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Berlin: Sightseeing Cruise from Berlin Main Station

1. Berlin: Sightseeing Cruise from Berlin Main Station

Explore Berlin from the water during a wonderful sightseeing cruise. Start your cruise at the Moltke Bridge/Main Station Pier and set off to see some of Berlin's most important sights from the water. Admire how large parts of the old and new architecture in the city were built facing the water as you cruise along the Spree riverbank. Feel like a real insider as you get to know Berlin from the upper deck of the panoramic ships. During the tour, pass by numerous sights including Nicholas’ Quarter, the TV Tower, Berlin Cathedral, the Old National Gallery, the New and Old Museum, the Pergamon Museum, the Bode Museum, the Palace of Tears, Friedrichstraße Station, the Press and Information Agency of the Federal Government, ARD Capital Television Studio, the Reichstag Building, Paul-Löbe-House, Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-House, Moltke Bridge, the Swiss Embassy, the German Chancellery, and the House of World Cultures.

Berlin Museum Island: Museum Island+Panorama All Exhibition

2. Berlin Museum Island: Museum Island+Panorama All Exhibition

The Museum Island Ticket/Museumsinsel-Ticket is valid for one day in all houses of the Museum Island (Altes Museum, Neues Museum, Bodemuseum, Das Panorama, Alte Nationalgalerie). From 24.10. guests with this ticket do not need a time-slot-ticket in the museums (required for Neues Museum, Panorama, Altes Nationalagalerie). Exception: special exhibition Secessions (here the time window ticket remains). By visiting all of them you can learn about ancient Greek and Roman culture, history, Egyptian treasures and art of different periods. If you would like to see Egyptian and Nubian art, head to the Neues Museum, which is most known for the famous bust of Nefertiti. The Bode Museum offers sculptures dated in the Middle Ages up until the early Renaissance and a collection of artifacts from Byzantine art. If you wish to see ancient Greek and Roman decorative art, you should visit the Altes Museum that contains a permanent collection of ancient Greek and Roman vases and statues. From the outside, it is considered to be one of Berlin's most impressive neoclassical buildings.

Berlin WelcomeCard: Museum Island & Public Transport

3. Berlin WelcomeCard: Museum Island & Public Transport

The Berlin WelcomeCard Museum Island allows you to see more of Berlin for less. This is your ticket to the main attractions of the German capital with many tourist highlights, including sightseeing tours, attractions, theaters, restaurants and more, offering discounts of up to 50%. A complimentary guidebook is also included, helping you to make the most of your stay with tour suggestions and handy insider tips. Opt for free transport within zones A and B (Berlin) or A, B, and C (covering Berlin and Potsdam) when you select your Berlin WelcomeCard Museum Island option. Located in the city center on an island in the Spree River, Berlin’s Museum Island boasts a complex of 5 internationally acclaimed museums: the Pergamon Museum - Das Panorama, the Old Museum, New Museum, Old National Gallery and Bode Museum. Together they form a world-famous and unique architectural ensemble, which was declared a UNESCO World heritage Site in 1999. With this ticket, you will have free access to them all (one visit per day per museum). See the antique collections of Berlin’s State Museums at the Old Museum and go back to Ancient Egypt at the New Museum. The Bode Museum houses Byzantine art and Oriental sculptures, while at the Pergamon Museum you can see splendid examples of Islamic art.

Berlin: Altes Museum Entrance Ticket

4. Berlin: Altes Museum Entrance Ticket

Visit the Altes Museum and see one of the most important Neoclassical buildings in Germany. Be enchanted by its columns, the wide vestibule, and portico. Marvel at the murals of the rotunda, which were modeled after the Pantheon in Rome. Admire the antique collection with its permanent exhibition on the art and culture of the Greeks, Etruscans, and Romans. See sculptures such as the Berlin Goddess as well as gold and silver jewelry under the sky-blue ceiling of the treasure chamber. You'll also discover the coin collection with more than 1,300 items from antiquity. See the first gold and silver alloy coins as well as those from the crisis years of the Roman Empire.

