The Bundestag (German pronunciation: [ˈbʊndəstaːk] (listen), "Federal Diet") is the German federal parliament. It is the only federal representative body that is directly elected by the German people. It is comparable to the United States House of Representatives or the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. The Bundestag was established by Title III of the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany (German: Grundgesetz, pronounced [ˈɡʁʊntɡəˌzɛt͡s] (listen)) in 1949 as one of the legislative bodies of Germany and thus it is the historical successor to the earlier Reichstag.
The members of the Bundestag are representatives of the German people as a whole, are not bound by any orders or instructions and are only accountable to their electorate. The minimum legal number of members of the Bundestag (German: Mitglieder des Bundestages) is 598; however, due to the system of overhang and leveling seats the current 20th Bundestag has a total of 736 members, making it the largest Bundestag to date.
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Gurvinder Singh Ahuja | Feb 16, 2018
The most memorable place for me in Berlin. I think the best time to visit is the slot just before Sunset. That way, you can experience the views in daylight and then with the lights. The security is excellent and staff is very professional. The audio guide is very good too. The glass dome is designed excellently, and brings out its intention as a symbol of transparency in democracy very well. Entry is free, but one needs to register for a spot beforehand. Registration can be done very easily, either physically or online. You will be required to carry and show your Passport.
Nataliya Nat | Feb 8, 2018
To enter you need to make a registration online with your data 2 weeks before entry. But if you wanna enter faster, you can go to the coffee place. You also need a registration. In addition you need a reservation. Nice German breakfast. Reasonable choice and reasonable prices for the place. 1 type of break fast 15-20€, espresso 3,5€.
Ahmet Bulent Zorlu | Feb 8, 2018
A must see for Berlin visit. You should get on the top of building and see the glass dome. In order get in you need to get a reservation beforehand online. You can also go to the reservation center right across the street and get a reservation for the next day if you are lucky. For best view visit just before the sunset. This way you can see the city in daylight and watch the beautiful sunset.
Nick M Duffy | Jan 25, 2018
Highly recommend a visit to the dome - you have to book in advance and go through airport-style security scanners but it’s completely free, with a free multi-lingual audio guide that explains some of the history of the Parliament and city. Great views across Berlin. Sadly there were no English-language guided tours of Parliament itself running when I visited, but do check in advance.
Ralph Castellanos | Jan 8, 2018
MUST READ: Make an online reservation before you go. There is no charge to get in but if you do not make a reservation before arriving, you will have to make one across the street and you will wait at least an hour to get in. When you enter at your reservation time, expect AIRPORT style security. You may only enter the dome if you make a reservation across the street. You may make a reservation to see the inside of the actual building on a guided tour, not just the dome, but you MUST do it online. I am not sure if there is a charge for the guided tour. We only saw the inside of the dome because we learned all this information when we arrived and asked questions. The dome is about an 1-2 hour experience. It's inside and outside, so dress warm. You get an audio recorded guide as you walk up the dome. You can see all of Berlin from the dome. Once you arrive at the domes platform there is a counter with information about and images about the building dating back to the late 1800's. I was an excellent experience. I would go again. It's open until 12am on most nights. The night experience is awesome, and probably less crowed, but it is cold.
Sriram JA | Mar 14, 2018
You must have an appointment in order to enter the building. I scheduled mine for 8 pm on Thursday. I went 20 minutes early, i had to show the PDF that had the confirmation for appointment in my phone. I went through the security check and then escorted by a person into the building. Take the audio guide, what i found cool is the audio synced to where i am at. There are magnetic strips in the path towards the top of building. So, it is a really good audio tour. Other than the views from the top and also information through the audio guide, it was a pleasant and informative experience.
Fábio Silva | Mar 22, 2018
Disappointing... So many of the tour guide apps recommended going to Reichstag because it was supposed to be the pinnacle of German architecture, which made me super curious about it, but all we can see from the building is the glass and mirror dome in the top. You have to register to go there, which is perfectly fine, even the security check doesn't make me lift my eyebrows but they don't show any of the structures inside. We are given a audio device that only talks about the buildings around it. They could give a small tour inside of 15min just to see a tiny bit of it and it would make the tour considerably better. Considerably
Fernando Garci-Crespo | Apr 2, 2018
An absolutely juxtaposition of 19th century and 21st architecture. The initial structure was built in the late 1800s and heavily damaged by the National Socialists in 1933. It wasn’t fully restored until the German Reunification in the 1990s. It’s renovation included exemplary glass work and modern interiors. Definitely worth the visit. Though it is a surprisingly small parliamentary building for a major nation like Germany.
