Reichstag Building

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Reichstag Building
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Government Buildings
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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.
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Neighborhood: Mitte (Borough)
How to get there
  • Bundestag • 4 min walk
  • Brandenburger Tor • 6 min walk
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Cardiff51 contributions
May 2022
I had pre booked my visit and arrived early and was allowed in, which was good since I guess it can become very very busy. I really enjoyed the audio tour which takes roughly an hour round the glass cupola. Views of Berlin was awesome. I would book early when hopefully there would be less people both queueing to get up and less people up on the roof too.
Written May 27, 2022
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Pantherboy
Georgetown, Australia3,575 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
This turned out to be one of the highlights of my current trip through Europe so far. When I found out you can visit, I went online and booked. It was during peak holidays, it saved very lengthy, time consuming queues. It is free, but you must have photo identification to enter and you need to go through security. Their is a fascinating series of panels on the bottom of the dome explaining the history of the Reichstag and Germany from separation to Reunification. The views are spectacular. The dome itself is extraordinary and a real work of art that will surprise you. I would rate this an absolute must do if you are in Berlin.
Written May 1, 2022
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland24,381 contributions
Jul 2021
Reichstag is the parliament building in Berlin. The building houses the German Parliament, the Bundestag.

The building was built in 1894. In the 1990s, it was renovated and a glass dome was built.

Now the building is a true example of eco-architecture. The shape of the dome allows the building to make use of natural lighting.

At the moment, entering the building and the dome with panoramic views is possible only with an advance booking.
Written August 3, 2021
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healthlaw
Hastings on Hudson, NY93 contributions
May 2022
We were fortunate to be in Berlin on a day when an official tour of the Reichstag Building was offered in English. This free guided tour required an advance registration that is available through their website, which then must be accepted by the administration. We registered a few weeks ahead of the planned visit date, and got the acceptance email (in English) within a day. The 90-minute tour added a lot of info, and included an un-escorted visit to the dome. Dome visits are available separately, but only with tickets. The lines for same-day tickets to see the dome were long, so I'd suggest ordering them in advance.
Written June 5, 2022
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Sophie
30 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
The tour of the Reichstag Dome is a ‘must-see’ when in Berlin. Visiting at night provides a particularly peaceful experience, not to mention a free view of Berlin’s skyline lit up.

You will need to book a tour in a small white hut next to the restaurant on the street opposite the building, using your passport. These fill up quickly but can usually be booked on the day. I managed to secure a space on a 21:00-22:00 tour when queuing to register at 18:00pm. This can seem like a bit of a hassle but is definitely worth it.

Small groups are then taken to the top of the building in a lift, where you are free to read information plaques at the bottom of the dome, or stroll to the top of the dome via the spiral staircase that lines the building. Notably, this is accessible and wheelchair friendly. Audio guides are also available but are not necessary unless you would particularly like the extra information a tour guide can provide.

There is also freedom to walk across the roof of the Reichstag, however very few people choose to do this in winter due to cold winds.

If you only want a quick tour, it is easy to be in and out of the building within 20 minutes, however exploring the building at a leisurely pace is a far more rewarding experience. There is also no pressure to leave at the end of your allotted hour, although this may differ in busy periods.
Written February 21, 2020
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Thebates22
Chester, UK1,626 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
My wife and I tried to visited the reichstag a couple of years ago was blissfully unaware at the time of the requirement to book in advance, so was disappointed to find that we couldn’t enter.

I planned ahead this time and booked just under 2 months in advance (just google reichstsg tickets and follow the official link - tickets are free). Well worth the 5-10 minutes that it takes to apply if you book early enough and your desired date/time slot is still available .

On arrival have your letter of invitation (this will be emailed to you) and official ID such as passport or drivers licence with you. Airport style security will provide entry to this building with a huge amount of history behind it.

Free audio tour head sets available in a variety of languages at the top of the lift. I won’t spoil the rest of it... Enjoy.
Written March 8, 2020
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andycoldham
Crawley, UK826 contributions
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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Manicrose
Bourne, UK1,015 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Visiting the dome is free but you will need to book in advance via the website. You have to pick an arrival time and are told you need to be at the building 15 minutes in advance to get through the security checks. We were booked onto the first group of the day at 8:00 so arrived at 7:45. The security point did not open until 8:00 so was pointless turning up early.

Once through security you get escorted up to the dome. You are given an audio guide in your language which is cleverly done. The audio guide gets triggered at certain points as you work your way up and back down the dome. Helpful for pointing out landmarks and giving you the history of the building. Great views out over the city and a lovely view of the Brandenburg gate. Definitely worth doing.
Written February 23, 2020
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Olivia G
Budapest, Hungary41 contributions
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, Kenya169 contributions
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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