. The building caught fire in 1933 under mysterious circumstances helping to catapult Hitler further into dictatorial rulership under the guise of protecting the country. Today, however, the Reichstag once again represents democracy. The glass dome now capping the building can be climbed by locals and tourists alike. Looking down on the rulers from above, you can feel the transparency Germans value so much in their government today.