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Reichstag is a German word generally meaning parliament, more directly translated as Diet of the Realm or National diet, or more loosely as Imperial Diet. It may refer to:

Buildings and places[edit]

Reichstagsgebäude is the specific German word for parliamentary buildings, often shortened to Reichstag, and may refer to:


Historic legislative bodies in German-speaking countries have been referred to as Reichstag, including:

Historic events[edit]

  • Diet of Augsburg (German: Reichstag zu Augsburg), noteworthy sessions of the Imperial Diet in 1530 and 1555.
  • Diet of Worms (German: Reichstag zu Worms), Imperial Diet in 1521 at which Martin Luther was declared a heretic.
  • Reichstag fire (1933), an arson attack on the Reichstag building which provided a pretext for the Nazis to seize power
    • Reichstag Fire Decree (1933), order issued by German President Paul von Hindenburg in response to the fire
    • Reichstag Fire Trial, also called the Leipzig Trial (1933), a show trial of those accused of starting the fire
  • Reichstag Peace Resolution (1917), an unsuccessful attempt by the Reichstag to end World War I
  • Synod of Worms (1076), Imperial Diet convened by Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV which sought to depose Pope Gregory VII

See also[edit]

  • Bundestag and Bundesrat of Germany, the two legislative bodies in the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Reichsrat (disambiguation), roughly "Imperial Council", a smaller more powerful legislative body in several German-speaking countries, similar to the Upper House of a Parliament
  • Riksdag, the parliaments of Sweden and Finland, the latter called eduskunta in the Finnish language.
  • Rigsdagen, the parliament of Denmark from 1849 to 1953
  • Riksråd, generic name in Scandinavian countries for various Councils of the Realm