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Reichstag Accessibility

  3 Star Sage AccessibilityThere is a ramp at the Reichstage on the right side of the building (southwest corner).

The Reichstag is the German parliament building and is located near the Brandenburg Gate. It has a dome on top with a good view of the city that is accessed by a long ramp to get up a couple of floors (Sage 4 Star Flatness). A visit to the inside of the building is step-free but requires making a reservation 2 or 3 weeks in advance. The ramped entrance to the building is on the right if you are facing the front of it (southwest corner). 

Learn about our Berlin accessible trip planning servicesThe ramp has a slight slope (4 Star Sage Flatness).

Is there an accessible entrance? Yes, there is an alternative entrance with a ramp on the southwest corner of the building. If you are looking at the front of the building, it will be to your right.The dome on the top of the Reichstag can be visited any time. A guided tour of the interior of the building requires a reservation 2 or 3 weeks in advance.

Is the door push/pull, revolving, automated by a button, or motion activated? Door is automated by security located just inside the door.

Where is the closest place that cars/taxis can drop-off people? On Scheidemannstrasse street located to south of the building The inside of the dome has two intertwined ramps to go up and come down (4 Star Sage Flatness but long ramps). There are flat areas to rest along the way.

Are there cobblestones or hills leading to the entrance? No cobblestones or hills

What percentage of the attraction can be viewed without having to go up steps? 100%

Which parts are not accessible? None. Although getting to the top of the dome requires ascending a spiral ramp that goes up a couple of floors. There are flat areas to rest along the way.

Are there loaner wheelchairs? Yes. Must leave ID card at entrance.

Is there an accessible bathroom? Yes
Is the door wide enough for a wheelchair? Yes
Are there grab bars? Yes
Is there a space to position a wheelchair next to the toilet? Yes

Are there guided tours that don’t have to go up stepsYes. Guided tours are step-free. All guided tours need to be reserved 2 or 3 weeks in advance.

Does advance notice need to be given for…
…handicapped parking? No
…opening of an accessible entrance? No
…loaner wheelchairs? No
…accessible tours? Yes

Is there a discount for someone with a disability and/or their companion? Free for all

Address: Platz der Republik 1, 11011 Berlin, Germany
Telephone: 49 (0)30 227 32 684

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