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Reichstag Building

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TripExpert Score based on reviews in 8 publications
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8 expert recommendations

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Afar Magazine

Built by Kaiser Wilhelm I in the late 19th century as a gesture to parliamentarians, Berlin's famed Reichstag came into its own during the Weimar era—Germany’s first attempt at democracy.... Full review →

Now here’s your mission, if you choose to accept it.
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Condé Nast Traveler Tick Editor's Pick

Intended to symbolize a new, democratic Germany, its stroke of genius is to let light into a building famous for its negative associations. Full review →

Admission is free but register in advance to avoid long wait times.
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Fodor's Tick Choice

British architect Sir Norman Foster lightened up the gray monolith with a glass dome, which quickly became one of the city's main attractions. Full review →

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Frommer's 34

Today, the Reichstag is back and is once again the home of the country's parliament in the wake of the collapse of the Berlin Wall and subsequent reunification in 1990. Full review →

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Let's Go

The Reichstag serves as the German parliament building. In an attempt to hold politicians and citizens alike to a standard of “openness,” the top of the grand building is a 1200-ton glass... Full review →

Visitors can trek around the roof terrace while avoiding the solar panels that make the Reichstag the world’s only zero-emission congress.
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Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

The Reichstag will likely give you more flashbacks to high-school history than any other Berlin landmark. Full review →

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Michelin Guide 54

The controversial "new" Reichstag has nothing in common with the old building which was riddled with bullets. The new steel and glass dome, unveiled in 1999, is a symbol of democratic transparency. Full review →

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Travel + Leisure

The Reichstag, with its transparent Norman Foster dome and top-notch collection of contemporary art... is a blessing upon the urban grid. Full review →

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