Skip the long lines and visit the Pergamon Museum with 3 impressive collections, including the new exhibition, Das Panorama. See pieces from…
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…
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 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…
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.
Reap the benefits of the Berlin WelcomeCard Museum Island with discounts on attractions and free public transport for 72 hours. Enjoy free entry to…
Enjoy a 2.5-hour evening boat cruise along the River Spree and learn interesting facts about Berlin. Explore the main attractions in the city from…
Explore the impressive art collection of the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin with its more than 1,000 masterpieces by famous artists, and embark on an…
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
Fascinating tour of Berlin. Brought the city to live. So many interesting facts and made us think
This was so easy! With the GYG voucher I didn't have to get in any queue for a ticket and just walked straight up to the entrance and they scanned my voucher and I walked in. Very relaxing and amazing musuem. Would highly recommend.
The tour group was very organised. Our guide Linsey was well spoken and very knowledgable on the history. I totally recommend this company.
Very interesting, interesting details of Belrin history provided by our guide Kyle
We took the tour on our first full day in Berlin. Luckily, we were in a group which was led by Kai. We could not have had a better guide to introduce us to the history, culture and major sites. Most impressive was his passion! It was truly our highlight of our stay in Berlin!