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Reichstag
Reichstag

Reichstag

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Sights and Museums, Government Building, Historic Site
Ranked #2 in Berlin things to do
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Platz der Republik 1, 11011 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 2273 2152
8a-midnight M-Su
http://www.reichstag.de/
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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 ... Read more
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 the German people, is inscribed above the building’s entrance to signify the public duty of those who work within.

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Sofia, Bulgaria

The Dome on top the Berlin wall has an breathtaking view. You can see the whole city. When you go, you can take an audio guide and listen to the explanations of what you are currently seeing from your point view. Make sure you do a reservation early.

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Padua, Italy

The Parliament of the Democratic German republic with the beautiful work of Norman Foster turning it in a really magic place

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Emeryville, California, USA

The building is beautiful and the dome is an incredible piece of architecture plus there is a great history of the government, the rise of Hitler and the path leading up to the current state of government. You can book late appointments which are less busy and the views at night are unique and stunning.

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North Hollywood
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The seat of the German parliament is an essential part of any Berlin tour! It is a fascinating building with so much history. Make sure to get reservations online in advance to climb the modern dome on the roof. It provides a spectacular view of the city and down into the council chambers below.

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Darlington, United Kingdom

Lovely building with stunning architecture, definitely something you must see if you're here

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Singapore, Singapore

A minute away from the Brandenburg Gate, you will find Reichstag Building, the meeting place for the Parliament. The roof terrace and dome of the Reichstag Building is open to to public but you will need to register yourself in advance.

http://www.bundestag.de/en/visittheBundestag/dome/registration/245686

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Foster City, California, USA

Reichstag was previously a parliament building, originally built for the the Imperial Diet of the German Empire.

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Pittsford (town), New York

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. You have to make a reservation now to go to the top.

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Jilin, China

You have to reserve online in advance for a tourism guidance. The architecture is really beautiful with a huge glass dome and spiral stairs

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Berlin-Kreuzberg, Germany

The Reichstag is German's parliamentary building. It was badly damaged and when being rebuilt they added a futuristic glass dome. The contrast of historic stone and modern glass is impressive and you can climb inside on spiralling ramps. It symbolises that the people are above the government which was not the case during the Nazi era.

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San Francisco, California, USA

German... Parliament? Convenes here. Neat observatory on top. As with everything else nearby, interesting history.

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London, UK

The dome is a beauty!! Make sure to reserve in advance-- it's free w/ a booking!

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New York City, New York State, USA
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Designed by Sir Norman Foster in the early 90s, the glass Dome standing on top on the monumental Reichstag Building, was built as symbol of a new, transparent Germany. Offering a 360 degree view of the Berlin cityscape, it holds a great significance in contrast to a devastating past. Strolling up the circular dome leads into a see through view into the Bundestag - the German parliament plenary sessions. Free entry to visit, just sign up online ahead of time, and show up at the time of your appointment. As you walk up the circular structure - which reminds one of the Guggenheim Museum in New York - stop and listen to the references made on the audio guide on where you are and what you are seeing at the current moment. I found the best view towards the Brandenburg Gate, right outside the dome.

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Graz

Amazing architectural design and probably some of the best views of Berlin. The audio guides are free and very good.

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Москва

Make a reservation in advance and visit Reichstag fo free of charge. You can take audio guide in your own language and enjoy excursion.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Offers what are probably the best views in Berlin, but the Reichstag is so much more than that. The building itself is marvelous, and the Glass Dome will leave you in awe for the entire visit. Even if that's not enough, the history behind the place (and everything that the building and what it represents had to go through) is compelling and super interesting.
Last but not least: as it is the German Parliament, airport-like security controls will be made to all visitors. Several weeks in advance, BOOK AN APPOINTMENT, where you are given the time and date of your visit. You won't believe how long are the lines to visit the Dome without a reservation. It is also free!

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Hong Kong, China

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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São Paulo, Brazil

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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London, UK

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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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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