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Berlin: Plenary Chamber, Dome & Government District Tour

1. Berlin: Plenary Chamber, Dome & Government District Tour

On this guided tour of the parliament and government district of Berlin, you will get acquainted with some of Germany's political history. Begin your journey at the parliament and government district. Cross the historical sector border and get interesting information on the Reichstag building and its complicated location at the Berlin Wall. Next, climb the dome of the Reichstag to learn more about the tasks and duties of the Bundestag. Hear the fascinating story behind the Reichstag building, its transformation into a modern landmark designed by Lord Foster, and about the interesting ecological concept Foster's work was built upon. Experience Berlin from above, enjoy the city's skyline, and learn more about the history of the city.

Berlin: Reichstag, Plenary Chamber, Cupola & Government Tour

2. Berlin: Reichstag, Plenary Chamber, Cupola & Government Tour

Join a guided walk through the government district. Visit the plenary chamber and dome of the Reichstag building and gain insight into the history of the district on this 60-minute walk along the River Spree. See the old government buildings as well as the modern government and parliament buildings built after 1995. See Jakob-Kaiser-Haus, Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus, and the Federal Chancellery. Pass through the security check to get into the Reichstag building. Listen to an interesting talk in the plenary chamber, and learn about German parliamentary history as well as interesting details about the Reichstag building itself. Hear about the history and architecture of the building as well as the reconstruction by British architect Sir Norman Foster that transformed it into one of the most modern and innovative parliament buildings in the world. Step onto the roof terrace and witness the glass dome of the Reichstag building. From here, enjoy the breathtaking views of Berlin. Stay up on top of the Reichstag for as long as you like, as long as it is not after closing time at midnight.

Berlin: Government Quarter Tour and Reichstag Dome Visit

3. Berlin: Government Quarter Tour and Reichstag Dome Visit

Discover the highlights in the government district on a German-speaking tour. Berlin guides tell exciting stories about the German capital. Modern architecture, important monuments and the Federal Chancellery are on the route. At the entrance to the Reichstag building, there will be an ID check and security check. There the guide ends the tour. The visitors' service from Parliament welcomes all guests there. In the plenary hall below the dome there is a German-language presentation from the visitor service. Afterwards there are breathtaking views from the roof terrace and the dome of the Reichstag. Visiting the Reichstag is free. From the dome there are the best sights of the city from great perspectives. The modern architecture is an absolute highlight of Berlin.

Berlin: Rooftop Breakfast at Käfer Restaurant Reichstag

4. Berlin: Rooftop Breakfast at Käfer Restaurant Reichstag

Pre-book your reserved entry and breakfast at the Käfer restaurant to enjoy stunning views of Berlin the top of the Reichstag building, home to the German parliament. Experience the world’s only parliament building with a restaurant open to the public.  Enter Germany’s parliament building and take your seat at a reserved table within the rooftop restaurant. Sit back and take in the views as you are served organic bread rolls, wholemeal bread, a danish pastry, and a croissant.  Enjoy homemade jams and butter, a selection of cheeses and different cold cuts.  Along with scrambled eggs from two organic eggs and fresh seasonal fruit salad, choose between one cup of coffee or tea for your beverage. After your meal, feel free to explore the inside of the glass dome (audio guides are available free of charge).

Berlin: Rooftop Aperitif at Käfer Restaurant Reichstag

5. Berlin: Rooftop Aperitif at Käfer Restaurant Reichstag

Pre-book your reserved entry at the Käfer restaurant and enjoy an appero (pre-dinner drinks and snacks) at your own table on top of the Reichstag building, home to the German parliament. Take a seat at the world’s only parliament building with a restaurant open to the public and get bird's eye views of the city as you feast on some delicacies. Start by choosing from three different tarts.  Get served even more delicious treats, which vary depending on the season, such as pastrami sandwiches and a vegetarian lentil hummus sandwich. Enjoy a glass of prosecco and unlimited coffee or tea along with your snacks. After your meal, feel free to explore the inside of the Reichstag glass dome (audio guides are available free of charge).

Berlin Reichstag and Glass Dome Private Tour

6. Berlin Reichstag and Glass Dome Private Tour

See some of Berlin's most impressive modern architecture on a private tour of the parliamentary quarter in your choice of language. Learn how the German capital has changed in recent years. Learn interesting facts behind the historic edifice of the Reichstag building, now transformed with an iconic glass dome. Enjoy stunning views from the roof of the building where parliament sits and the government has its offices. See landmark attractions, such as Berlin Cathedral, Potsdamer Platz and the Brandenburg Gate from a completely different perspective. Look out too for the TV Tower and iconic ruins of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

