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  • Address: Am Lustgarten 1, Berlin, Germany
  • 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) Tours

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.

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Skip-the-Line Pergamon and New Museum Guided Tour in Berlin including Museum Island Day Pass, ... 
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Skip-the-Line Pergamon and New Museum Guided Tour in Berlin including Museum Island Day Pass

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 35 Reviews

Discover the jewels of Berlin's world-famous Museum Island in this 3-hour tour with a expert local guide. Explore the wonders of Ancient Egypt, Babylon, ...  Read more

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

From USD $69.94
Private Custom 3-Hour Tour of Berlin by Car, Berlin, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Private Custom 3-Hour Tour of Berlin by Car

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Enjoy a 3-hour city tour of Berlin with a private driver/guide who will pick you up from your hotel. See all the major highlights of the city and learn about ...  Read more

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

From USD $391.21
Private Berlin Custom Half-Day Tour with Private Driver and Guide, Berlin, City Tours
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Private Berlin Custom Half-Day Tour with Private Driver and Guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Discover Berlin’s history on this 4-hour tour with your own private driver and guide. See Berlin’s historic center, walk through the Brandenburg Gate, see the ...  Read more

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

From USD $94.64
Berlin Highlights Sightseeing Cruise Including Coffee and Cake, Berlin, Private Transfers
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Berlin Highlights Sightseeing Cruise Including Coffee and Cake

4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Explore Berlin with this 1-hour cruise going past all of main sights, including a piece of cake and a hot drink of your choice. With this cruise you have the ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $27.50
Small-Group Berlin Highlights Bike Tour, Berlin, Day Cruises
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Small-Group Berlin Highlights Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Discover Berlin on a bike in a 3.5-hour tour and get to know the city's highlights. Your knowledgeable bike guide will make sure you will have an unforgettable ...  Read more

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

From USD $28.45
Small-Group Hidden Berlin Walking Tour: Palace of Tears, Jewish Quarter, Museum Island and Back ... 
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Small-Group Hidden Berlin Walking Tour: Palace of Tears, Jewish Quarter, Museum Island and Back Streets

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

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 $60.46
Berlin Private Half-Day Walking Tour: Discover the German Capital’s History, Berlin, Cultural Tours
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Berlin Private Half-Day Walking Tour: Discover the German Capital’s History

Enjoy a 4-hour private walking tour in Berlin and discover the German capital with a personal guide. Since its founding in the 13th century, Berlin has been ...  Read more

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

From USD $29.96
Private 4-Hour Berlin History Walking Tour, Berlin, Walking Tours
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Private 4-Hour Berlin History Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Enjoy a 3.5-hour privately guided walking tour through Berlin and learn about the history of Germany's capital.

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

From USD $222.28
Private Half-Day Tour of Berlin: Capital of Culture, Tyranny and Tolerance, Berlin, Walking Tours
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Private Half-Day Tour of Berlin: Capital of Culture, Tyranny and Tolerance

Embark on a 3-hour history tour with a scholar guide, that considers the 300-year evolution of Berlin from Prussia’s cultural capital, to the bustling ...  Read more

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

From USD $390.00
Half-Day Berlin Historical Sites And Architecture Walking Tour With a Private Guide, Berlin, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Half-Day Berlin Historical Sites And Architecture Walking Tour With a Private Guide

Enjoy and understand Berlin and its amazing history and architecture on a 4-hour walking tour with a private guide. Avoid the crowds and feel relaxed walking ...  Read more

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

From USD $41.49

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