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  • Reichstag: Tour with Plenary Chamber and Dome in German

    1. Reichstag: Tour with Plenary Chamber and Dome in German

    Visit the stunning Reichstag building, walk around its iconic glass dome, and explore Berlin’s government and parliament quarter on a captivating tour with a German-speaking guide to get a better understanding of Germany’s unique political history. Follow your guide as you take a stroll through Berlin’s parliament quarter along the banks of the River Spree. Walk by the impressive Brandenburger Gate and Pariser Platz and stop and see important governmental structures. Pass through the security check to get into the Reichstag building. Listen to an informative talk in the plenary chamber to learn insightful information about Germany’s parliament and as well as interesting details about the Reichstag building. Find out about the history and architecture of the building and its reconstruction by British architect Sir Norman Foster, which transformed it into one of the most modern and inno...

  • Berlin Gov District Walking Tour & Reichstag Visit with Dome

    2. Berlin Gov District Walking Tour & Reichstag Visit with Dome

    See the impressive buildings of the parliament quarter along the banks of the Spree, while you stroll down the streets to the Reichstag. Marvel at the main studio of the German television station ARD, the Reichstagspräsidentenpalais, the work spaces of the politicians, the memorial to the victims of the Berlin Wall, the former course of the wall, the parliament library, the federal press conference building, some artworks around the Bundestag and the Republic Square from which the modern building of the German Chancellery can be seen. On this part of the tour with a length of 900 meters, you will learn a lot about the surroundings and history of the headquarter of the German parliament. After this tour you will enjoy a free, unguided presentation in the plenary hall, with a seat under the dome. Learn more about the tasks and duties of the parliament as well as the story behind a buildin...

    Outstanding guide - perfect weather and informative, interesting and humorous tour

  • Berlin: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour with Optional Cruise

    3. Berlin: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour with Optional Cruise

    Hop on an open-top double-decker bus and enjoy fantastic views and the great atmosphere of Berlin. Choose from a 24, 48, or 72-hour ticket along 2 different routes and discover the city's history and vibrant culture from the fully narrated audio tour. From the iconic Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, the Victory Column, and the legendary Checkpoint Charlie to the longest surviving section of the Berlin Wall. The city's vibrant culture, diverse architecture, and fascinating history will take your breath away. Explore over 20 locations throughout the city along the red or blue route with daily departures from the starting point at Ku'Damm or Alexanderplatz. Guests may also join the tour from any of the stops on the route. A choice of two walking tours is included with premium and deluxe tickets. Delve even further into Berlin’s fascinating past and present on one of the two following Big...

    Very informative and great way to see the city. Good value as well as could use throughout the days I was here to get around the city!

  • Berlin: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus with Boat Options

    4. Berlin: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus with Boat Options

    Discover the city at your own pace with the Berlin hop-on hop-off bus. Freely wander the city on well-equipped sightseeing buses. Explore Museum Island, amble down the Ku'Damm, the famed shopping street, and catch a glimpse of divided Berlin at Check Point Charlie. Visit the Brandenburg gate or the Reichstag with its marvelous glass dome. There are a wide variety of options, with buses traveling the entirety of the city. To get even more out of your trip to Berlin, combine your bus pass with a 24- or 48-hour hop-on hop-off boat tour ticket that you can redeem at any time. Or, add a relaxing 1-hour river cruise on the Spree to your experience. The stops for the bus tours are: Line 1 (Bus) • Alexanderplatz • Rotes Rathaus • Museum Island • Friedrichstrasse • Brandenburger Tor • Reichstag • Hauptbahnhof • Haus der Kulturen der Welt • Bellevue Palace • Siegessäule (Victory Column) • Kurfü...

    Good value for money. However it is very difficult to figure out where the bus will stop. No clear signs so it can be hard to see. And there is no info from the busdriver telling you what the next stop will be. Boat trip was good. But again it was confusing to figure out the boat time schedule.

  • Berlin: 2.5-Hour East Side Boat Cruise with Commentary

    5. Berlin: 2.5-Hour East Side Boat Cruise with Commentary

    25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall you can experience a special East Side boat cruise. Besides numerous sights in the old and new center of Berlin, you will also see the recent changes in the area surrounding the East Side Gallery. The boat cruise starts at the pier by the old stock exchange building, near the Hackesche Höfe. Relax onboard the boat as you listen to detailed information in English and German and enjoy a delicious food service. After passing by the cradle of Berlin – Mühlendamm Lock – the tour continues on past Radialsystem V, an energy forum, Berlin Ostbahnhof and the Mercedes Benz Arena. Pass under the Oberbaum Bridge into the east harbor with its many new residents including Universal Music, MTV, Coca Cola, and Label 1 and 2. You will also pass by the Badeschiff at Arena Treptow and the Molecule Man sculpture. Journey back to Berlin-Mitte and see the Nikolaivi...

    Good route that allows to see different Berlin districts. But we were confused: "Live Guide" in our case was loudspeakers, not a person who could answer questions.

  • Berlin: Reichstag with Plenary Chamber & Cupola in German

    6. Berlin: Reichstag with Plenary Chamber & Cupola in German

    Experience an exciting, varied tour in Berlin on an informative walk through the government district. Visit the plenary chamber and dome of the Reichstag building and gain insight into the history of the government district on this 45-minute walk along the River Spree. See the old government buildings as well as the modern government and parliament buildings built after 1995. See Jakob-Kaiser-Haus, Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus, and the Federal Chancellery. After the tour outside, you will pass through the security check to get into the Reichstag building. Listen to an interesting talk in the plenary chamber, and learn important information about German parliamentary history as well as interesting details about the Reichstag building itself. Find out more about the history and architecture of the building as well as the reconstruction by British architect Sir Norman Foster that transforme...

