If you are new to the city and you want to get an overview this tour will suit you well. At the same time you get an inside view because your guide is a local!
For everyone who is in Berlin for the first time. Get an overview of the highlights and discover Berlin off the beaten tourist track.
TOP 2,5h-Tour through Berlin's new center - ideal for all who don't have too much time but want to see a lot and especially want to try out the Segway!
Get to know Berlin and its best sides on our compact and indispensable introduction tour.
This tour is just right for you if you have little time but want to see and know a lot about Berlin.
Come with us on a discovery walk through the parliament and government quarter - with a visit to the glass dome if you wish.
Experience the historical highlights of Berlin combined with a visit to the two most beautiful Christmas markets in the city centre.
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Enjoy our bike tour through Berlin as you retrace the path of the Cold War: the Berlin Wall. Cycling to Checkpoint Charlie and other Berlin Wall monuments.
Explore Berlin's historic heart on this biking tour. Ride through the Brandenburg Gate to the Reichstag. Almost 800 years of history on a tour of Berlin.
On this walk you will follow our city guide through almost 800 years of Berlin history. A colourful mix of past and present.
Where once the Wall divided Berlin, huge building plots were created after its fall: Today, the government quarter, central station and Potsdamer Platz are located here.
During our Berlin tour through the government district, we discover old and new government quarters, real Wall history and highlights like the Brandenburger Tor
A guided tour through the government quarter and up to the famous glass dome of the government-building, the Reichstag.
Feel the heart of Berlin on a two-hour Segway tour along the most popular sights. On the way you listen to exciting background information.
The German Bundestag and the glass dome can be visited all year round. The only exception is 24 December. The Reichstag is open daily between 8.00 and 24.00 hours. The last admission will be granted at 22.00 hrs. Admission to this important building of German history is free of charge. Visitors must register in advance. When booking a guided tour, the guide takes care of the registration of the guests. For the tour on your own initiative an online registration is possible. The best time to visit the government building is in the morning. Long lines are to be expected, especially at the weekends. Anyone wishing to attend a sitting in the Chamber must come between 13.00 - 16.00 on Wednesdays, between 9.00 - 22.00 on Thursdays or between 9.00 - 14.00 on Fridays. A written registration is also required for this.
Tickets for the German Bundestag are free. Especially for pupils, school classes and groups a guided tour through the Bundestag is worthwhile. On tours through the building you will experience the work of the parliament and see Berlin's history come alive. The Reichstag tours also take in the government quarter, the Chancellery and the Brandenburg Gate. There is no personal registration for guided groups. However, a valid identity card is mandatory!
You should plan at least two hours for the visit of the Reichstag. Anyone planning to attend a meeting in the Chamber or visit an exhibition should allow sufficient time. Popular works of art are the "Archive of the German Deputies" in the basement of the Reichstag. A refreshing drink in the "Käfer" restaurant is considered a successful conclusion to the Reichstag visit. For the view from the dome over the capital, plan at least one hour.
A spontaneous visit to the Reichstag is possible, but with some obstacles. Be prepared for long waiting periods without an appointment. To register on site, please contact the service office. You will find it next to the Berlin-Pavillon on the southern side of Scheidemannstraße. If there are still remaining seats available, you will receive a "ticket". If all places are already taken, you will not receive access authorization. If you want to visit the German Bundestag in any case, book a guided tour or use the online form of the Bundestag for registration.
Queuing in front of the Reichstag building is preprogrammed. That's why in the capital city they say "The early bird catches the worm"! In the morning at 8.00 am the waiting time is much shorter than at noon. Then you have to reckon with up to two hours waiting in line. Families with children (small children with prams) or persons with disabilities have preferential admission. A separate entrance is available for them. The controls on entry, but no one can spare themselves.
The Reichstag is centrally located in the historic district of Berlin-Mitte, on Platz der Republik. The fastest way to the Reichstag is by bus, underground or on foot. The connection to the Berlin public transport system and several lines of the Hop on Hop off buses is ideal. It takes about 10 minutes on foot from the Brandenburg Gate to the Reichstag building. Especially recommended is to take the bus line 100 from Alexanderplatz. By bus you will travel along many historical and modern sights and get off at Republic Square.
Paul Wallot, the architect of the Reichstag, did not have an easy time building the parliament building. After the foundation stone was laid in 1884, the building was finally completed in 1894 - despite criticism from Kaiser Wilhelm. From now on the Reichstag will be the scene of important events in German history. In November the Weimar Republic is proclaimed from the balcony here, in 1933 the Reichstag fire destroys large parts of the building and after the victory over Germany in World War II the government building no longer plays a significant role for the time being. Nevertheless, reconstruction followed and not much later the decision that the parliament would return to Berlin. 1999 is the time - the German Bundestag meets again in the Reichstag. Explore this highlight on your tour through the building:
One of the highlights of a visit to the Reichstag is the imposing glass dome. With the adjoining roof terrace and the Käfer restaurant, it is now one of the city's landmarks. From the roof terrace you can enjoy a great view over many of Berlin's sights. Tickets only for the dome are not available.
The absolute highlight during the visit to the Berlin Reichstag: Watching how politics is done. Whoever wants to know how politics is made has the opportunity to participate in a plenary session. From the visitors' gallery, you will be looking very closely over the shoulders of the members of the Bundestag. Have you ever taken part in one of the heated discussions?
The "Archive of the German Members of Parliament" is an impressive and at the same time one of the most controversial works within the Reichstag building. It was designed by the French artist Christian Boltanski. The names and periods of government of all elected representatives were stuck on metal boxes. In the years from 1933 to 1945, a single black box represents the "black years" of German history, the time of the Nazis.
Since the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961, an alarming number of people have died trying to cross the borders. The murdered are commemorated in the Reichstag in the form of a memorial. The deaths are listed on wall segments with the respective year of death. An important sign of remembrance of all the victims and their families who suffered under the GDR dictatorship until 1990.
In the Bundestag, various artists take turns in presenting their work. In the Schadow-Haus, which belongs to the Bundestag, various exhibitions are shown. In addition to the big names of the art scene, young up-and-coming talents are often given space for their works. An absolute eye-catcher for art fans. The entrance is free of charge.
Right next to the dome, on the roof of the Reichstag building, you will find the Käfer restaurant. Why not combine a visit to the dome with a piece of cake and a delicious cup of coffee in the sun? In addition to dinner offers, the restaurant also offers cheaper breakfast and lunch.