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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
Yes, the coffee and cake were enjoyable but the glass dome was closed for cleaning which was disappointing. It was a very grey, wet day so the view was spoilt by a general dinginess. Berlin is an interesting, vibrant city with many exciting things to do and see but it is not a very photogenic town. I have enjoyed better views than the one offered by the top of the Reichstag.
One of the best guides I have ever had on a tour. Walid is a captivating storyteller, extremely knowledgeable on the subject matter and was respectful towards different opinions in the group. The small group size makes the tour feel intimate and you are able to relate to the other people on the tour. I highly recommend if you are interested in Berlin's fascinating history!
Taylor brought the history of Berlin to life, he struck a great balance between entertaining and informative and the 2 hours flew by! Even as someone who has previously studied these subjects there was new and interesting information and stories on the tour. Thank you to Taylor for a thoroughly enjoyable morning!
We had managed to visit a number of attractions before doing this tour - Nikolai added so much depth to what we had seen. In fact there were things we hadn’t even noticed which were significant places and memorials. So pleased we took this walking tour.
The tour was awesome but partly because Sam Z was so excellent. It's a long time to be with someone and he made the entire tour engaging! Highly recommend to anyone visiting Berlin and not just for the first time.