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Top sights in Berlin
Few buildings can boast as rich a historical heritage as the Berlin's Reichstag, which has witnessed many of Germany's most momentous events spanning from the time of the German Empire to the present day. Here are the five most important milestones in its history.
The Reichstag's foundation stone was laid on June 29th 1884, but construction was finished ten years later. At the time, the building's eclectic architecture attracted a lot of criticism.
On November 9th 1918, the politician Philipp Scheidemann proclaimed the institution of the Weimar Republic from the Reichstag balcony. The German Empire was no more.
The Reichstag caught fire on February 27th 1933. The causes are still disputed, but Hitler seized the opportunity to consolidate the Nazis' power through the Reichstag Fire Decree.
After the fall of the Berlin Wall and the demise of the East German state, German reunification was officially celebrated at the Reichstag on October 3rd 1990.
Following extensive reconstruction, the German parliament moved back into the Reichstag on April 19th 1999. Today, the Reichstag is the second most-visited attraction in Germany.
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.
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.
- When should I visit?
- Everyday except December 24th. There is sometimes scheduled building work , so check opening hours online.
- Is it expensive?
- 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.
What people are saying about Reichstag
It was fascinating to finally see the sites I've read so much about, & seen on tv documentaries for many years. We were a group of just 4 & our guide was thoroughly well versed & passionate about the subject. He encouraged us to offer views & was able to answer any questions. I've got a basic, self taught understanding of the subject & our guide was glad to fill in the gaps & tie everything together. There's LOTS of walking! There were a couple of rest breaks, one of which was at a pleasant street cafe for refreshments. I shouldn't forget to add that Matt(?), our guide, brought along a bottle of water for us all on what was a very warm day. I wouldn't expect this to be the case if we were a group of 15 or so though!
We had a great time on our 2 hour walking tour of Berlin with our guide, Jamie. The tour covered many of the really interesting city 'sights' and it oriented us re the city layout. Jamie was engaging, inclusive and really knew his stuff. He seemed to be very interested in the subject matter and to enjoy the tour himself. His enthusiasm was contagious. Most enjoyable.
Well worth the money. Get to see all the main landmarks of Berlin whilst learning lots on the way. I recommend the walking tour, best part of the experience! You get to learn things you would of missed, such as Hitlers Bunker!
This tour was very good. A very informative and enthusiastic guide, who gave a very detailed and interesting insight into Berlin life in the 1930/40s.
Absolut tolle Tour unser Guide Tobias war lustig voller Anekdoten und dennoch ernst wenn's drauf ankam . Tolles Programm und einfach zu empfehen