1. You’ll need to register in advance to take part in a guided tour, and registration is only possible through the German Bundestag. If you want to visit the building spontaneously, it is possible to register up to 2 hours before admission at the visitor services booth near the Berlin-Pavillon. Make sure you have a form of official ID with you for registration! As visiting the Reichstag is a popular tourist activity, be there early in the day or prepare for up to 1-2 hours of waiting. Reichstag, Berlin | Photo: Reinhard Link CC-BY-SA 2.0 2. The walk up to the observation deck on top of the dome can is reasonably long and can take some time, so wear comfortable shoes and clothing! Observation Deck | Photo: Marmontel CC-BY 2.0
3. In general, you’ll be left on your own to visit the dome after a guided tour has been completed, but there are free audio guides available in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Turkish, Dutch and Chinese. There’s also a special audio-guide for children!
4. For families and disabled guests, there is a side entrance with shorter waiting times left of the main entrance. The Bundestag offers further assistance to disabled visitors through wheelchair accessible facilities, induction loops, tactile models, an audio guide for blind visitors as well as a video guide for deaf visitors of the dome.