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Reichstag Building, Berlin

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The country's center of political power, Reichstag Building houses the German Parliament. This grand building, designed by architect Paul Wallot in 1894, was renovated and reopened in 1999. Its glass dome, designed by architect Norman Foster, offers panoramic views of the city and is accessible by elevator. You'll almost always encounter a long line waiting for the elevator, especially on sunny days, so plan lots of extra time when visiting this site. Once on top, enjoy 360-degree views and listen to a free audio guide about the building and the surrounding city sites. You can visit the dome and get guided tours of the building only with confirmed reservations secured well in advance. Check the website for details on registering online or in person. Work out when and for how long to visit Reichstag Building and other Berlin attractions using our handy Berlin day trip planning site.
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  • Having passed the security gates I choose to have receive an audio guide and it was really interesting. In combination with the printed guide it gave a very interesting guided tour to the Reichstag... 
    Having passed the security gates I choose to have receive an audio guide and it was really interesting. In combination with the printed guide it gave a very interesting guided tour to the Reichstag...  more »
  • It was a very good experience to listen to the stories of the city with both the view and the free audioguide 
    It was a very good experience to listen to the stories of the city with both the view and the free audioguide  more »
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  • If you are visiting Berlin and have time to spare, visiting the transparent dome of Reichstag is worth your time. Note that you cannot simply drop in to visit the parliament building and its dome. You either have to prebook a visit or queue up in the long lines outside the parliament to get entrance. Best time to visit is during sunset, when the twilight illuminates the mirrors in the dome. There is a large open area right outside the dome, on the roof of the parliament building to identify the places you have visited in Berlin.
  • The guy named Alex in the blue jacket was really friendly and knowledgeable. He answered all the questions I had about the German political system and the Reichstag. To be frank, I learnt much more from him than the tour. Nevertheless, it is definitely worth visiting!

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