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Last updated: 26 June, 2023

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: Any
Age suitable: 13+
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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Reichstag building and Berlin government district tour


Reichstag building and Berlin government district tour
We explore the heart of German politics: the Berlin government quarter. The Guide will explain how a big parliament works and where important political decisions are made. The group also explores modern art with a political background and the location of the government quarter between former East and West Berlin. The travellers will visit the assembly hall of the parliament and they will get a lecture about the political system in Germany and the work of the deputies. After the lecture the traveller climbs the dome of the Reichstag building - one of the most famous attractions of the German capital.

Price: €16

Min age: 1

Rating 4.5 / 5 [26 ratings]

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Private 3-Hour Walking Tour of Berlin with Optional Reichstag Visit


Private 3-Hour Walking Tour of Berlin with Optional Reichstag Visit
On this private 3-hour Berlin walking tour your private guide will pick you up from your hotel and show you the major highlights of Berlin. If you want to access the Reichstag roof after the tour, please provide everybody's name and date of birth at the time of booking!

Price: €250

Min age: 0

Rating 4.92 / 5 [14 ratings]

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