Reichstag Building
Reichstag Building
4.5
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Situated just north of the Brandenburg Gate, this building houses the German Parliament and was the seat of the Weimar Republic government until it was seized by the Nazis in 1933.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Mitte (Borough)
How to get there
  • Bundestag • 4 min walk
  • Brandenburger Tor • 6 min walk
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  • SidSne
    Scotland, United Kingdom204 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to view entire city from done
    Very impressive building with history The guide us very educated and explained everything well Amazing done and views of whole city from top. Go around 1800 visit so that you can go to the top for pictures of sunset on a good summer day. It’s so beautiful to see whole of Berlin from there
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 26, 2023
  • Kay C
    Melbourne, Australia296 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Book ahead for tickets
    See where famous Angela Merkel spoke. Walk through the modern dome of the German Parliament House. You can ask for a free audio guide device when you reach the rooftop area. But it is strongly recommended that you book tickets online days and even weeks ahead of your visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 5, 2023
  • Henry R
    18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing English tour of the Reichstag
    The tour of the building with an outstanding, well informed volunteer guide turned out to be an unexpected top highlight of a weekend Berlin. Fascinating information and a healthy dose of politics too. Obviously the dome is incredible too!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 8, 2023
  • 27508518717
    World22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit the dome!
    I highly recommend visiting the dome of the Reichstag Building. It gives an excellent view of the city. Be sure to take a pamphlet when you have arrived with the elevator on the top floor. The pamphlet has a photo of the view from the dome with arrows/numbers to show what each building is. Very sunny and warm. Be sure to bring sun glasses/sun cap.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 9, 2023
  • Clora
    London, United Kingdom9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Reichstag Building should be your first stop!
    The grand entrance is striking in its symmetry, and it's the perfect place to take a picture to remember your visit. Inside, you'll find a variety of interesting exhibits to explore. From the history of the building to the modern art installations, there's something for everyone. And if you're lucky, you might even get to see the famous glass dome! So if you want to experience something truly grand in Berlin, the Reichstag Building is the perfect place to go.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 18, 2023
  • Stevie
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    100% add a visit to your itinerary
    Booked a guided tour in advance for free on their website and it was well worth it ! The guide was fantastic , he was so informative , relaxed and funny . He engaged with all members of the tour and was very happy to answer questions ! The building is fantastic and it’s really go to see inside the chamber. Once the tour was finished we were permitted to also visit the dome on the roof which was a fantastic experience with excellent rooftop views of Berlin. I would 100% recommend adding this to your itinerary ! I booked my tour to start at 18:30 which mean the sun was going down by time we got to the dome so have a nice evening backdrop !
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 19, 2023
  • BigMerk
    Glasgow, United Kingdom2,306 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit to the dome
    We had pre-arranged (as you must do) a dome visit during our 7 hour whistle-stop tour of Berlin. We quickly got thru security, who checked our booking (it was free) and ID before ascending in a glass elevator to the dome at the top of the Reichstagg. The views are amazing as is the architecture of the dome. It’s well worth doing. Entry to the Reichstagg itself is separate and we did not manage to do this.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 23, 2023
  • Tammy W
    Nottingham, United Kingdom147 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning views across the city
    We booked our visit a few weeks before we arrived in Berlin. This was very easy and I got a response confirming our booking very quickly. Once we arrived, the security check was quick and easy, we were then escorted in a group into the building, up the lift to the dome. Once there we were free to wander in the dome and the outside terrace. The free audio guide was great, pointing out interesting features in the skyline and really helped to orientate us where everything was. The weather was beautiful so we had fantastic clear views.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 25, 2023
  • Sheepy-Princess
    Cardiff, United Kingdom44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must-do Berlin visit!
    Great must-do visit when in Berlin. I applied for tickets a couple of months in advance- easily done via the internet. Entrance is actually free of charge- take your passports to confirm your identity. We visited the rooftop terrace. There are audio guides available but we used the written visitor guide. Great views all around Berlin and lots of seating. Accessible to all as a lift takes you up/down and there are plenty of seating spaces to enjoy the view.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 27, 2023
  • tufttufttuft
    Hampshire, United Kingdom1,102 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Check it’s not closed for maintenance
    Went with my son for a weekend to Berlin and this was a recommended trip. We booked our tickets in advance however not early enough as we could only get a slot after sunset. Though it was still lovely, I think the views would have been better had we visited during the day. Also, the main attraction was closed for its yearly maintenance for the whole time we were in Berlin, so although we could go onto the roof, we could not enter the main visitor section of the room- the dome. You did need ID, it was similar to getting into an airport with the amount of checks they carried out.
    Visited October 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written August 5, 2023
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Olivia G
Budapest, Hungary41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
In order to visit the parliament you must make your reservation in advance and present an identity document, vis-a-vis the building , and it’s free of charge.At the entrance, the security is very similar to the one from the airports. You will receive headphones with audio guides and when you walk in the dome it will tell you about the buildings you see. A beautiful experience!
At the exit is a very interesting job, a person is paid just to press a button to open the doors, I'm a little bad :))
Written February 3, 2020
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The_Oj1
Nairobi, Kenya168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The Reichstag building is quite the monument with rich history and magnificence that any visitor to Berlin should never miss to visit. Entry is free and one receives an audio guide that activates automatically in the ramps. One should book early enough. It is an exciting activity that my 7 year olds enjoyed just as much. I recommend mid-day visit, we went at night at 1800h and we could not get a good view of the city building as described by the audio guide.

