Where : Reichstag Building
Discovering Reichstag Building, Berlin
We tried to spontaneously visit Reichstag during a spring afternoon on spring, but it was not possible. In order to visit the Reichstag, we needed to subscribe earlier in the morning (or even longer in advance). Also, they require photo ID for your visit, in our case they asked for our passports. We enrolled in a small office across the street from the building, beside a king of snack bar. Since it was too late to visit that afternoon, we decided to enrol in advance! The good thing you don’t need to pay, it's totally FREE to visit !!
The next day, we simply needed to show up at the front of the Reichstag building at the time they indicated. There was a little security check point and we were off inside. A small but important observation, but it’s really well organized in general. We arrived 8am and we got in line following everyone.
The Reichstag is a rare building which survived World War II. It got a rebirth as a symbol of the “New Berlin” after bombings and fire.
Once at the top of the building, they give you a multimedia audio package. What's really cool about it, the audio kicks in automatically as you cross specific checkpoints. So it's super accurate ! We took a few hours to visit around, because we found it really interesting. There is lots of information inside and bonus, really beautiful views of the city.
Do we recommend ?
Yes. Did we mention it was FREE !? lol. Also, it's one of the most important icons of Berlin and it’s really interesting structure and views.
Serge: 5 Eli: 5 / (out of 5)
Spending more time in Berlin ? Come back to see more attractions as we move across the city !
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Topography of Terror is both an indoor and outdoor museum