A journey through Germany
Government and constitutional bodies as far as the eye can see – that is, at least, when Germany’s key political bodies gather for three days to showcase their work on an area stretching from the Reichstag building to the Federal Chancellery.
For the first time in the history of the annual celebrations of German unity, all 16 federal states (Bundesländer) will join the so-called “Zipfelbund” as well as the Bundestag (federal parliament), Bundesrat (federal council) and the Bundesregierung (federal government) at one location on and around the Platz der Republik. At this emblematic and historical site, where the reunification of Germany was officially proclaimed and celebrated in 1990, politicians and other representatives of federal and state governments will make themselves available to answer any questions interested guests might have.
Experience politics and democracy first-hand, while at the same time enjoying the best in culture, science and culinary treats from Germany’s federal states. A trip to the Platz der Republik facing the Reichstag building promises to take you on a journey through Germany’s federal democracy at a location in the very heart of the capital – NUR MIT EUCH!
German Bundesrat (Federal Council) Presidency
On the 1st of November 2017 the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller, assumed the office of Bundesrat president for one year. For this year, Mr. Müller will conduct Bundesrat business and head the monthly plenary sessions that all minister presidents usually attend. The Bundesrat president’s tasks also include attending various protocol appointments in Germany and abroad, such as receiving high-level international delegations. Mr Müller has already travelled to Jordan and the Netherlands in the interests of further consolidating good partnerships with those countries.
The German state (Land) holding the office of the Bundesrat presidency also hosts the official Day of German Unity celebrations. In 2018 Berlin will host this festival of democracy, freedom and reunification under the motto ONLY WITH YOU.
YOU WILL FIND MORE INFORMATION at https://www.berlin.de/rbmskzl/bundesratspraesidentschaft/