The Bundeshaus is a listed symmetrical building complex of just over 300 meters in length. It is considered one of the most important historical buildings in the country and is listed in the Swiss Inventory of Cultural Objects of National Importance. It consists of three interconnected buildings in the southwest of the old town of Bern. The focal point is the parliament building on Bundesplatz. In it, the National Council and the Council of States meet, the two chambers of the Federal Assembly. In addition, it serves as a venue for the political groups and other purposes belonging to the parliamentary enterprise. The Bundeshaus West on the Bundesgasse is the headquarters of two departments of the Federal Administration as well as the location of the Federal Chancellery and the Parliamentary Library (formerly the Federal Parliamentary and Central Library). The Federal Council also holds its meetings here. Two other departments are headquartered in Bundeshaus Ost on the Kochergasse.
January 28, 2018
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