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The Reichstag

  • Berlin, Germany

Last updated: 23 April, 2024

Completed in 1894, the Reichstag is a testament to Berlin’s powers of self-renewal. The building was gutted in a fire staged by the Nazis, and Allied bombing raids wrought more havoc. Only after German reunification did it get a thorough makeover by star architect Norman Foster.

In the modern glass dome, visitors can peer down on live sessions of parliament and take a spiralling walkway to the observation deck for sweeping views over the city.


Price: Free
Minimum age: 0
Age suitable: 18+
When: All year around

Getting there & doing it

Take U-Bahn line U55 to Bundestag.

Admission is free but you must book online in advance for obvious security reasons. Once inside, there’s a 20-minute audio guide of the dome (available on the roof terrace) that explains the functions and composition of Parliament, as well as the history and architecture of the Reichstag Building.

When to do it

It’s open all year round, seven days a week.

Who to go with: organised tours


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