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Reichstag Building, Berlin

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The country's center of political power, Reichstag Building houses the German Parliament. This grand building, designed by architect Paul Wallot in 1894, was renovated and reopened in 1999. Its glass dome, designed by architect Norman Foster, offers panoramic views of the city and is accessible by elevator. You'll almost always encounter a long line waiting for the elevator, especially on sunny days, so plan lots of extra time when visiting this site. Once on top, enjoy 360-degree views and listen to a free audio guide about the building and the surrounding city sites. You can visit the dome and get guided tours of the building only with confirmed reservations secured well in advance. Check the website for details on registering online or in person. Work out when and for how long to visit Reichstag Building and other Berlin attractions using our handy Berlin day trip planning site.
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  • Visiting the dome is free but you will need to book in advance via the website. You have to pick an arrival time and are told you need to be at the building 15 minutes in advance to get through the...  more »
  • We visited on a lovely late afternoon as the sun was setting. After security checks (including passports), we were escorted to the entrance of the main parliament building and up the lift to the...  more »
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  • I didn't visit the inside of the Parliament. The area though is really worth a walk. There are a lot of cool buildings and places upon the river and all around the Reichstag. During the day there's a big garden in front of the palace which I didn't visit, but at night these sights are just amazing.
  • Excellent (and free) historic German parliament building with excellent views of Berlin and interesting photos of Reichstag at the exhibit. If you want to get a same day admission ticket at the service center (make sure you bring your passport if you are not a German resident) I would recommend arriving early at the service center if it is a weekend if you do not get a advance online registration for a ticket. Beautiful views at the upper level and interesting design.
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