Berlin: Self-Guided Audio Tour

7. Berlin: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Guten Tag and welcome to Berlin, a city pulsating with the energy of history, innovation, and an irrepressible spirit of freedom. As you embark on this self-guided audio tour, immerse yourself in the beating heart of Germany's capital, where every street corner unveils layers of stories that have shaped the city's identity. Picture yourself wandering through the remnants of the iconic Berlin Wall, a tangible testament to the city's tumultuous past and the unyielding desire for reunification. From the grandeur of the Brandenburg Gate to the trendy vibes of Kreuzberg, let the audio guide whisk you through a dynamic landscape where the echoes of World War II, the Cold War, and the reunification resonate. Feel the pulse of creativity in neighborhoods like Friedrichshain, where street art adorns the remnants of industrial landscapes, telling tales of rebellion and artistic expression. Marvel at the architectural wonders of Potsdamer Platz, where modernity intertwines with historical remnants, creating a unique juxtaposition that defines Berlin's skyline. Learn more about the top 23 tourist attractions in Berlin. Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central station and then the itinerary gradually moves one by one. 1. Berlin Hauptbahnhof 2. Museum für Naturkunde 3. Berlin Wall Memorial 4. Palace of Tears 5. Reichstag Building 6. Brandenburg Gate 7. Holocaust Memorial 8. German Spy Museum Berlin 9. Topography of Terror 10. Pergamon Museum 11. Neues Museum 12. Deutsches Historisches Museum 13. Berliner Dom 14. Berlin TV Tower 15. Museum Island 16. Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial 17. Stasi Museum 18. Treptower Park 19. East Side Gallery 20. German Museum of Technology 21. Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church 22. Charlottenburg Palace 23. Victory Column This audio tour will transport you through time, revealing stories of resilience, innovation, and the unbreakable spirit of Berliners. So, don your headphones, adjust the volume, and get ready to explore a city that stands as a living canvas of its storied past and a canvas for the dreams of its diverse inhabitants. Berlin awaits your discovery

Berlin Tour by Car, Meal at Reichstag, Choc & Wine Tasting

8. Berlin Tour by Car, Meal at Reichstag, Choc & Wine Tasting

Go on a luxury tour of Berlin as you enjoy a gourmet meal at the Reichstag. Visit the Reichstag dome, then taste the best pralines Rausch chocolatier has to offer. Cap off your experience by sipping on wine. Sit back in comfort as your chauffeur takes you around. Start your adventure as your driver picks you up. Arrive at the Reichstag and then go up to the Käfer restaurant where you will eat a magnificent lunch right beside the dome of the German Parliament Building. After lunch, skip the line to see the Reichstag dome. Then, continue to explore the city with a chocolate-tasting experience at Berlin's top chocolatier, Rausch Schokoladenhaus. Following this, you will round off your trip with a German wine-tasting experience at one of the best wine stores in Berlin. Finally, be dropped back to the starting point.

Berlin: Private Highlights Tour with Hotel Transfers

9. Berlin: Private Highlights Tour with Hotel Transfers

Berlin offers many beautiful and important sights spread all over the city. Avoid the tired feet and crowds of tourists and enjoy the comfort of a private car transfer. Discover fascinating facts and stories about passing and visited places. Enjoy this unique, adjusted tour and explore the real essence of Berlin. Join a basic 3-hour tour and see a bunch of important places. Explore the Reichstag Building, the former and present building of the German parliament, and hear about the important historical events. Take a moment to look at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, an important site commemorating the victims of the Holocaust. Stroll through the Gendermenmarkt, considered the most beautiful square in Berlin. Visit the famous Alexanderplatz - it’s a must-see while in Berlin! Last but not least see the Berlin Wall Memorial, which commemorates the division of Berlin and the deaths that occurred there. If you want to see even more, choose the 6-hours version. In addition to the sightseeing of the Old Town highlights, enter the Berlin Cathedral. Admire the impressive architecture, a unique eclectic combination of Renaissance and Baroque styles, and fascinating history. The cathedral hides a tomb underground where about 90 members of the Hohenzollern dynasty are buried. See the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. It was destroyed after WWII then it was rebuilt, but the 68-meter-high ruin of the main tower was left as an anti-war symbol. Finally, go for an exploration of the Charlottenburg Palace courtyards and gardens. Admire the charming Baroque-styled garden and its hidden gems. Extend your tour to 8 hours to have a unique opportunity of guided sightseeing inside the Charlottenburg Palace. Enter this marvelous place and be amazed by its interior. Visit the Old Palace and the New Wing. Admire the baroque decoration of Old Palace’s rooms and the Porcelain Cabinet. Feel the real splendor and take a look at the marvelous crown jewels, the royal silver, and fine porcelain tableware. Explore the luxurious State Apartments and Winter Chambers at the New Wing and relax in beautiful Baroque gardens.

Berlin’s Most Interesting Political Monuments Tour

10. Berlin’s Most Interesting Political Monuments Tour

This insightful tour of Berlin takes you through significant landmarks steeped in history and culture. Starting at the Reichstag Building at Platz der Republik, witness the embodiment of German resilience and reunification, housed in an architecturally stunning building. The journey continues to the Brandenburg Gate at Pariser Platz, an iconic symbol of peace and unity, reflecting Berlin’s tumultuous yet rich history. Next, immerse yourself in the diverse cultural tapestry of Europe at Erlebnis Europa, located on Unter den Linden. This interactive experience offers a deep dive into the continent’s heritage. The tour concludes with a visit to the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, a deeply moving tribute that serves as a solemn reminder of the Holocaust’s horrors. This tour is not just a walk through Berlin’s streets but a journey through poignant chapters of history.

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Guide (Andy) very charming. Tour very informative and interspersed with little anecdotes ;) No waiting time in front of the entrance to the Reichstag. The tour also includes an introduction to how the Bundestag works. Who sits where and why 😁 This part is carried out by the Bundestag visitor service. This part was also charming and informative (also for our kids aged 8 and 12). It was worth it!!!

Beautiful panoramic view. The well-kept and not full room created a relaxing atmosphere. Welcoming and kind staff. Mignon and special and delicious drinks as an aperitif snack. I was satisfied, despite the slightly high price, because the visit to the Reichstag is allowed with audio guides, which unfortunately I was unable to book otherwise.

Everything was well organized with entry into the Bundestag and a tour of the spectator gallery in the plenary hall. Our guide explained things clearly and was considerate of everyone in the group. Great experience.

The tour was very informative and communicated very well by our guide. The organization was well thought out.

Guide was in a good mood and showed us the Fette Henne well.