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Reichstag Building, Berlin

Categories: Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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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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  • too bad that glass dome that poorly matches the style of the building, you must book in advance, otherwise the entry is very difficult. We must properly understand English or German because the tour is only in these languages.
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  • clear explanation in very to pronounce German provided we understand the functioning of the German Parliament now totally captivating
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  • Obligatory stop in Berlin to visit the Parliament building. Impressive work of modern architecture has been inserted in the historic Reichstag building. The visit of the great glass dome is really fascinating. Great autoguiding step that follows you to the multilingual terrace from where you have a 360° view across Berlin. Really nice. Free booking advice from the site.
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  • One of my favorite spots I like to come over and over again. Great architecture and views. Be prepared for queues in peak times. My recommendation is to book a free tour in advance using the homepage. The tour is very interesting, political and also about the inside of the building. You can even go inside and see the space where the parliament is debating. In the end you go straight to the top of the building. Tours are multilingual.
  • Largely owing to World War II, Berlin’s architecture has a fascinating range, from the historical to high modernism and more controversial postmodern projects. A visit to the Reichstag, the home of the German Parliament, provides the perfect overview. Opened in 1894, its renovation was masterminded by British super-architect Norman Foster and completed in 1999. The roof is an entirely glass structure, allowing for a panoramic view of the city right from the centre of government. Entrance to the roof is free but you must register in advance; once you’re in make this a totally informative experience by plugging into the audio tour and heading to the open roof for an overview of the sites all around. Alternative views can be found by taking Europe’s fastest elevator to the Panoramapunkt on the 24th and 25th floors of the Kollhoff Tower in Potsdamer Platz. Over in the east of the city is Fernsehturm, rising over 200 metres above Alexanderplatz. The iconic tower is Europe’s fourth tallest free-standing structure and the stainless steel sphere contains a revolving restaurant and viewing gallery. On clear days visibility can reach 40 kilometres.
  • Really fascinating building! The glass dome that you can climb up over the chamber is really cool and provides a great view over the city! Great place to start off in when you arrive in Berlin through the central station.
  • Awesome place and a must see when in Berlin for a history lesson and great views of the city. Book online well in advance for entry or visit the booth to the left of the entry for same day (if still available) or get passes for the next two days. We didn't book in advance and were so happy we were able to get in the next day!
  • It was weird to think as i walked up the steps into the Reichstag, who's feet had walked up these steps in the past. That thought gives a real sense of the history of this magnificent building. The tour inside ( courtesy of an audio guide ) lets you stroll around at your leisure, taking in all the information about the reichstag and also all the surrounding buildings you can see from the dome. Fantastic experience
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