icubud (icubud) wrote,

Reichstag Closed To Most Tourists

One of Berlin's most popular tourist sites, the glass and steel dome and terrace of the Reichstag parliament building, was

closed indefinitely to most tourists on Monday as part of Germany's continued security crackdown, a parliamentary

spokeswoman, Birgit Landskron, said. The decision to close those parts of the building, which offer stunning views of Berlin and

attract thousands of visitors daily, was announced two days after the magazine Der Spiegel reported that Islamic radicals

planning a commando-style attack on the building similar to the 2008 raids in Mumbai, India, which left 170 people

dead and
300 wounded. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere criticized the report as ''irresponsible speculation.''

Tags: terrorism
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