This is worth your time.
Written February 24, 2020
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Phil J
Nottingham, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We booked online a couple of weeks before our trip to Berlin. Very speedy response and we were booked in for our preferred time.
On the day we arrived about 45 minutes early, but that was no problem as we were allowed in, through the security check with no queue or delay.
The trip to the dome was really efficient, and the information provided on the displays and audio guide were perfect, distilling a great deal of information into straightforward messages. The audio guide pointed out buildings on the skyline, also providing background information on each one, as well as information on the Reichstag and the dome itself. Never too busy with other visitors, we spent over an hour enjoying the visit and we were impressed that it was all free.
Written January 20, 2020
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Blue pearl
Berlin, Germany18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Here is the seat of the German government. It is also a very important historical building. A must is to go to the beautiful glass dome. The view is spectacular. The building is situated next to the Brandenburg gate in the center of Berlin. The restaurant “Käfer” has very good food but you must reserve a table. The reichstag is a very popular place to go so I recommend you take time to wait in line to go up. They only allow a certain number of visitors at one time and the security is tight because it’s the Bundestag, their congress. TIP: If you make a reservation at “Käfer” online, you will be expedited to the dome. The restaurant isn’t cheap but worthwhile. If you’re only a short time in Berlin be sure to go here and explore the whole area around it.
Written February 15, 2020
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FOODTART2011
Edinburgh, UK71 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Remember your Photo ID if you want to enter and tour. Tickets must be obtained first( early birds get best pick). very popular tour. Booth over the road next to cafe and then Q for security. Well organised and worth the trip
Written February 8, 2020
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Susan B
Wiesbaden, Germany213 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
I've been up to the top of the Reichstag three times now -- taking different friends each time. Before you get to Berlin, go online (I googled German Bundestag Dome) or "Registering to visit the dome of the Reichstag Building". The earlier you book before your trip, the more time slots that are available (we went mid-day, night, and then sunset). When you get to the top, there is a free audio guide telling you about the sights & the dome itself,
Written February 1, 2020
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LeLozza9
London, UK42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Book ahead to see this interesting building. I booked a guided tour in English of the parliament building which also included an audio guide of the dome. The guide who showed our group around the building was very knowledge and helpful. The tour was extremely interesting, the new building was designed by Sir Norman Foster and is very impressive. We spent about an hour with our guide who left us at the dome for the audio tour. Really worth doing and free.
Written January 18, 2020
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andycoldham
Crawley, UK999 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
The Reichstag is a fabulous historical building, It is essential to book for visits and at the time of writing tours were only being run on weekends so we were unable to visit the interior or climb up the glass dome. Its a great photo spot and the park adjacent is a lovely place to while away a few hours and is very popular with the locals. Top tip is to book ahead as long as possible as at the moment,entry is very restricted
Written July 24, 2020
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senkayu
Belgrade, Serbia131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Visit to Reichstag is free of charge but you must apply online ahead and get your exact time slot to enter the building. We were so impressed not only by the city view from the top of the building, but also by construction of the roof and genius way of implementing science and environment protection awareness into the architecture. Make sure you take audio tour in order to learn about these very creative solutions as well as to recognize many important buildings that can be spotted from the top.
Restaurant is nice looking but pricey.
Written February 13, 2020
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Lex
United Kingdom122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This was first on my list when researching things to experience in Berlin and it did not disappoint. The building of course is steeped in history, and the Norman Foster-designed dome was a particular highlight.

We listened to the English audio tour and this was informative about the structure and the wider context and geography of Berlin.

The tour was free, but requires booking in advance and is subject to security checks upon entry.
Written February 25, 2020
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