Guided tour

Berlin: Plenary Chamber, Dome & Government District Tour

Berlin: Plenary Chamber, Dome & Government District Tour

From US$ 16.29 per person

Enjoy a tour through Berlin's parliament district and visit the chamber and dome of the Reichstag. Learn more about history, architecture, and politics in the heart of political Berlin.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 4 days in advance for a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English
Optional audio guide
German
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the political and historical background of Berlin and see the parliament and government district of the capital
  • Visit the Plenarsaal and/or the dome of the Reichstag
  • Learn more about the history of Berlin
  • Get a look behind the scenes of what is going on in the Reichstag building
  • Enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view of Berlin and hear interesting stories from your expert guide
Full description

On this guided tour of the parliament and government district of Berlin, you will get acquainted with some of Germany's political history. Begin your journey at Pariser Platz and continue to the parliament and government district.

Learn more about famous buildings such as Hotel Adlon or Brandenburg Gate and see the sights from a different perspective. Cross the historical sector border at Brandenburg Gate and get interesting information on the Reichstag building and its complicated location at the Berlin Wall.

Next, climb the dome of the Reichstag to learn more about the tasks and duties of the Bundestag. Hear the fascinating story behind the Reichstag building, its transformation into a modern landmark designed by Lord Foster, and about the interesting ecological concept Foster's work was built upon.

Experience Berlin from above, enjoy the city's skyline, and learn more about the history of the city.

Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Registration for free visit of the Reichstag's dome (depending on weather conditions, security situation and conferences - not guaranteed!)
  • Transfer to meeting point

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Date

Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Please note that the meeting point is not the Reichstag, it is the jeweler in front of Hotel Adlon
  • On certain dates, the visit to the dome can be combined with a visit to the Plenarsaal to hear a free speech of the Bundestag (30 minutes, no guarantee)
  • The Bundestag may cancel bookings to visit the dome on short notice. If this is the case, you will be called
  • The time booked cannot always be guaranteed. Please make sure your itinerary is not too crowded, since the actual tour may take place up to 2 hours later than scheduled
  • The dome of the Reichstag can be visited for free
  • Bookings cannot be canceled
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 5174 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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Indispensable to soak up the neighborhood and capture the pulse of this high place of history. Our guide's explanations set the scene and set the scene for the rest of the visit to the Bundestag. Our (American) guide also told us a few amusing anecdotes that made this first part of the visit lively. Then a guide dedicated to the Bundestag took over and allowed us to understand the main lines of the functioning of the government in Germany, to discover the history and architecture of the monument and its sublime and very interesting dome made by Norman Foster. Also amusing details. A beautiful and rich visit.

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January 12, 2023

We had a very nice American tour guide, who spoke excellent German. It was fun going with him through the district and to learn a bit about the history. He had a sense of humor. The guided tour in the Reichstag was also very interesting. There, we had a different guide who was very competent. When we were finally free to go up the stairs to the top, it was dark already, so I couldn't really see the buildings the audio guide was talking about. That was the only downfall, so maybe I'll come back another time!

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December 12, 2022

We had a great expert who was able to convey a lot of interesting information in a charming way. The time flew by, it was very entertaining and the small group of 6 people allowed us to ask and answer many questions. Clearly, we definitely recommend this tour. You get a lot for your money here.

August 24, 2022

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