1. Germany
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  3. Pergamon Museum

Berlin: Pergamon & New Museum Tour with Expert Guide

Product ID: 105287
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Discover the jewels of Berlin's world-famous Museum Island. Explore the wonders of ancient Egypt, Babylon, Greece and Rome on this exclusive tour through two remarkable museums: the Pergamon and the New Museum.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Skip the line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the impressive artifacts and architectural structures of two museums
  • Take a journey through history gaining a critical understanding of the collection's relationship to Berlin, past and present
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Pergamon and New Museum, and then explore the rest of Museum Island with your day pass included in the price
  • See the bust of Nefertiti, Market Gate of Miletus, Ishtar Gate, Byzantine boy and so much more
Full description
Discover the jewels of Berlin's world-famous Museum Island. Hosted by an expert guide, you will not only be able to admire the impressive artifacts and architectural structures, you will also be taking a journey through history and gaining a critical understanding of the collection's relationship to Berlin, past and present.

The ferocious bombing campaign of WWII and the final Battle of Berlin left the center of the city, including Museum Island, in almost complete ruin. Following the war, the area was allocated to East Berlin, which resulted in a stagnant rebuilding process. Only in 1999 was Museum Island awarded UNESCO status, securing its cultural heritage as an architectural and social result of the Ages of Enlightenment and Empire. This tour will take you through these different eras to the present state of continual renovation - literally a tour of history in the making.

By engaging with the whole of Museum Island, its renowned Prussian architecture, the collection of ancient structures and artifacts and the contemporary approach to restoration, you will be able to experience the Pergamon and the New Museum in a unique light. How did the Bauhaus aesthetic inadvertently preserve Prussian-era Egyptian fresco facsimiles? Who found the bust of Nefertiti lying face down in the dirt in 1912 and how did she end up in Berlin? Where can one walk down a contemporary staircase based on classical proportions which is scarred with WW II bullet holes? Join this tour for an unforgettable experience of Berlin's two finest museums and immerse yourself in history.
Includes
  • VIP entry, no queuing
  • Guided tour of the Pergamon and New Museum
  • Duration: 3-hours
  • Price includes a Museum Island day pass, valid for all the museums on the island for that day
  • Other island museums are closed on Monday
What’s Not Included
  • Food
  • Drink
  • Gratuities

When you get there

Meeting point

On the corner of Am Lustgarten and Bodestrasse, (10178 Berlin) under the colonnade/roofed pillars. Look for your guide with the yellow local tour operator badge.

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