Facts about Germany 2015 2015 - Page 36

34 | 35 THE STATE & POLITICS PANORAMA POLITICAL BERLIN Bellevue Palace Built in the late 18th century, Bellevue Palace has been the official residence of Germany’s Federal President since 1994. It is located on the edge of Berlin’s Tiergarten district. Federal Chancellery The new Federal Chancellery went into service in 2001. The outside of the post-Modernist building is predominantly glazed. “Berlin“, a steel sculpture by Basque artist Eduardo Chillida, is situated in the “Ehrenhof” (courtyard of honour). 630 36 % 62,000,000 2,300,000 MPs make up the 18th German Bundestag of MPs in the Bundestag are women Germans are eligible to vote in elections to the Bundestag people visit the Bundestag in Berlin each year