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Visit the Pergamon Museum with numerous impressive collections. See pieces from antiquity, discover the Middle East Museum and the Islamic Art Museum.
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.
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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 there
- Easily 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
Well worth the money. Get to see all the main landmarks of Berlin whilst learning lots on the way. I recommend the walking tour, best part of the experience! You get to learn things you would of missed, such as Hitlers Bunker!
A must visit for any art lover! All staff were helpful and friendly, scanned our tickets through no problem. Some very notable pieces here including works by Monnet, Renoir, Die Toteninsel and more.
Alex was a great guide! Very informative and he gave us a ton of recommendations of where to go as well of where not to go. Thank you again for sharing a fraction of your knowledge.
Berlin lohnt sich ein Besuch mit Familien oder Freunde. Die Stadt verbergen eine aufregend Geschichte. Zweite Weltkrieg, Kaltkrieg, die Mauer Berlin und viel mehr.
Huge place, one of the most beautiful places in the city. Exceptional pieces in spacy rooms. Chipperfield's architecture at its best, especially the main stairs.