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Capitol Building and Monument / Landmark
Dorotheenstadt, Berlin
  • Nicolas B.
    "Amazing building by Norman Foster."(8 Tips)
    John B.
    "Book in advance for a tour"(10 Tips)
    Shermans Travel
    "Reichstag building is a gleaming glass dome"(5 Tips)
    Elisia P.
    "... is quite tight. The free audio guide is fantastic as it points out many..."(5 Tips)
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  • Felipe I.
    Felipe IglesiasJuly 28, 2016
    Amazing historical spot in an over renewed Berlin. They made a great work restoring the building as it looks before WWII. Also you can book to see the city from the top.
  • Artyom F.
    Artyom FedosovJuly 29, 2016
    Impressive building, city landmark with rich history. I even found some bullet holes on its side wall. If you wanna get inside, you should book a tour in advance.
  • Omid A.
    Omid AshtariMarch 20, 2013
    If you are going to view the dome you are in for amazing views of Berlin. You should know that it's open air though so dress appropriately! Oh yeah the audio guide is definitively worth it and free.
  • Thomas P.
    Thomas PajorMay 8, 2016
    Be sure to get the free audio guide. It’s fantastic as it not only informs you about the Reichstag itself but also points out many things about other landmarks you can see from the dome.
  • Victoria
    VictoriaMarch 20, 2016
    The dome is an absolute must if you come to Berlin. Book in advance on the official website and don't forget to take the audioguide when upstairs. Great panorama of the whole city!
  • Ilias C.
    Ilias ChantzakosJuly 3, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Germany's historic federal parliament, beautifully restored in the 90's with the modern dome on top. Free reservation required a few weeks ahead to visit the interior and the dome. Romantic at sunset.
  • Lisa P.
    If the tour of the dome is all booked up, simply make a reservation at the cafe upstairs instead. You will get the same access to the dome, plus they save the best seats in the cafe for you!
  • Mikey
    MikeyNovember 22, 2015
    The structure is a great sight with a view of Berlin from the top. Solar panels and expert architecture provide the energy. Found the tour a bit dry, id say its better to do your own exploring.
  • Matthias
    MatthiasJuly 10
    I am not keen on too much touristy stuff but visiting Berlin without passing the Reichstag is impossible. Quick stroll from Potsdamer Platz to Hauptbahnhof and all your main sights are covered. 👍🏼😊
    Oh-Berlin.comSeptember 17, 2012
    The Reichstag's impressive Dome is very popular so plan your trip at an off-peak time to avoid huge lines - maybe a Sunday or Weekday evening. It's open until 10pm! Check out our post for more tips! Read more
  • Elisia P.
    Elisia PhuaJune 30, 2014
    Remember to register online before going as the security is quite tight. The free audio guide is fantastic as it points out many attractions in Berlin that you can see from the dome of Reichstag.
  • Dimitris T.
    Dimitris TzourisJune 24, 2014
    You can get a ticket across the street at the box office, but the queue is usually very long. Try booking online at least 4 days in advance:
  • Josh L.
    Josh LaboveJanuary 17, 2015
    Make make reservations online in advance--it's quite simple and ensures you a space. Save a good bit of time for this: the architecture and the views are stunning and you'll want to linger.
  • Bogdan R.
    Bogdan RomashkoSeptember 14
    Beautiful palace. I suggest you to visit Bundestag at evening, and don't forget to register for visit (they don't let you in without registration).
  • Craig W.
    Craig WilkieJanuary 26, 2013
    Pre booking essential to miss the queues. Lovely lunch afterwards at the kafer at the top to warm up and extend the viewing time! Also the audio guide is great - and all free!
  • Daniele B.
    Daniele BertoniOctober 27, 2013
    Prior online reservation necessary for the visit. Very cool inside; the mirrors look amazing as you climb up the spiral. Great views from the top of the dome and all free!
  • Allan F.
    Allan FuchsSeptember 18, 2012
    Is the building where the German federal parliament, Bundestag.This dome is one of the best attractions for tourists as it is open for visitation (for free), it has an impressive view of the city.
  • Ric S.
    Ric SanteuginiApril 5, 2015
    Impressive building. A great place for shooting pictures at night. It's open till 9:00pm. Impossible to book online. Just drop by and queue outside. It might be your lucky day
  • Nanda A.
    Nanda AfrianiMarch 25, 2015
    It is worth the queue to sign up for invitation form to go into the dome. The view is beautiful from inside the dome. Don't forget to ask for audio guide to learn more about Berlin.
  • Renee T.
    Renee TAugust 23, 2013
    Provides an amazing view of the city through a glass domed roof (register in advance online and BRING YOUR PASSPORT when you go!)
  • Sam H.
    Sam HSeptember 18, 2015
    Make an online reservation or come in person to make a reservation for up to 2 days out. Come 10 min before appointment time to really take in the building and audio tour
  • Sanjula M.
    Sanjula MansinghApril 17, 2016
    The free guided tour was interesting, short and crisp. Do book months in advance. Worth the visit. Free tour, free entrance, free view from the wonderful structure. A must!
  • Florian A.
