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Top sights in Berlin
Few buildings can boast as rich a historical heritage as the Berlin's Reichstag, which has witnessed many of Germany's most momentous events spanning from the time of the German Empire to the present day. Here are the five most important milestones in its history.
The Reichstag's foundation stone was laid on June 29th 1884, but construction was finished ten years later. At the time, the building's eclectic architecture attracted a lot of criticism.
On November 9th 1918, the politician Philipp Scheidemann proclaimed the institution of the Weimar Republic from the Reichstag balcony. The German Empire was no more.
The Reichstag caught fire on February 27th 1933. The causes are still disputed, but Hitler seized the opportunity to consolidate the Nazis' power through the Reichstag Fire Decree.
After the fall of the Berlin Wall and the demise of the East German state, German reunification was officially celebrated at the Reichstag on October 3rd 1990.
Following extensive reconstruction, the German parliament moved back into the Reichstag on April 19th 1999. Today, the Reichstag is the second most-visited attraction in Germany.
The Reichstag's famous glass dome offers one of the most spectacular views over Berlin. Admission itself is free, but you must register ahead of time on the Reichstag website – don't miss out! The building is open every day from 8am till midnight, but the last entry is at 10pm.
For those who want to delve deeper into the Reichstag's rich past, get all the facts and learn all about the building's place within German history, there are tours for visitors. However, demand is high and places go fast, so make sure you book online well ahead of your visit.
- When should I visit?Everyday except December 24th. There is sometimes scheduled building work , so check opening hours online.
- Is it expensive?Free
- Will I need a guide?If you'd like to get a real impression of the scale of the Reichstag's history, yes! There are tours of the Reichstag itself combined with the government quarter in Berlin].
- How to get thereEasily accessible via Berlin's train system. Closest stop is on the S-Bahn: Berlin Brandenburger Tor
- Additional information
- Make sure you have government-issued ID to show when entering the Reichstag - this is necessary in conjunction with your online booking.
- You must get there 30 minutes or so before your scheduled visit in order to go through security checks.
What people are saying about Reichstag
We really enjoyed our tour. Ken was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all our questions. He was informative and even his jokes were funny ! We saw all the major sites and increased our knowledge about Berlin and its history many times over. Ken also recommended some other things to do whilst in Berlin which were excellent too. I would recommend this tour at the beginning of your visit to get a broad knowledge about the history of Berlin which you then can use to further explore areas in detail.
Our tour guide Nathan (originally from Chicago) was a fantastic wealth of knowledge throughout our tour across the major sites of East Berlin. While the weather was not fantastic this did not stop the tour being very enjoyable throughout.
Great tour with an excellent guide, thank you Charlotte for making those history lessons cone to life.
Well worth the money we really enjoyed the experience. Also 2 out of 4 forgot our ID and the staff sorted this with security for us and were really helpful in ensuring we didn’t miss our experience
Our tour guide Nathan is really extremely knowledgeable! it was a really amazing tour!