Guided tours of the Parliament Building take place on a regular basis. Immerse yourself in the world of Parliament with our guides as you take in the domed hall, the Council chambers and the lobby and find out about the history of the building and how Parliament works.

Individuals and groups of up to 6 people

Outside the parliamentary sessions, guided tours are offered in 4 languages (Tuesday to Saturday) generally at the following times:

​Languages​TimeDays
​German​11h30
15h00
​Wednesday and Friday
Tuesday to Saturday
​French​11h30​Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
​Italian​13h30Saturday
​English​14h00 Saturday

Reservation

Guided tours are free of charge and last a maximum of 60 minutes. There are 40 spaces on each tour.

You can make your bookings online, at the earliest three days before your scheduled visit. You will receive your ticket with all the terms and conditions per mail, immediately after completion of your reservation.

It may happen that no dates and periods (of time) with available places appear on the booking page. This means that no guided tours will be provided at least for the following three days or even longer. Please get more information visiting «days closed to the public».

We kindly ask visitors to present their ticket at the visitors’ entrance at least 20 minutes before the tour is due to begin.

Please note that all visitors aged 16 and over are required to deposit an official identity document with security (ID, passport).

Rules to follow on your visit (PDF)

 Please use the following address for any further information: parlamentsbesuche@parl.admin.ch

 

No tours are offered when Parliament is in session, but enquiries are handled Monday to Friday from 09h00–11h00 + 14h00-16h00

E-mail: parlamentsbesuche@parl.admin.ch

Phone: +41 58 322 90 22

Groups of 10 or more

Outside the parliamentary sessions, free guided tours are available in 4 languages (Tuesday to Saturday), generally at the following times:

​Days​Times
​Tuesday to Friday​9h30, 10h30, 14h00 and 16h00
​Saturday​09.30 and 10h30

Reservation

There are 40 spaces on each tour. We accept reservations no more than 6 months in advance.

Monday to Friday from 09h00–11h00 + 14h00–16h00

E-mail parlamentsbesuche@parl.admin.ch

Phone +41 58 322 90 22

As soon as we process your reservation, we will send you a confirmation letter. This will be your entrance ticket. Group leaders are requested to show up with their ticket and the full group at security staff desk (to the right of the visitors'entrance) 30 minutes before the beginning of the tour. 

No tours are offered when Parliament is in session, but enquiries are handled Monday to Friday from 09h00–11h00 + 14h00-16h00.

E-mail parlamentsbesuche@parl.admin.ch

Phone +41 58 322 90 22