Enjoy a guided tour of the parliament quarter in Berlin in German and learn more about the troubled and eventful history of the capital.
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…
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…
Enjoy a guided tour through Berlin's parliament and government district and visit the dome of the Reichstag. Learn more about history, architecture,…
Enjoy an exciting 2-hour tour of the government district and the Reichstag building in Berlin. Learn more about the history, architecture, and…
Join a special guided tour to one of the most famous Houses of Parliaments in the world. On this 1-hour tour visit the Reichstag and make your way to…
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…
Join a special guided tour of one of the most famous parliament buildings in the world. Learn about German history, politics and admire the panorama…
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…
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?Free
- 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 thereEasily 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
The guide spoke English very well, was informative and entertaining. He was engaged and included all of the students. Olek did an excellent job as our guide.
All in all this tour was every penny worth it... Eckie (Eckerhard) was the perfect guide. Funny and with great overall and personal historic knowlegde (Knowlegde of the german language is necessary on this tour. I translated to english my teenage son) We enjoyed the tour very much and the stay i the centre of the german political system. The "Kuppel" was fantastic.
We took the tour on our first full day in Berlin. Luckily, we were in a group which was led by Kai. We could not have had a better guide to introduce us to the history, culture and major sites. Most impressive was his passion! It was truly our highlight of our stay in Berlin!
Everything went to plan despite a cold wind from the east! Ricky kept us well informed and entertained throughout our 4 hour tour and everyone agreed that he knew everything and more and that it represented more than just great value! Highly recommended
A really good introduction to Berlin. Kathryn has an ability to sensitively relate the complex history of the city in a fun and clear way. Can’t recommend highly enough.