Ride around Berlin on a double-decker bus to cover the must-sees of the city as you hop on and hop off at your own pace.
Use your Museum Pass Berlin for a truly flexible cultural itinerary. Follow your whims and wishes to whichever of the over 30 museums you choose over…
Explore Berlin on a comprehensive 3.5 to 4-hour walking tour, starting from our meeting point in central Berlin. See all the major sights, from the…
Discover Berlin’s many points of interest on an open-top double-decker bus. Discover the German capital with a choice of 2 different bus routes. See…
Reap the benefits of the Berlin WelcomeCard Museum Island with discounts on attractions and free public transport for 72 hours. Enjoy free entry to…
Visit the Neues Museum and gaze in wonder at exhibits from the Egyptian Museum, the Antique Collection and the Museum of Prehistory and Early History.
Explore Berlin's historic centre and discover the historical and new sights of the capital. Discover the new Berlin Palace and the Museum Island.…
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Visit the Old National Gallery, which is part of the Museum Island's UNESCO World Heritage Site. Skip the line and see works from Classicism,…
Top sights in Berlin
Museum Island is worth a visit for the architecture alone, with Berlin's biggest and best exhibits shared between colossal structures that include the city's old cathedral. Here are some of the highlights among the various collections!
The Pergamon Museum boasts ancient monumental treasures such as the Ishtar Gate and Market Gate of Miletus. Unfortunately, the Pergamon itself is closed for renovations until 2019!
One of the largest collections of Ancient Roman silver was discovered by Prussian soldiers in Hildesheim, Germany. Dating back to 1AD, see it in all its glory at the Altes Museum.
On display at the Neues Museum is one of Ancient Egypt's most recognizable artifacts. It provides remarkable insight into the civilization's royal and artistic cultures.
Among the Bode Museum's impressive collection of Byzantine art is this haunting 10th-century ivory relief of 40 soldiers frozen to death under the persecution of Licinus I.
Not a real "Eisenwalzwerk" of course, but one of Adolf Menzel's most brutally atmospheric paintings. It's exhibited alongside many German masterpieces at the Alte Nationalgalerie.
All the museums are open from 9:00AM to 6:00PM, and until 8:00PM on Thursdays. They are closed on Mondays except for the Pergamon Museum and Neues Museum which are open all week. If you can't decide between exhibitions, consider starting with a walking tour of the area to learn more about the buildings themselves, or get free tickets for 3 days with the Berlin Museum Pass!
Museum Island is just a short walk from both Friedrichstrasse (S + U Bahns) and Hackescher Markt (S Bahn) stations. There are also buses to nearby Friedrichstrasse (147), Staatsoper (TXL), and Lustgarten (100, 200), as well as trams to Hackescher Markt (M4, M5, M6) and Am Kupfergraben (M1, 12).
- When should I visit?9:00AM to 6:00PM, Thursdays until 8:00PM. Closed Mondays except Pergamon and Neues Museum.
- Is it expensive?Prices vary by museum, or get the Berlin Museum Pass!
- Will I need a guide?It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
- How to get thereEasily reachable from the Friedrichstrasse and Hackescher Markt stations, as well as several bus and tram stops.
- Additional information**Note that the Pergamon Altar is closed until 2019 for renovations! *
What people are saying about Museum Island
We really enjoyed our tour. Ken was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all our questions. He was informative and even his jokes were funny ! We saw all the major sites and increased our knowledge about Berlin and its history many times over. Ken also recommended some other things to do whilst in Berlin which were excellent too. I would recommend this tour at the beginning of your visit to get a broad knowledge about the history of Berlin which you then can use to further explore areas in detail.
Our tour guide Nathan (originally from Chicago) was a fantastic wealth of knowledge throughout our tour across the major sites of East Berlin. While the weather was not fantastic this did not stop the tour being very enjoyable throughout.
Great tour with an excellent guide, thank you Charlotte for making those history lessons cone to life.
We were struggling to find a tour in English and this company kindly agreed to run this tour in English and not in German. Vera was an excellent and engaging guide, despite our group being a little worse for the wear after a late night the night before. She was patient and told interesting anecdotes and facts which brought the exhibits alive for us. We really enjoyed our tour and would definitely recommend it.
Our tour guide Nathan is really extremely knowledgeable! it was a really amazing tour!