The Reichstag

The Reichstag

The Reichstag (Reichstagsgebäude) was built in 1894 and served as the seat of the German Empire’s Imperial Diet until 1933, when it was destroyed by fire. It was not utilised again until after Germany’s reunification, when it underwent a 10-year refurbishment before becoming the German Parliament’s home in 1999.

The new dome, the Kuppel, composed of glass and affording spectacular views of the surrounding city, especially at night from the Rooftop Restaurant, is a highlight of this remarkable renovation.

 

Note that admission to the Dome and Terrace is ticketed, and owing to high demand, tickets should be obtained in advance (registration is available on the day, but expect a two- or three-hour wait). Audio guides in English are available for free.