    Florian Atkins-WinstonDecember 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure to get your hand on someone who works in the Bundestag: we're allowed to take up to 6 people to all the place and other buildings with underground passages tourists aren't allowed to go ;)
  • Phil M.
    Phil M.February 3, 2013
    It is the monumental complex of the "Bundeskanzleramt"/ Chancellery building along the river Spree. With a total area size of 12k sq it is the biggest area of government head quarters.
  • The Telegraph
    The TelegraphFebruary 12, 2013
    If you’re new to Berlin, you may wish to spend much of your day exploring the city’s classic sites, from The Reichstag to Museum Island among others.
  • Shermans Travel
    Shermans TravelSeptember 6, 2012
    Crowning the Reichstag building is a gleaming glass dome designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster, and the perfect perch for savoring city panoramas. Free audio guides available.
  • Gareth T.
    Gareth ThomasNovember 3, 2015
    Make sure you book in advance! Panoramic views of the city with audio guide.
  • Alvin T.
    Alvin TienAugust 7, 2014
    Make reservation before your trip. Amazing building. Lots of history and good view of the city. Get the audio guide.
  • Manuela F.
    Manuela FaveriDecember 30, 2014
    The City view is pretty good, also the audio guide, the building is magnificent... and everything for free! Just book a visit in advance at Bundestag website!
  • Kate H.
    Kate HindApril 4, 2015
    You have to go and queue for tickets for same day or next day but so worth it. The dome is some fantastic architecture and great views of the city
  • John B.
    John BarnhamOctober 19, 2014
    Book in advance for a tour of the wonderful roof by architect Norman Foster - it's free but you have to book
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BSeptember 24, 2012
    Prior online reservation necessary for the visit. Also, if you want to eat in the cafe be sure to make reservations. A great experience even on a cloudy day.
  • Lufthansa
    LufthansaMarch 25, 2014
    Explore Germany’s capital and some of the most exciting places this rapid metropolis has to offer - with the Lufthansa Travel Report Berlin! Viel Spaß in Berlin! Read more
  • Dave G.
    Dave GAugust 11, 2014
    Make sure to book a reservation in advance online. It is free and the Dome is beautiful! The link is: - Know the time or wait in line!
  • Alessandro M.
    Alessandro MingioneNovember 30, 2016
    The free audio guide begins as you start walking up the spiral. Recommended if you are not in a hurry!
  • Domnule O.
    Domnule ObzenJuly 24, 2015
    Free admission! Amazing building with incredible view. The only thing you need to do is schedule your visit. Just click here and enjoy!
  • Francis K.
    Francis KinderMarch 10, 2015
    Great view of Berlin, lots of history and worthwhile audio guide. All for free! Keep in mind that you have to schedule ahead of time!
  • Emiliano V.
    Emiliano ViscarraSeptember 25, 2016
    Amazing place to see the city from above and learn. If you can, book in advance through their website. Entrance is free but you need an appointment.
  • Francisco C.
    Francisco CanoAugust 13, 2014
    If you appreciate good architecture, make sure to pay the Reichstag building a visit. Make reservations a couple of days ahead if you want to skip long lines.
  • Gemma G.
    Gemma GrauJune 9, 2014
    Fantastic visit, amazing views and all very well organized!! Free visit with free audioguide that detects your location and adjust the audio accordingly!
  • Katrina Z.
    Katrina ZaiNovember 19, 2014
    Must see. Huge and impressive. But if u want to go inside. Must make reservation online beforehand.
  • Nils B.
    Nils BuurmanJanuary 1, 2015
    Go to Berlin? You have to reserve a visit at Reichstag! Must go! Great view on Berlin and very interesting.
  • johnlemon
    johnlemonJune 1
    The visit organization got trickier over the time. You should arrange the dome visit a few weeks in advance.
  • Kristýna M.
    Kristýna MichálkováAugust 27, 2015
    I haven't registered online and I couldn't see anything! So deffinitely recommended. Nice park in front of the building tho. Place to eat your snacks @
  • Leszek K.
    Leszek KiciorSeptember 21, 2012
    Your possessions are x-rayed before you can go inside, like at an airport. I'm also not entirely sure if it's legal to check in inside, so be careful when you do. Great view from the dome, though.
  • Alina R.
    Alina RydbeckFebruary 4, 2016
    Free tours are really good. Audio guide available in 10 different languages. View is beautiful.
  • Svën
    SvënJune 26, 2013
    Don't be too discouraged by the line to reserve tickets. Grab a beer from next door and relax. Most assuredly they will hand you a blue vip pass after a short wait when the traffic lessens.
  • Caroline P.
    Caroline PuttenaersNovember 1, 2015
    Very nice view over Berlin and a very interesting audioguide in Dutch! All for free!
  • Island Bruin
    Island BruinSeptember 8, 2014
    Make a reservation at Käfer and you can skip the long lines. Great views of Berlin from the ramps going up to the top.
  • Tal S.
    Tal ShatzAugust 18, 2013
    Amazing place, especially the taking thw tour and the view point on thw roof.I was amazed that it is free of charge
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