Reichstag Building
Reichstag Building
4.5
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Situated just north of the Brandenburg Gate, this building houses the German Parliament and was the seat of the Weimar Republic government until it was seized by the Nazis in 1933.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Mitte (Borough)
How to get there
  • Bundestag • 4 min walk
  • Brandenburger Tor • 6 min walk
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  • BigMerk
    Glasgow, United Kingdom2,559 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit to the dome
    We had pre-arranged (as you must do) a dome visit during our 7 hour whistle-stop tour of Berlin. We quickly got thru security, who checked our booking (it was free) and ID before ascending in a glass elevator to the dome at the top of the Reichstagg. The views are amazing as is the architecture of the dome. It’s well worth doing. Entry to the Reichstagg itself is separate and we did not manage to do this.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 July 2023
  • Tammy W
    Nottingham, United Kingdom147 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning views across the city
    We booked our visit a few weeks before we arrived in Berlin. This was very easy and I got a response confirming our booking very quickly. Once we arrived, the security check was quick and easy, we were then escorted in a group into the building, up the lift to the dome. Once there we were free to wander in the dome and the outside terrace. The free audio guide was great, pointing out interesting features in the skyline and really helped to orientate us where everything was. The weather was beautiful so we had fantastic clear views.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 25 July 2023
  • Sheepy-Princess
    Cardiff, United Kingdom41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must-do Berlin visit!
    Great must-do visit when in Berlin. I applied for tickets a couple of months in advance- easily done via the internet. Entrance is actually free of charge- take your passports to confirm your identity. We visited the rooftop terrace. There are audio guides available but we used the written visitor guide. Great views all around Berlin and lots of seating. Accessible to all as a lift takes you up/down and there are plenty of seating spaces to enjoy the view.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 July 2023
  • tufttufttuft
    Hampshire, United Kingdom1,317 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Check it’s not closed for maintenance
    Went with my son for a weekend to Berlin and this was a recommended trip. We booked our tickets in advance however not early enough as we could only get a slot after sunset. Though it was still lovely, I think the views would have been better had we visited during the day. Also, the main attraction was closed for its yearly maintenance for the whole time we were in Berlin, so although we could go onto the roof, we could not enter the main visitor section of the room- the dome. You did need ID, it was similar to getting into an airport with the amount of checks they carried out.
    Visited October 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Kayla V
    East Haddam, Connecticut18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Plan accordingly
    Please know in advance you do need to have a ticket to get to the dome and they ‘sell out’ fast so plan accordingly. We didn’t know, but we were lucky enough that tickets became available or else we wouldn’t have been able to experience it. It didn’t cost anything to go to the top and it was a pretty leisurely paced experience. My husband and i walked to the top. Beautiful views and everyone was so nice that worked there.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 August 2023
  • CarbonChauvinist
    154 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must-see in Berlin
    In lot of cities there's a big church tower or a townhall where you're encouraged to go up for city's panorama. But it's usually crowdy and you get four narrow windows. But dome on Reichstag takes things to another level with it's spacious full 360-view. Certainly a must-see in Berlin.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 13 August 2023
  • Julian P
    Wicklow, Ireland35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visiting Berlin? Do this first, it's amazing!
    First off you need to book this visit. It's free, but you have to book it at least a week beforehand. We just did the dome tour and it was brilliant. The audioguide brings you up the spiral stairway stopping you on cue to explain all the major landmarks in Berlin and their history. If you do this tour first you will get your city bearings and get a good idea about where to go next. It's z fabulous view and a cool building and glass dome. We spent 2 hours here and it was worth every minute. And it's free!!!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 August 2023
  • mikepr59
    158 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing architecture !
    Well worth a visit. But best to book before you get to Berlin. We were lucky enough to get tickets at the visitor centre for the next day . Get an entry time and need to take passports . Quick security and up to the dome . Audio guide is good with lots of info and not too crowded. The dome is amazing and a great walk up and down. A must do in Berlin
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 September 2023
  • JoanieRobert
    Portland, Oregon34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Reichstag building and dome - very impressive
    We happened to visit on the annual free day where the whole building is open to visitors. It was well staffed with informative personnel, and pretty incredible to see where the parliament meets and votes, the working session rooms, the library, and also to walk up the dome. Beautiful building, immaculate, love the juxtaposition of contemporary and classical architecture.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 September 2023
  • Francesca
    Glasgow, United Kingdom162 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Most recommended!
    I didn't manage to book the guided tour but I queued on the day to have a chance to visit the dome on my own. When I got there, I was given an audio guide to listen to. I didn't expect to enjoy my visit so much. The information from the audio guide were interesting and the views absolutely phenomenal. I totally recommend this experience!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 September 2023
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Olivia G
Budapest, Hungary41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
In order to visit the parliament you must make your reservation in advance and present an identity document, vis-a-vis the building , and it’s free of charge.At the entrance, the security is very similar to the one from the airports. You will receive headphones with audio guides and when you walk in the dome it will tell you about the buildings you see. A beautiful experience!
At the exit is a very interesting job, a person is paid just to press a button to open the doors, I'm a little bad :))
Written 3 February 2020
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The_Oj1
Nairobi, Kenya168 contributions
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Feb 2020
The Reichstag building is quite the monument with rich history and magnificence that any visitor to Berlin should never miss to visit. Entry is free and one receives an audio guide that activates automatically in the ramps. One should book early enough. It is an exciting activity that my 7 year olds enjoyed just as much. I recommend mid-day visit, we went at night at 1800h and we could not get a good view of the city building as described by the audio guide.

