Registering to visit the dome of the Reichstag Building
The dome and roof terrace of the Reichstag Building are a popular tourist magnet.
© German Bundestag/Neuhauser
The roof terrace and dome of the Reichstag Building can be visited by members of the public, and offer spectacular views of the parliamentary and government district and Berlin’s sights.
Admission is free; advance registration required.
- Daily from 8.00 to 24.00 hrs
- Every quarter of an hour
- Last admission: 21.45 hrs
The rooftop terrace and the dome are closed all day on 24 December and from 16.00 hrs onwards on 31 December. The dome will be closed to visitors from 9 to 13 April, from 16 to 20 July, from 17 to 21 September and from 22 to 26 October 2018 to allow cleaning and maintenance work to be carried out. The roof terrace can still be visited when the dome is closed. Due to the 27th Annual Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE PA), the Reichstag Building, roof terrace and dome will be closed from 7 to 11 July 2018.
For information about additional closures of the dome, please contact the Visitors' Service by telephone on +49 30/227-32152 or +49/30 227-35908 during the following hours: Monday 9.00 to 15.00 hrs, Tuesday to Thursday 9.00 to 16.00 hrs, Friday 9.00 to 13.30 hrs.
Audioguide to the dome of the Reichstag Building
In the course of 20 minutes, your personal guide to the dome will share with you all the most important facts about the Reichstag Building and its surroundings, the German Bundestag, the work of Parliament, and the sights you can see during your 230-metre-long ascent and descent.The easy-to-use audioguides, which you can obtain on the roof terrace, are available in eleven languages: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Dutch and Chinese. Special audioguides will also be available for children, for people with disabilities and in easy language.
The audioguide is not available when the dome is closed.
Requests can only be submitted together with a complete list of participants (naming all members of your group). Without an accurate and complete list of participants, the Visitors’ Service cannot process your request. The following information is required for each person: surname, first name and date of birth.
We regret that it is not possible to register by telephone.
Information for visitors who have not booked in advance
If you would like to visit the dome but have not booked in advance, you can register to do so at the service centre run by the Visitors’ Service near the Reichstag Building, next to the Berlin Pavilion on the south side of Scheidemannstraße. If any free places are still available, you will be issued a booking confirmation entitling you to visit the dome; please note that this must be issued a minimum of two hours before the time of your visit. You can also register to visit the dome in the following two days. The service centre does not accept bookings for visits more than two days in advance.
Important: To book your visit to the dome, you will need to provide the following information at the service centre: your last name, first name and date of birth. When registering in person at the service centre, you must also show official photo identification (e.g. passport, national ID card, driver’s licence, student or school pupil ID). Please ensure you bring the original, as copies of identification documents are not accepted.
The booking confirmation is issued to you personally and is non-transferable. You will be asked for proof of identity both upon registration and at the main entrance for visitors.
The Service Centre is open from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs daily in winter (1 November - 31 March) and from 8.00 to 20.00 hrs daily in summer (1 April - 31 October).
The rooftop restaurant
The rooftop restaurant east of the dome is open daily from 09.00 to 16.30 hrs and from 18.30 hrs to midnight. Visitors who have already reserved a table can reach the rooftop restaurant via the entrance below and to the right of the West Portal (West C). Tables can be reserved by calling +49 (0)30 226-29933 or sending an email to: email@example.com.