    The personal guided tour was great since our guide was so friendly & personalable!

  • Berlin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour with Live Commentary

    7. Berlin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour with Live Commentary

    Explore Berlin's top sights on a convenient hop-on hop-off tour. The complete route will take around 2 hours although you'll have the freedom to jump on or off throughout the validity of your ticket. If, for example, you start your tour at Kurfürstendamm, you will pass the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and reach KaDeWe, one of Europe’s largest shopping centers, through Tauentzienstraße. Next you continue on to Lützowplatz and the embassy district at the Tiergarten and over to the Philarmonic and the West Berlin Kulturforum. The next stop is the historically significant Potsdamer Platz. In the 1930s, it was one of the most public squares in Berlin. After the Second World War, this was no man’s land, where the Berlin Wall divided the city. Today, seeing the vibrant life and the newly erected towers reminiscent of New York’s urban canyons, you will hardly believe that for years there was...

    Our guide had amazing energy and catered to everyone’s languages on the bus (english, german, italian). Staff was very friendly. The whole tour was about 2 hours.

  • Berlin WelcomeCard: Discounts & Transport Berlin Zones (ABC)

    8. Berlin WelcomeCard: Discounts & Transport Berlin Zones (ABC)

    The Berlin WelcomeCard, available as 48-hours, 72-hours, 4-day, 5-day, or 6-day option, offers a great, cost-effective means to explore the city in-depth. Travel on public transport in fare zones Berlin ABC and receive exclusive discounts of up to 50% with many participating partners. Whether you're taking a city tour or visiting a museum, theater, or restaurant, when you use the Berlin WelcomeCard, you can see all Berlin has to offer at an amazing price. You'll also receive a pocket-size travel guide with lots of tour suggestions and insider tips. Each WelcomeCard includes free transport for up to 3 children between 6 and 14 years old. Children under the age of 6 generally travel for free. Enjoy discounted rates for the following activities and attractions: • Sightseeing tours • Guided city tours • Bike tours • Boat rides • Various attractions • Museums • Theater/stage performances •...

    It was extremely easy to load and pay the Welcome Card from internet. Totally it took les than two minutes and I had a printed document in my hands. Excellent!

  • Berlin: City Highlights Bike Tour

    9. Berlin: City Highlights Bike Tour

    Cycle through Berlin’s lively city blocks on a bike tour with an expert guide cycling by your side. Learn about the city’s vibrant culture, see important historical sites and famous monuments, and discover hidden gems loved by locals. Meet your guide, pick your bike, and set off to discover the German capital. Peddle alongside the River Spree, make your way over to the picturesque Museum Island, and marvel at the magnificent green domes of Berlin’s Cathedral. Cross the iconic Brandenburger Gate, peddle past the Reichstag, and take in the lush scenery of the Tiergarten’s green spaces and its majestic Victory Column. Here you can take a moment to commemorate WWII victims as you overlook the Holocaust Memorial. Admire the beautiful architectural ensemble at Gendarmenmarkt square and continue towards the notorious Checkpoint Charlie. Learn about the historical site and get a chance to see...

  • Berlin: Private City Highlights Bike Tour

    10. Berlin: Private City Highlights Bike Tour

    Cycle through Berlin’s lively city blocks on a bike tour with a private guide cycling by your side. Learn about the city’s vibrant culture, see important historical sites and famous monuments, and discover hidden gems loved by locals. Meet your guide, pick your bike, and set off to discover the German capital. Peddle alongside the River Spree, make your way over to the picturesque Museum Island, and marvel at the magnificent green domes of Berlin’s Cathedral. Cross the iconic Brandenburger Gate, peddle past the Reichstag, and take in the lush scenery of the Tiergarten’s green spaces and its majestic Victory Column. Here you can take a moment to commemorate WWII victims as you overlook the Holocaust Memorial. Admire the beautiful architectural ensemble at Gendarmenmarkt square and continue towards the notorious Checkpoint Charlie. Learn about the historical site and get a chance to see...

Planning Your Visit

  • Visit the Dome

    The Reichstag's famous glass dome offers one of the most spectacular views over Berlin. Admission itself is free, but you must register ahead of time on the Reichstag website – don't miss out! The building is open every day from 8am till midnight, but the last entry is at 10pm.

  • Take a free tour

    For those who want to delve deeper into the Reichstag's rich past, get all the facts and learn all about the building's place within German history, there are tours for visitors. However, demand is high and places go fast, so make sure you book online well ahead of your visit.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Everyday except December 24th. There is sometimes scheduled building work , so check opening hours online.
  • Is it expensive?
    Free
  • Will I need a guide?
    If you'd like to get a real impression of the scale of the Reichstag's history, yes! There are tours of the Reichstag itself combined with the government quarter in Berlin].
  • How to get there
    Easily accessible via Berlin's train system. Closest stop is on the S-Bahn: Berlin Brandenburger Tor
  • Additional information

    • Make sure you have government-issued ID to show when entering the Reichstag - this is necessary in conjunction with your online booking.

    • You must get there 30 minutes or so before your scheduled visit in order to go through security checks.

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What people are saying about Reichstag

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 22,459 reviews

Our guide was lovely. Very easy to understand, had great knowledge of the city and its history and was happy to chat and answer questions during the tour. Great mix of fun anecdotes and historical facts.

Very good guidance and explanations. Very entertaining, I can only recommend it to everyone. The event in the plenary hall was not so good. Since we had promised more of, or other ideas.

Georgia was a very knowledgeable and personable tour guide who gave wonderful nuance and depth to her tour.

I found out lots of interesting information and enjoyed the walking tour a lot.

It was value for time and money. Easy to locate meeting point and tour guide