Andrew Sayers | Apr 14, 2018
Astonishing construction. I wish I'd had the time to go inside. I think back to history lessons in school and it all links back!! It wasn't a great day but still a good experience. Other major attractions are within a few minutes such as the Brandenburg Gate and Holocaust memorial. The majority of the Embassy's are located within the area. I found this quite interesting also. It's well worth jumping on the local bus tour as it takes you to the major tourist attractions such as the space needle, Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, parliament, Berlin wall and Check Point Charlie. 20€ on and off the bus experience.
Dirk Trossen | Apr 15, 2018
Beautiful building with amazing views. It was absolutely worth and the weather played around really well. We even went a little earlier than expected since the traffic was rather low on a Sunday evening. A real must for Berlin!
KaKa B | May 29, 2018
Was just so much to see/take in here. Was on tour bus taking lot of pics and video now added to this review. Massive magnificent looking building from outside I was not inside unfortunately this visit. Surrounding grounds/lawn are immaculately kept. Atmosphere was great and very busy indeed. Lot of walking one place to another here so if any difficulties I'd plan ahead to make sure your comfortable and able to see what you wish around here. X
ime ne | Jun 6, 2018
I love it 😍 if you have a chance to visit berlin you have to go there. if you are intrested i'm advising you to book your visit via internet so you will not loses at least 2 hours to register in front of the Reichtag Building. one more thing, i think its better to book your vist during the day so you can see monuments and buildings that the voice record is talking about. زيارة ثمينة جدا الى مبنى الرايخ، الدخول مجاني، ويجب التسجيل المسبق، لم اكن اعرف هذا قبل سفري، اضطررت للتسجيل امام المبنى وانتظرت في طابور لمدة ساعتين، لذا من الافضل ان تسجل عبر النت قبل سفرك كي تربح ساعتين من وقتك. الزيارة تستحق عناء الانتظار، العمال مهذبون وبشوشون، يمكنك دخول المبنى حتى السطح، يوفر لك العمال جهاز به تعليق صوتي بالانجليزية او الالمانية وكلما تحركت يوجهك ويشرح لك عن ماتراه حولك من مباني وغيرها.
Lorena Marroquín | May 28, 2018
A must-see landmark in Berlin! You must be very careful to book with enough time (up to 2 months ahead) so you can assure your visit. I personally recommend visiting within setting-sun hours so you can start the tour with daylight and finish the visit at the terrace/dome at night. This is an architectural masterpiece :)
Probir Kumar Goshwami | May 25, 2018
National Parliament building of Germany. The building is beautifully designed. Roman Architectural look really made the building amazing. There is a service to look into the building inside with certain ticket price. The good architectural view and execution speaks for German legacy and Good Architectural knowledge. There is bid open space infront of the Parliamentary building.
Tiffany Tse | Jun 28, 2018
It’s free entry but you have to book early, we did it a month in advance. Recommend going around sundown. The views are spectacular and extra stunning when the sun is setting. Audio guide is free and very informative and interesting. It’s almost a guide of all of Berlin and the guide explains all the sites you can see from the Reichstag when you walk up the spiral staircase
Chris MS | Jul 4, 2018
An impressive building for an impressive city. If you can get in, it's well worth a visit. Great views across the city and some beautiful architectural lines to admire and coo over. It's great.
rakesh ramasastri | Jul 9, 2018
This is well worth the time! A great audio guide (free) is provided. We enjoyed this very much. Allow 45minutes - 1 hour. From the Reichstag building you can walk to the Brandenburg Gate, Topography of Terror and Berlin Wall museum.
Ayushi Shah | Jun 28, 2018
Beautifully built!! You have to book your slots early to be able to choose a suitable time for yourself, preferably 1-2 days prior, however, there is no hassle. The view inside and out is beautiful, cant resist!!
Ben Englert | Jul 23, 2018
The tour of the dome is well worth your time. Be sure to book in advance on the Bundestag website (I booked a few days in advance but slots were limited by then) and bring a photo ID (we used our US driver's licenses). After you pass through security, you'll go up to the roof via elevator and you should definitely do the audio tour. It's quite straightforward but very well done, with the audio synced to your walk up a spiral walkway on the dome's perimeter (i.e., "walk a few paces more, now stop here and look to your right, where you'll see..."). You'll learn about the Reichstag history, the workings of the legislature, and the construction of the new parliament building and its dome (including the engineering and energy saving features of the building).
J kult | Jul 28, 2018
Amazing experience that I will never forget. The place open from the day time until the night time as you can see the sunset and the buildings turn on the light, look different and wonderful. The way you see the view from the rooftop is fantastic
srilakshmi sadarlapadu | Jul 17, 2018
Nice place to visit, great view on Berlin, clear audio tour, nice dome, the best is book online 1-2 weeks ahead. Then you know for sure that you go in, else you have to wait in online that can be more then 30 minutes for the same or next day. You have to take a security check, if you have glass bottles or do with you, you need to leave it back, you can get it back after the visit, go there, for kids nice too
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