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How to avoid
the lines

The dome is quite popular and space inside is limited. Consequently, lines can become tediously long, sometimes measuring an hour or two. It's best to arrive when or soon after it opens (8 a.m.) or late in the day (between 5 p.m. and its closing time, 10 p.m.)

Walk up

You reach to the top of the dome via a pair of spiral ramps. You can see them in the photo montage.

History in brief

The Reichstag was built in 1894, suffered major fire damage in 1933, and artillery bombardment in 1945. It then sat mainly unused for a half of a century until it was reconstructed in the 1990s. Today, it is one of the prime icons of Germany.

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