Reichstag DomeFree: All time

The Reichstag building is today home to the Bundestag, the Federal German Parliament. This infamous building caught fire in 1933 – known as the Reichstag fire. The incident gave a pretext for the Nazis to suspend most basic rights provided for by the Weimar Constitution. The building has since been remodeled in the 1990’s with a modern glass dome. In it, visitors are treated to a 360-degree view of the surrounding Berlin cityscape, as well as the main hall of the parliament in its interior. Advance registration required through the website. For those who didn’t do so prior to their visit can register at the service center near the building. There’s a long line but it moves fast and the experience is worth the wait.

Address: Platz der Republik 1, 11011 Berlin
Opening hours: Daily 8am – 11pm
Direction: S1, S2, or S25 to Unter den Linden Station; Bus 100 to Unter den Linden Stop
Phone: +49 (0)30 227-32152

Photo credit: Barry Plane, Michael Fiedler, J. Miers