Freiheit, einheit und demokratie…

This is the Bundestag, or Parliament, in Berlin. The architecture of the government buildings along the river Spree is spectacular. During the summer, there is a very nice sound and light show about the history of the area. The glass dome (centre, background), which represents transparency, was designed by the British architect Norman Foster.

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Three words appear regularly on posters, leaflets and in exhibitions.

Freiheit, meaning Freedom or Liberty,

Einheit, meaning Unity

and Demokratie, meaning Democracy

Unity is interesting. As a subset of Unity, we could also add Respect, Tolerance, Equality, Rights and Obligations. Something to think about!

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