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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Reichstag Building and other Berlin attractions using our handy Berlin day trip planning site .
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  • Beautiful attraction that you should book in advance. The entry of this form is secure and fast. Very nice night view.
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  • May have to queue up some time for this. Best place for tickets is the office just over the road where they seem to have more availability than other agencies. Good views over Berlin.  more »
  • It has excellent views of Berlin from the dome of the Reichstag building. Unfortunately, but has no insight into the Chamber (although there that most of the time anyway not done). Guided tours must be booked either umpteen months in advance or through an operator (which it probably does not require to just money) by the Chamber or on the bleachers, you can't get in without an appointment. Registrations are possible in the vicinity of the Reichstag building in a white container, however the queue was impressive and dates only to later in the evening or in the next few days...
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  • The tour of the dome is well worth your time. Be sure to book in advance on the Bundestag website (I booked a few days in advance but slots were limited by then) and bring a photo ID (we used our US driver's licenses). After you pass through security, you'll go up to the roof via elevator and you should definitely do the audio tour. It's quite straightforward but very well done, with the audio synced to your walk up a spiral walkway on the dome's perimeter (i.e., "walk a few paces more, now stop here and look to your right, where you'll see..."). You'll learn about the Reichstag history, the workings of the legislature, and the construction of the new parliament building and its dome (including the engineering and energy saving features of the building).
  • Amazing experience that I will never forget. The place opens from the day time until the night time as you can see the sunset and the buildings turn on the light, look different and wonderful. The way you see the view from the rooftop is fantastic
  • Wow what an experience. This is a MUST DO place in Berlin. You may need to wait in the queue to get an appointment but it is totally worth it. Try to get the evening slots if you can. When we visited during August 2018, we got the 19-20 time slot and it was perfect to go up to the Dome and stay up to see the sunset
  • Was just so much to see/take in here. Was on tour bus taking lot of pics and video now added to this review. Massive magnificent looking building from outside I was not inside unfortunately this visit. Surrounding grounds/lawn are immaculately kept. Atmosphere was great and very busy indeed. Lot of walking one place to another here so if any difficulties I'd plan ahead to make sure your comfortable and able to see what you wish around here. X
  • Stupefyingly large building with more history than you can shake a stick at. Either climb to the dome....assuming you got your tickets three days before....or lie on the grass and watch the world go by. Beautiful spot with so much history.
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