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Reichstag Building, Berlin
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The country's center of political power, Reichstag Building houses the German Parliament. This grand building, designed by architect Paul Wallot in 1894, was renovated and reopened in 1999. Its glass dome, designed by architect Norman Foster, offers panoramic views of the city and is accessible by elevator. You'll almost always encounter a long line waiting for the elevator, especially on sunny days, so plan lots of extra time when visiting this site. Once on top, enjoy 360-degree views and listen to a free audio guide about the building and the surrounding city sites. You can visit the dome and get guided tours of the building only with confirmed reservations secured well in advance. Check the website for details on registering online or in person. Arrange your visit to Reichstag Building and discover more family-friendly attractions in Berlin using our Berlin trip itinerary maker.
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  • Very nice and impressive. I recommend sitting on the lawn in front of the Bundstag night and spend some time contemplating it. It's worth it.
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  • You need to reserve your place on a tour. Isn't that cheap. Time would be better spent sampling some of Berlin's culture. 
  • In Berlin, then surely this also on your list of "to visit". on 4à5 minutes walking distance of the Brandenburg Gate (itself a U-bahn runs between the Brandenburg Gate and the Bundestag). You can also enter! Choice between a regular visit to the glass dome (I did) or a guide tour through the building. Book here for sure in advance, also for a regular visit to the dome. Once at the top of the dome, have a nice view over Berlin. I found this a perfect ending to my city-trip.
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  • What can I say about the Reichstag? The historic building now using as a tourist attraction which offers 360 views on the city. Great place, highly highly recommended to purchase tickets in advance (online or in place at morning), as the line for tickets is very big. Free audio guide which is nice, and a lot of German high school students. Have fun
  • You'll need to book tickets early or you can take a risk and queue the day you want to go. If you're by yourself, it is much easier to get in than in a big group. Try to go early as well. I was able to get in by myself and really enjoyed the tour and the architecture in this building. Great view at the top as well. Easily spend an hour or two here.
  • An unexpected highlight of my Berlin visit. I expected a quick trip up the dome for a look about. However we had over an hour tour by a great English guide. Learned so much and he was very entertaining. Saw where parliament is held. Oh, the dome was great too! Pre-book and take your passport. Security is like an airport with scanners etc.
  • Be sure to make a "reservation" to go, in the ticket office across the street from the building. The visit is free (including the audioguide) and it's open until quite late, which is great for when everything else is closed. The views from the terrace are amazing.
  • Request your visit online and print your confirmation for the day of your appointment. Bring identification (passport) and leave your bags or backpacks at home or at your hotel. Excellent audio tour available. Excellent views of Berlin from the roof.