Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Berlin Must See: Reichstag Building

There is so much to see in Berlin, that it can be a little overwhelming.  But something you really have to do (and it's free!) is visit and take a tour inside the Reichstag Building.  I am so glad I did a little research through blogs before we visited Berlin, because I learned that it is best to reserve your spot with a tour EARLY.  I did it months in advance.  You can follow this link to do it if you are heading to Berlin.  They need to know personal information, but I am glad we went through with it.

The Reichstag Building is full of history.  It was rebuilt after a fire in the early 1930's, then was damaged again in the War.  It's since been rebuilt (parts of the original building are still in tact) and is currently used as their active Parliament.  When you visit, they take you through hefty security because it is a government building... but once inside... it's worth it.

The views are spectacular and they do a free guided tour with ear phone through it.  You can see 360 degree views of the city and they tell you all about the history.  It's really cool!
From the outside!
 Some of the views...
The dome is huge... but it's hard to tell from this photo.

I strongly recommend taking an hour out of your day to do this!  But make sure you make your reservations really early.  They only let a certain amount of people in, and the lines for even a chance to get in were extremely long.

8 comments:

Michelle said...

Wow so pretty!

Caroline said...

Absolutely incredible! I am sure that the pictures don't even do it justice!

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

wow! the dome is soo neat!

Our Family of Four said...

How amazing!!

Olivia Souders said...

It's so cool that you were able to go inside! We didn't plan far enough in advance to make reservations, and the line to get in was INSANE. It looks like there were way less people there when you went, which is totally awesome. What a great experience!

Leslee said...

WOW! This is awesome Tracy! You were able to capture some great shots. Been enjoying my virtual European vacation through your posts :-)

Nicole Marie said...

i def want to go to berlin but when?? in the winter when it's so cold or wait till its getting warmer...but when it's warm in berlin that means beach weather in the south of spain.... ahhh my terrible problems ;)

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Wow that is so cool! Beautiful shots too! (Oh and we aren't sure where our next travels are either, somewhere warm I think though!)