This majestic historical building, which today serves as a home to the German parliament, is a must see for any history buff. You may remember it from the famous photo Raising a flag over the Reichstag, which, in modern terms, went viral by the end of the World War II. There is also a roofed terrace on the top of the building complete with a garden, a restaurant, and a glass dome, which the visitors can climb to get spectacular 360° views of Berlin's skyline. If you want to learn more about the building, audioguides are available on the roofed terrace.
The Reichstag has a long and eventful history. Built in 1894 to house the parliament of the country, it only remained in use until 1933, when it got severely damaged by fire. Since then, it had been left unused for political reasons until its restoration in 1999.
Today, tourists can take a look at the graffiti on its walls, made by the Soviets at the end of the Second World War, or take a picture with a copy of the photograph that made it famous.
The rooftop terrace and the dome are closed all day on Dec 24 and from 4 pm onwards on Dec 31. Also closed Oct 19 - 23 due to maintenance.
Service Centre for registration
Nov - Mar: Daily 8 am - 6 pm
Apr-Oct: Daily 8 am - 8 pm
Admission to the Reichstag is free.
Advanced registration of tour is required and is available online or on the site.
Please take note that you will have to go through a security check to get inside the building.
Phone +49 30 227-0
Address 1 Platz der Republik, 10557, Berlin, DE
Coordinates 52°31'6.946" N 13°22'33.959" E