Enjoy lunch at a unique venue with a reservation at the Käfer restaurant on the rooftop of Berlin's Reichstag building. Get bird's eye views of the…
Skip the lines and head to the famous glass dome of Berlin's Reichstag without delay. Enjoy sweeping views of the entire city from the rooftop. Hear…
Visit the Reichstag and enjoy a beautiful view of Berlin from the famed glass dome. Have coffee and cake at the rooftop restaurant at a table…
Enjoy an exciting 2-hour tour of the government district and the Reichstag building in Berlin. Learn more about the history, architecture, and…
Explore Berlin on a comprehensive 3.5 to 4-hour walking tour, starting from our meeting point in central Berlin. See all the major sights, from the…
Dine in a unique venue with a dinner reservation at the Käfer restaurant in Berlin's Reichstag building. Watch the evening lights from the glass dome…
Enjoy a guided tour through Berlin's parliament and government district and visit the dome of the Reichstag. Learn more about history, architecture,…
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Top sights in Berlin
Few buildings can boast as rich a historical heritage as the Berlin's Reichstag, which has witnessed many of Germany's most momentous events spanning from the time of the German Empire to the present day. Here are the five most important milestones in its history.
The Reichstag's foundation stone was laid on June 29th 1884, but construction was finished ten years later. At the time, the building's eclectic architecture attracted a lot of criticism.
On November 9th 1918, the politician Philipp Scheidemann proclaimed the institution of the Weimar Republic from the Reichstag balcony. The German Empire was no more.
The Reichstag caught fire on February 27th 1933. The causes are still disputed, but Hitler seized the opportunity to consolidate the Nazis' power through the Reichstag Fire Decree.
After the fall of the Berlin Wall and the demise of the East German state, German reunification was officially celebrated at the Reichstag on October 3rd 1990.
Following extensive reconstruction, the German parliament moved back into the Reichstag on April 19th 1999. Today, the Reichstag is the second most-visited attraction in Germany.
The Reichstag's famous glass dome offers one of the most spectacular views over Berlin. Admission itself is free, but you must register ahead of time on the Reichstag website – don't miss out! The building is open every day from 8am till midnight, but the last entry is at 10pm.
For those who want to delve deeper into the Reichstag's rich past, get all the facts and learn all about the building's place within German history, there are tours for visitors. However, demand is high and places go fast, so make sure you book online well ahead of your visit.
- When should I visit?
- Everyday except December 24th. There is sometimes scheduled building work , so check opening hours online.
- Is it expensive?
- Will I need a guide?
- If you'd like to get a real impression of the scale of the Reichstag's history, yes! There are tours of the Reichstag itself combined with the government quarter in Berlin].
- How to get there
- Easily accessible via Berlin's train system. Closest stop is on the S-Bahn: Berlin Brandenburger Tor
- Additional information
- Make sure you have government-issued ID to show when entering the Reichstag - this is necessary in conjunction with your online booking.
- You must get there 30 minutes or so before your scheduled visit in order to go through security checks.
What people are saying about Reichstag
I had a really great time having Coffee and Cake with my Mum at the Reichstag, enjoying wonderful scenic views with the excellent quality Coffee and Cake. It's also handy that after your Coffee Break you can just go straight onto the Reichstag roof to experience the Dome and see more of the views. I would only say that I was told on my booking that me and my guest were able to have unlimited coffee, however no-one came to ask if we'd like some more and so I felt too uncomfortable to ask if there was more coffee included. Still a very enjoyable experience though, and one I'd like to do again!
Our tour guide Bjorn was really friendly and informative...he told us and taught us about Berlin in a very personal way, that we learnt things we never knew about ! We started off at the Gate where we got to see pictures of before and after the war and the Berlin Wall and went all around the other parliament buildings before we went to the Reichstag. The tour was great but our tour guide made it even better so thank you bjorn !
Amazing tour! Jonathon was an utterly incredible tour guide! Incredible detail for the history- and politics-interested folks, and amazing context and general color for those less interested in history. Jonathon was super engaging and knowledgeable. We cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed this tour!
In general, the Berlin walking tour is well-designed. Communication prior to the tour was clear, meeting point was easy to find. Our guide Sam Z knows Berlin well and was able to answer questions clearly. A good way to start exploring Berlin if you are here for the first time.
The tour guide, Sam W, was excellent! He really knows Berlin and German history, and explained the landmarks really clearly, while providing great historical context. This was a very worthwhile tour, and we commend Sam W on making it so informative and enjoyable for us!