Gedenkort Weisse Kreuze
The Berlin Wall ran right behind the Reichstag. In 1971 a group of West Germans erected seven white crosses on the southern bank of the...
Denkmal für die im Nationalsozialismus ermordeten Sinti und Roma Europas
Inaugurated in 2012, this memorial commemorates the Sinti and Roma victims of the Holocaust and consists of a fountain with a submersed...
Mahnmal im Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus
In the basement of the Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders Haus, this installation by Ben Wagin runs along the original course of the Berlin Wall. It...
Dachgartenrestaurant Käfer im Bundestag
While politicians debate treaties and taxes in the plenary hall below, you can enjoy breakfast and hot meals with a regional bent at the...
Platz der Republik 1 · interesting places nearby
It’s been burned, bombed, rebuilt, buttressed by the Wall, wrapped in fabric and finally turned into the modern home of the German parliament by Norman Foster: the 1894 Reichstag is indeed one of Berlin’s most iconic buildings. Its most distinctive feature, the glittering glass dome, is serviced by lift and affords fabulous 360-degree city views. For guaranteed access, make free reservations online, otherwise try scoring tickets at the Reichstag Service Centre for the same or next day. Bring ID.
At the top, pick up a free auto-activated audioguide to learn about the building, landmarks and the workings of parliament while following the ramp spiralling up around the dome’s mirror-clad central cone.