Topped with an acclaimed glass dome designed by British architect Norman Foster, the Reichstag parliamentary building is home to Germany’s Parliament, the Bundestag.
The classically pedimented and columned building was built in the 1890s, and seriously damaged by fire in 1933 and subsequent air raids. In the 1990s the building was restored to host the parliament of the newly reunified Germany.
Visitors can step inside the multi-tiered glass dome and onto the roof terrace for 360 degree views of Berlin’s government district and the Tiergarten.
Take an audioguide tour to learn about the parliamentary goings on in the Bundestag and the history of the famous building. After taking a stroll, relax in the rooftop restaurant.
Review by Anonymous, August 2009
Doing what: Berlin Segway Tour
Review by Michael H, June 2012
Doing what: Berlin's Infamous Third Reich Sites Half-Day Walking Tour
This tour is definitely for history buffs or just people that are interested in finding out things they didn't know about the Third Reich. Our guide did a fantastic job, it's a very short bus ride from the Zoo station to the Reichstag building, that's where the tour begins so make sure you have bought a transport ticket and validate it!!
The Reichstag is on the southern bank of the River Spree. The closest subway is Brandenburger Tor.
Note that waiting times to enter the dome can be very long in summer.