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  • Address: Am Lustgarten 1
  • Hours: Altes Museum, New Museum, Old National Gallery, Bode Museum: Open Tue-Wed, Fri- Sun 10am - 6pm, Thu 10am - 8pm Closed Mon. Pergamon Museum - Mon-Sun 10am - 6pm.
  • Admission: 3-Day Museum Pass ticket 24 EUR or Discounted 12 EUR

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Museumsinsel (Museum Island)

Located on the northern tip of Spree Island, Berlin’s Museumsinsel (Museum Island) is an ensemble of five world-renowned museums. In 1830, King Friedrich Wilhelm III commissioned the construction of the Royal Museum - now the Altes Museum - to allow the general public to view the royal art treasures of Germany. The idea for the island was devised in 1841, when Friedrich August Stuler wanted to create a cultural center, which later became Museum Island.

Almost 70% of the buildings were destroyed during World War II, where the collections were divided between East and West Berlin. Since 1999, the museum has been the only architectural and cultural ensemble that was honored world heritage status by UNESCO.

If you can only visit one museum, The Pergamon, completed in 1930, is your best bet. This collection of museums house the Collection of Classical antiques occupying the architectural halls and sculpture wing, the Middle Eastern Museum and Museum of Islamic Art. You will also find classical sculpture and monumental architecture from Greece, Rome and Babylon.

The Bode Museum, formerly the Kaiser-Friedrich Museum added in 1904, houses an extensive collection of sculptures from the Museum of Byzantine Art as well as a coin collection.

The Altes Museum is one of the most important works of Neoclassical architecture. Its Pantheon-inspired rotunda is the focal point of the prized Antiquities Collection of Greek, Roman and Etruscan art and sculpture.

The New Museum (Neues Museum), completed in 1859, is a showcase for prehistoric and Egyptian treasures. It was reopened in 2009 after being in ruins for ten years. Its most valued piece is the bust of Nefertiti.

The Old National Gallery (Alte Nationalgalerie), completed in 1876, features works of Classicism, Romanticism, the Biedermeier era, Impressionism and early Modernism.

Renovation continues across all museums.

Practical Info

Within walking distance of the U2 Subway and the S5, S7, S75 Trains.

Tours & Tickets

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Berlin City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 814 Reviews

Berlin hop-on hop-off tour allows you to hop-on and off as many times as you like aboard open top double decker buses. There are 18 stops around Berlin, ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 2-Day

From USD $27.39

Berlin Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 378 Reviews

There's no better way to see the sights and learn the history of Berlin than by joining a bike tour! You get to have fun and socialize, have some exercise and ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $31.96

Berlin Pass

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 63 Reviews

See all of Berlin with the Berlin Sightseeing Pass! For either two or three consecutive days (your choice), the Berlin Pass offers you great value and ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: Flexible

From USD $105.01

Private Tour: Berlin City Highlights

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Experience Berlin’s highlights on this 3-hour private tour with an expert guide. Visit top Berlin attractions including Alexanderplatz, Potsdamer Platz, ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.57

Berlin Evening Cruise

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 88 Reviews

Experience the magic of Berlin on an evening cruise through the city's waterways. As you glide along the River Spree, you'll pass all the main sights such as ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $26.25

Small-Group Berlin Segway Tour

3 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

Explore Berlin on this 1.5- or 2.5 to 3-hour (depending on option selected) guided Segway tour. Cruise through Berlin in a small-group and admire the reunited ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.20

Berlin Sightseeing Cruise on the River Spree

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 83 Reviews

Take a cruise on the River Spree for the perfect introduction to Berlin's famous sights and varied architecture. With a choice of morning or afternoon cruises, ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $24.54

Berlin Small-Group Tour: Sights, History And Stories of Berlin's Past And Present

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Explore Berlin's past and present on this in-depth 6-hour small-group walking tour with a local guide. See the locations that defined the 20th century, ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $17.12

Small-Group Hidden Berlin Walking Tour: Palace of Tears, Jewish Quarter, Museum Island and Back Streets

Join this 4-hour walking tour of hidden Berlin and see why Claudia Schiffer said 'Berlin is like being abroad in Germany' on this revealing Berlin tour which ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.07

Small-Group Winter Bike Tour in Berlin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Reviews

Discovering the wide and flat city of Berlin in a 3.5-hour bike tour in winter is really something special and brings one big advantage: you will have the bike ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $23.97

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