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Reichstag in Berlin - Visitor's Guide


Berlin Reichstag with Glass Dome
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Reichstag - The Basics:

The Reichstag in Berlin is the traditional seat of the German Parliament. Built in 1894, the historic building was remodeled in the 1990s by British architect Sir Norman Foster. It was adorned with a modern glass dome, which offers a look into the parliamentary proceedings as well as panoramic views of the Berlin skyline.

Reichstag - Best Time to Visit:

There is almost always a line to get into the Reichstag, but don't worry, it moves fast and it's worth the wait.

The best time to visit the Reichstag is in the late afternoon or evening: The lines are usually shorter, and the view from the glass dome at sunset is spectacular.

For disabled visitors, families with small children, and visitors who have reservations for the Reichstag restaurant, there is a special entrance to the left of the building.

Reichstag - The Restaurant:

The Berlin Reichstag is the only parliamentary building in the world that features a public restaurant; Restaurant Kaefer and its roofgarden are located on the top of the Reichstag, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner at reasonable prices – breathtaking views included.

Reichstag - Opening Hours:

Daily, 8:00 a.m. - midnight
Lift to the glass dome: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Admission: Free

Reichstag Restaurant - Opening Hours:

  • Breakfast: 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
  • Lunch: noon - 2:30 p.m.
  • Coffee, tea, and cake: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 6:30 p.m. - midnight

Reichstag - Address:

Platz der Republik 1, 10557 Berlin
  • Subway Station: Unter den Linden (take S1, S2, or S25)
  • Bus Station: Unter den Linden (take Bus 100)

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