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Reichstag

Platz der Republik 1, Berlin, BE 10557 Germany
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    Peng Jin
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    5 May 20, 2014

    Really beautiful architecture. As a tourist from Asia, I'm totally impressed by this architecture style here. As you would imagine, it is very different from Asian design type. It's very beautiful!

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    Ana Augusto
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    4 Mar 30, 2014

    Great place to visit (don't forget to book first). The building was reconstructed after the war so is half old and half new. Really interesting ! If you have a little money left (around 20 euros) you can also enjoy a special breakfast on their restaurant.

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    djSway
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    5 Jun 17, 2014

    The Reichstag is a wonderful building. It's the home of the German Bundestag (Parliament) with a fascinating history. Most people visit to go up to the roof to see Berlin from the glass dome on top (and its free!) - it really is a lovely view over Berlin and you can also get an electronic tour headset (also for free) - they offer dozens of languages. If you're going to go up to the top, I'd suggest booking a tour as well (yep, free!) - the guides are knowledgable and interesting and have a good sense of humour. You need to book your tickets in advance if you want to visit - be it tour or just a visit to the dome. It’s really easy and you can do it on their website. You’ll need to provide names and birthdates of those who are coming, and you’ll have to bring your passports (or photo ID) on the day. They do tours in English or German.

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    Za C
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    5 Dec 14, 2013

    LOVE. What a nice experience with excellent audio guide free of charge! Norman Forster's work is always fascinating. Pls remember to book online beforehand.

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    Stephen Bugno
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    5 Oct 28, 2013

    A walk on the roof of the Reichstag is one of my best memories of Berlin. It was remodeled and opened again in 1999. The glass dome is not only architecturally beautiful but is symbolic of the transparency of the new German state. You can actually look down inside to the working government.

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    Matthew Crompton
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    4 Oct 21, 2013

    An interesting slice of German history, and perfumed with some of its darkest moments, the Reichstag building, with its enormous dome, is one of the most distinctive buildings in Berlin. Built to house the German legislature, the fire on its premises in 1919 was used as an excuse by the Nazis to suspend constitutional rights -- a sobering warning to the those willing to go to extreme measures in the name of national security. The excellent Holocaust Memorial lies nearby.

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    5 Oct 14, 2013

    for me this has a little contra diction in it...on the grounds of Hitlers Reichstag... you will never ever visit Berlin without having your mind on the history. the new building has tours to walk in the glass tower. i still have to do that one.

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    Dan Howe
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    5 Sep 30, 2013

    Besides the obvious tourist attractions it is also worth a visit to the German parliament, Bundestag, for a free tour of the roof terrace and dome of the Reichstag Building. Entry is free but advanced registration is required. The building shows great views of the city with a free Audioguide.

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    Adrian Carter
    5 Jun 21, 2013

    Home of the modern German parliament. Get a bite to eat in the cafe & skip the queue to the Dome.

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    Amanda Foley
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    5 May 20, 2013

    The home of German government. Definitely worth heading inside and seeing the gorgeous architecture and walking around the dome!

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    Mike G
    5 Jan 28, 2014

    Come for the history, stay for the amazing view. There was a bit of a line to get in, but it was worth it because the view of the city is spectacular. The glass dome features a spiral walkway that gives you a 360 view of the city. Excellent example of historical and modern architecture combined.

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    JChewy
    4 Apr 20, 2013

    WW2 buff have to pay homage to this amazing building as this is probably the microcosm of Hitlers accent to power. Inside, you feel as if you are in an high tech Gothenburg museum. It's worth the 2.4 euros for parking!

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    Tasos Kourtparasidis
    5 Apr 15, 2013

    A must visit free of a entrance site that offers magnificent view of the whole city and information about it's most important buildings and about the history of the parliament. Also it's open until late (22:00 at summer)!

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    Michael Oziransky
    5 Apr 07, 2013

    I suggest planning this visit as the first thing that you do in Berlin. Don't forget to book online prior to your visit.
    During the visit you get to see the whole city from above - there is a glass terrace observing most of the main attraction sites. You have a free audio guide that gives you a couple of words regarding each place. Once you get that overview, you can explore those sites later on by foot or by going with 100/200 bus

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    Leigh Virkus
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    4 Mar 12, 2013

    We really enjoyed walking in the building we were even able to see the German Chancellor Angela Merkel addressing the Parliament. We also went up to the roof terrace and the dome structure with its circular route. It was built so that you can see down into parliament so that the government is open. The view from the top over Berlin is also very nice.

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    Michael Tulipan
    4 Mar 12, 2013

    Brave the long lines for a visit to the top of the Reichstag - you'll get great views of the city. Best of all it's free though you do have to register online first: http://www.bundestag.de/htdocs_e/visits/kupp.html

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    Yuki Zhang
    5 Feb 18, 2013

    one of foster's master piece. people lining up to see something is pretty rare considering it's europe...anyway, i gave up cuz the long Q. it didnt hurt enjoying it from outside. somehow futuristic bizzare kindda feeling.

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    Sara Collinge
    4 Jan 17, 2013

    Try to go in the summer months as there's often a queue to get inside! We queued for an hour in the rain but it was worth it. Great views- interesting history. All over quite quickly unless you get the full tour but defiantly worth visiting.

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  • Reichstag
    Joao Cesar Escossia
    5 Nov 18, 2012

    The Reichstag building (German: Reichstagsgebäude; officially: Plenarbereich Reichstagsgebäude) is a historical edifice in Berlin, Germany, constructed to house the Reichstag, parliament of the German Empire. It was opened in 1894 and housed the Reichstag until 1933, when it was severely damaged in a fire. After World War II, the building fell into disuse; the parliament (Volkskammer) of the German Democratic Republic met in the Palast der Republik in East Berlin, while the parliament (Bundestag) of the Federal Republic of Germany met in the Bundeshaus in Bonn.
    The ruined building was made safe against the elements and partially refurbished in the 1960s, but no attempt at full restoration was made until after German reunification on October 3 1990, when it underwent a reconstruction led by internationally renowned architect Norman Foster. After its completion in 1999, it once again became the meeting place of the German parliament: the modern Bundestag.
    The term Reichstag, when used to connote a parliament, dates back to the Holy Roman Empire. The building was built for the Reichstag of the German Empire, which was succeeded by the Reichstag of the Weimar Republic. The latter devolved into the Reichstag of Nazi Germany, which left the building (and ceased to act as a parliament) after the 1933 fire and never returned; the term Reichstag has not been used by German parliaments since World War II. In today's usage, the German word Reichstag (Imperial Congress Building) refers mainly to the building, while Bundestag (Federal Congress) refers to the institution.

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    Andreas Liptow
    4 Aug 05, 2012

    A Must See. But if you are only a weekend in Berlin take a guided tour for about € 10,00 to get a fast lane entry. You won't wait hours to get in.

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The Reichstag building is the home of the German Parliament (Bundestag). After reunification in 1990, the building was reconstructed to its current intimidating stone form. The building is notable for its severe appearance and modern glass top dome. Visitors can climb the dome and watch parliament meetings in action when they are occurring. A dedication reading Dem Deutschen Volken, meaning For ... read more
the German people, is inscribed above the building’s entrance to signify the public duty of those who work within.

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