This is worth your time.
Written 24 February 2020
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Phil J
Nottingham, UK14 contributions
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Jan 2020
We booked online a couple of weeks before our trip to Berlin. Very speedy response and we were booked in for our preferred time.
On the day we arrived about 45 minutes early, but that was no problem as we were allowed in, through the security check with no queue or delay.
The trip to the dome was really efficient, and the information provided on the displays and audio guide were perfect, distilling a great deal of information into straightforward messages. The audio guide pointed out buildings on the skyline, also providing background information on each one, as well as information on the Reichstag and the dome itself. Never too busy with other visitors, we spent over an hour enjoying the visit and we were impressed that it was all free.
Written 20 January 2020
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Blue pearl
Berlin, Germany18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Here is the seat of the German government. It is also a very important historical building. A must is to go to the beautiful glass dome. The view is spectacular. The building is situated next to the Brandenburg gate in the center of Berlin. The restaurant “Käfer” has very good food but you must reserve a table. The reichstag is a very popular place to go so I recommend you take time to wait in line to go up. They only allow a certain number of visitors at one time and the security is tight because it’s the Bundestag, their congress. TIP: If you make a reservation at “Käfer” online, you will be expedited to the dome. The restaurant isn’t cheap but worthwhile. If you’re only a short time in Berlin be sure to go here and explore the whole area around it.
Written 15 February 2020
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FOODTART2011
Edinburgh, UK71 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Remember your Photo ID if you want to enter and tour. Tickets must be obtained first( early birds get best pick). very popular tour. Booth over the road next to cafe and then Q for security. Well organised and worth the trip
Written 8 February 2020
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Susan B
Wiesbaden, Germany213 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
I've been up to the top of the Reichstag three times now -- taking different friends each time. Before you get to Berlin, go online (I googled German Bundestag Dome) or "Registering to visit the dome of the Reichstag Building". The earlier you book before your trip, the more time slots that are available (we went mid-day, night, and then sunset). When you get to the top, there is a free audio guide telling you about the sights & the dome itself,
Written 1 February 2020
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LeLozza9
London, UK42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Book ahead to see this interesting building. I booked a guided tour in English of the parliament building which also included an audio guide of the dome. The guide who showed our group around the building was very knowledge and helpful. The tour was extremely interesting, the new building was designed by Sir Norman Foster and is very impressive. We spent about an hour with our guide who left us at the dome for the audio tour. Really worth doing and free.
Written 18 January 2020
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andycoldham
Crawley, UK1,006 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
The Reichstag is a fabulous historical building, It is essential to book for visits and at the time of writing tours were only being run on weekends so we were unable to visit the interior or climb up the glass dome. Its a great photo spot and the park adjacent is a lovely place to while away a few hours and is very popular with the locals. Top tip is to book ahead as long as possible as at the moment,entry is very restricted
Written 24 July 2020
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senkayu
Belgrade, Serbia131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Visit to Reichstag is free of charge but you must apply online ahead and get your exact time slot to enter the building. We were so impressed not only by the city view from the top of the building, but also by construction of the roof and genius way of implementing science and environment protection awareness into the architecture. Make sure you take audio tour in order to learn about these very creative solutions as well as to recognize many important buildings that can be spotted from the top.
Restaurant is nice looking but pricey.
Written 13 February 2020
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Lex
United Kingdom120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This was first on my list when researching things to experience in Berlin and it did not disappoint. The building of course is steeped in history, and the Norman Foster-designed dome was a particular highlight.

We listened to the English audio tour and this was informative about the structure and the wider context and geography of Berlin.

The tour was free, but requires booking in advance and is subject to security checks upon entry.
Written 25 February 2020
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