Visit the Bundesrat Vis­it a ple­nary ses­sion


Photo: Bundesrat Visitor Service
  • Lecture explaining the Bundesrat’s work
  • Introduction to the agenda
  • Experience the plenary session from the visitors’ gallery for c. 45 minutes

Total length of visit: c. 90 minutes


Bundesrat plenary sessions are generally held every three to four weeks (link to session calendar - in German).

Number of participants

Individuals or groups can book a visit to a plenary session (a maximum of 50 people per visit; school classes from 10th grade (age 15/16) only).


Visits of the plenary sessions are offered in German only. Visitors attending a plenary session are requested to dress appropriately.

Book a visit

If you would like to visit the plenary session, you will need to book in advance with the visitor service. There is often a waiting list of several months to attend a plenary session.

Roughly 3 weeks before the visit, you will be informed of the exact time-slot allocated for your visit. Unfortunately it is not possible to schedule visits to the plenary session to coincide with debates on particular points on the agenda.

Visits to the plenary session are not suitable for children under 14.

Visitors are required to supply personal data.

Please use the online form to book a visit.

Contact visitor service

- Besucherdienst -

11055 Berlin

workPhone:  +49 (0)30 18 9100-179, -180, -181 faxFax:  +49 (0)30 18 9100-188