Enjoy a guided tour of the parliament quarter in Berlin and learn more about the troubled and eventful history of the capital. Visit the glass dome…
Enjoy a guided tour through Berlin's parliament and government district and visit the dome of the Reichstag. Learn more about history, architecture,…
Visit the Reichstag and enjoy a beautiful view of Berlin from the famed glass dome. Have coffee and cake at the rooftop restaurant at a table…
Explore Berlin’s Government District and the Reichstag Cupola on a 2-hour English-speaking tour. Learn more about the destiny of the once divided…
Enjoy an exciting 2-hour tour of the government district and the Reichstag building in Berlin. Learn more about the history, architecture, and…
Enjoy lunch at a unique venue with a reservation at the Käfer restaurant on the rooftop of Berlin's Reichstag building. Get bird's eye views of the…
Dine in a unique venue with a dinner reservation at the Käfer restaurant in Berlin's Reichstag building. Watch the evening lights from the glass dome…
Discover the highlights of Berlin's parliamentary quarter on a private tour, and then head up to the glass dome roof for panoramic views over the…
Explore Berlin at your own pace - you can hop-on or off at any of the bus stops, whenever you'd like. Visit the Reichstag, admiring its famous glass…
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 had a nice walk with the knowlegeable German guide who stopped at a few places connected to the Reichstag which we as tourists never would have noticed! He managed to the describe the cold War and what it was like to live in a divided city! To enter the Reichstag and take the lift and look out on Berlin was magnificent! We had a Little drink in the cafe together and learned more and could ask the guide anything! We walked down in our own way Can definitely recommend this tour!
Our guide was really fantastic. He balanced talking about the very serious/sad history of Germany with the Nazi regime with recounting the wonderful history of the city. It was particularly amazing to hear him recount his own memories of the wall going down around the Brandenburg gate since he was 22 at the time it happened.
We loved the rooftop of the Reichstag. The coffee and cake were a real plus. Our only retreat was that the audio guides did not work - so we missed out on some interesting history. I wondered if a small video showing would be possible in several languages, rotated throughout the day. 10 minutes would do it. We hated to miss out on understanding the role it has and continues to play.
The guide was nice and his speaking clear. He knows his subject and that is what I expect.
Our tour guide , Marcus, was interesting throughout the tour, making relevant history come alive and linking it to modern issues affecting Europe and the world. Tricky with the dislocation to the start as a result of President Erdogan’s visit but all managed with good humour,