Guided tour of the government district to the Reichstag

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  • 75 min

You can expect an entertaining, German-language tour (approx. 75 minutes) in the government district. Hear many exciting stories about political Berlin. An expert guide shows surprising places around the Reichstag and the Chancellery. The imposing buildings of the German Bundestag characterize the cityscape on the banks of the Spree. There is much to discover in the Parliament Quarter. There are great photo opportunities on the way to the Reichstag building. Interesting sights on the tour: ARD capital studio, parliament building, former presidential palace of the Reichstag, memorial for the dead of the Wall, Berlin Wall, federal press conference, art in space and the Federal Chancellery. Look forward to an entertaining tour and a little journey through time. Would you like to visit the Reichstag afterwards? You will receive information and instructions for registration by email. Admission to the Reichstag is not part of the tour. Visit and admission only with an invitation from the Bundestag or the restaurant.

Itinerary Details

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our meeting point for the tour in the government district, before and after our tour we recommend a visit to this free, interactive museum with many important future topics such as climate, living, nutrition and technology.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Parlament der Baume gegen Krieg und Gewalt

Action artist Ben Wagin built the Parliament of Trees in 1990 as a memorial to the victims of the Berlin Wall and made an important contribution to remembrance. We try to introduce this place on our guided tour.

Duration: 2 minutes

Pass By: Spreebogenpark

Right at the beginning of our tour we see this park. Between the Spree, the Chancellery, the Paul-Löbe-Haus, the Swiss Embassy and the day-care center of the Bundestag, the Spreebogenpark with a waterfront promenade and wide meadows has become a popular green space. From there there are great views of the Victory Column, Zoofenster, Sony Center and TV Tower.

Pass By: Bundeskanzleramt

Along with the Reichstag, the Federal Chancellery is one of the most well-known buildings in Berlin's new center. It is part of the bond of covenant. Renowned architects planned the government and parliament quarters around the Reichstag. Chancellor Angela Merkel has governed the Federal Republic of Germany from there since 2005.

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The parliament building is located in the government district. The building houses the scientific services of the German Bundestag, including the parliamentary library. The hearing room (including investigative committees) is the second largest room in the German Bundestag, after the plenary hall in the Reichstag.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Paul-Lobe-Haus

For the elected representatives, the Paul-Löbe-Haus is one of the most important buildings in Berlin's government district. During the session weeks, the 21 meeting rooms are used by the committees every day. The building contains 1700 rooms including offices for MPs and for the committee secretariats.

Duration: 10 minutes

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The house is the largest building complex of the Bundestag and houses various offices of the Bundestag. Some older buildings have been incorporated into the complex. Including the former Reichstag President's Palace.

Duration: 5 minutes

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The ARD Capital Studio was opened at the same time as the federal government moved from Bonn to Berlin in 1999. About 70 journalists work there and produce reports about political Berlin.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Reichstag Building

The Reichstag building is the seat of the German Bundestag. In addition to the plenary hall, the roof terrace and dome can also be visited. The visit can take place, for example, after our tour of the government district. Registration is individual.

Duration: 10 minutes
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