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- 98%History Buffs
- 74%Art & Design Lovers
- 67%Budget Travelers
- 64%Local Culture
- 58%Family Travelers
- 55%Adventure Travelers
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- ReichstagMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodies+ 8May 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!Recommended for:
- ReichstagMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Mar 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.Recommended for:
- ReichstagMember ofLocal CultureLGBTHistory BuffsArt & Design LoversJun 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.Recommended for:
- ReichstagMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Oct 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.Recommended for:
- ReichstagMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsAdventure TravelersOct 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.Recommended for:
- ReichstagMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Oct 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.Recommended for:
- ReichstagMember ofVegetarianSep 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.Recommended for:
- ReichstagJan 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.Recommended for:
- ReichstagApr 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
- ReichstagMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersMar 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.
- ReichstagJan 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.Recommended for:
- ReichstagNov 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.Recommended for: