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Reichstag

Torched by Hitler, bombed by Britain and stormed by the Russians, the seat of German power has risen again as a symbol of a united and progressive Germany.

The Reichstag is one of Berlin’s most historic landmarks. Completed in 1894 following the establishment of the German Reich, the neo-Renaissance building’s role as the home of German Parliament was short-lived. In the 1930s, Adolf Hitler blamed a devastating fire in the Reichstag on a group of Communists and radicals, a pivotal moment in his journey towards total control. The building sat largely unused for the next 60 years. It wasn't until reunification that this grand piece of real estate was cleaned up, boldly redesigned and reinstated as Germany’s main seat of power.

Situated next to the Brandenburg Gate and facing the Tiergarten, it’s impossible to miss the commanding presence of the Reichstag building, which today stands as a symbol of Berlin's bright future. The futuristic, clear dome at the top was designed by Norman Foster and symbolizes Germany's political shift from tyranny to transparency. Open to the public, the dome is a reminder that the people “are above” the politicians that sit below. Rising up through the dome is a massive cone-shaped structure with mirrors that reflect light throughout the dome.

Collect a free audio guide and listen to the fascinating story of the building’s turbulent history and reconstruction. Or, take a guided tour for deeper insight into the way the reborn building seamlessly fuses art, futuristic architecture and ecologically sound principles. The building solemnly honors its past, too, by incorporating war-shattered walls and the graffiti left by victorious Soviet soldiers.

Admission to the building and the dome is free, but you need to register in advance. The last admission isn't until 10 p.m., so be sure to take in the views of Berlin lit up at night. The Reichstag also features a rooftop restaurant, but bookings are recommended.

Located in central Berlin, the Reichstag is easily accessible by tram, train and underground.

Popular Activities at Reichstag Building

Make the most of your time at Reichstag Building. Here is a list of the best things to do:

Private Third-Reich Walking Tour is one of the best activities available for purchase here.

For many more things to do, have a look at our Berlin things to do page.


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Hotel Berlin, Berlin ¥8,635
Hotel Berlin, Berlin

Hotel Berlin, Berlin

Lützowplatz 17, Berlin, BE
     
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Mitte, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Potsdamer Platz, Brandenburg Gate, and Reichstag Building. Checkpoint Charlie Museum and Galeries Lafayette are also within 3 mi (5 km). Nollendorfplatz U-Bahn is 8 minutes by foot and Wittenbergplatz U-Bahn is 10 minutes.

    Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt ¥10,716
    Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt

    Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt

    Ella-Trebe-Straße 5, Berlin, BE
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Mitte, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of German Chancellery and Reichstag Building. Brandenburg Gate and Friedrichstrasse are also within 1 mi (2 km). Berlin Central U-Bahn and Central S-Bahn are within a 5-minute walk.

      Hotel Adlon Kempinski ¥23,218
      Hotel Adlon Kempinski

      Hotel Adlon Kempinski

      Unter Den Linden 77, Berlin, BE
         
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Mitte, this luxury hotel is steps from Madame Tussauds and Brandenburg Gate. Potsdamer Platz is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) away. Brandenburger Gate S-Bahn and Brandenburger Gate Station are within a 2-minute walk.

        The Westin Grand, Berlin ¥13,782
        The Westin Grand, Berlin

        The Westin Grand, Berlin

        Friedrichstr. 158-164, Berlin, BE
           
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Mitte, this luxury hotel is steps from Friedrichstrasse, Komische Oper Berlin, and Galeries Lafayette. French Cathedral and Brandenburg Gate are also within 15 minutes. Franzosische Street U-Bahn is only a 2-minute walk and Friedrichstrasse U-Bahn is 6 minutes.

          IntercityHotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof ¥8,412
          IntercityHotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof

          IntercityHotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof

          Katharina Paulus Strasse 5, Berlin, BE
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Mitte, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of German Chancellery and Reichstag Building. Brandenburg Gate and Friedrichstrasse are also within 1 mi (2 km). Berlin Central U-Bahn and Central S-Bahn are within a 5-minute walk.

            Cityhostel Berlin Mitte ¥4,498
            Cityhostel Berlin Mitte

            Cityhostel Berlin Mitte

            Glinkastr. 5-7, Berlin, Berlin
               
              2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Mitte, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Friedrichstrasse, Checkpoint Charlie, and Checkpoint Charlie Museum. Gendarmenmarkt and Mall of Berlin are also within 10 minutes. Mohrenstrasse U-Bahn and City Center U-Bahn are within a 5-minute walk.

              Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz ¥8,410
              Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz

              Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz

              Gabriele Tergit Promenade 19, Berlin, BE
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Mitte, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from German Spy Museum Berlin. Mendelssohn Bartholdy Park U-Bahn is only a 2-minute walk and Gleisdreieck U-Bahn is 6 minutes.

                Grand Hyatt Berlin ¥14,195
                Grand Hyatt Berlin

                Grand Hyatt Berlin

                Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 2, Berlin, BE
                   
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Mitte, this luxury hotel is steps from Berlinale Palast and Sony Center. Potsdamer Platz and Berliner Philharmonie are also within 10 minutes. Potsdamer Place U-Bahn is 7 minutes by foot and Mendelssohn Bartholdy Park U-Bahn is 8 minutes.