Berlin: Hop-on Hop-off Day Tour in Double-Decker Bus

5. Berlin: Hop-on Hop-off Day Tour in Double-Decker Bus

Discover the sights of Berlin and experience the city. Get up close to the sights of your choice according to your interests. At 20 stations, take the chance to get on and off the bus. See the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag or Kurfürstendamm, all at your own pace. The buses run every 25 minutes, so you can make a round trip whenever you wish. See the following sights: 1. U Kurfürstendamm / Kranzler: Café Kranzler 2. Kurfürstendamm: Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church 3. KaDeWe / Wittenbergplatz 4. Lützowplatz 5. Kulturforum: Gemäldegalerie, Berliner Philharmonie, Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Decorative Arts), St. Matthäus-Kirche 6. Potsdamer Platz: Sony Center, Berlin State Library, Transfer to PanoramaPunkt 7. Martin-Gropius-Bau: Abgeordnetenhaus of Berlin, Bundesrat 8. Checkpoint Charlie: Museum Haus at Checkpoint Charlie 9. Gendarmenmarkt 10. Bebelplatz / Berlin State Opera 11. Rotes Rathaus / TV Tower / Alex: Käthe Kollwitz Museum 12. Karl-Liebknecht-Str.: Sealife 13. Berlin Cathedral / Lustgarten: Altes Museum 14. Unter den Linden / University: City Library Berlin 15. Unter den Linden / Friedrichstr. 16. Holocaust Memorial 17. Brandenburg Gate 18. Reichstag / Tiergarten 19. Hauptbahnhof (Central Train Station) 20. Bellevue Palace

Berlin: Museum Island Self Guided Audio Tour

6. Berlin: Museum Island Self Guided Audio Tour

Stroll around the unique and monumental Museum Island and discover the site of Berlin’s birth, its oldest neighbourhood, and the beautiful Berlin Cathedral. Discover the rich architectural history and the stories behind those buildings that hold world-renowned art collections. Indulge in and get to know one of the most beautiful areas of the German capital. Explore the many highlights of the tour, including Nikolaiviertel, the Marx-Engels Forum, Bauakademie, Friedrichswerder Church, Museum Island, the Berlin Cathedral, Alte Nationalgalerie, Pergamon Museum, and, Neue Synagoge.

Full Classical Experience - Altes Museum & Pergamon Panorama

7. Full Classical Experience - Altes Museum & Pergamon Panorama

Experience the Altes Museum and the Pergamon Panorama. Join me, Gali Jaffe, an archaeologist of twenty years experience, on a relaxed tour during which I will lead you through all the great finds displayed in the Altes Museum, while hearing all the stories of the different finds. These include, but are not limited to, the Rotunda of the Gods, Mesmerising classical period pottery, Etruscab finds and the Roman Period Statues. Following that the tour will continue to the Pergamon Panorama exhibition, which brings to life in a dazzling 360 degree experience the life in the ancient city of Pergamon. * Tickets Included. My name is Gali, I am an archaeologist with a BA & MA degree in Archeology from Tel Aviv University. I have worked for 15 years as a field archaeologist and excavation director specializing in Near Eastern Cultures and Biblical Archaeology. I also specialize in making archeology accessible to the general public. I am an experienced tour guide, I work in Berlin and the archaeological museums in the city as well as in other European cities.

Berlin: Escape Game and Tour

8. Berlin: Escape Game and Tour

Combine the excitement of a sightseeing city tour with a game fun on this self-guided smartphone walking tour in Berlin. Find attractions easily with the app's navigation function. Download the app and start the game by going to the first location. Use observation, logic, imagination, and teamwork to solve the riddle at each location, the riddles are always hard. Pause the app at any point if you want to take a break, stop for coffee, or spend some more time visiting one of the sights. Play the game at your own pace. Start your tour at Alexanderplatz with the imposing TV tower. Visit the Marienkirche, the oldest church in Berlin, and learn about the incredible Neptune Fountain. Photograph Schloss Bridgel with its lifelike statues and admire Berlin Cathedral with its unique architecture. Afterwards, Museum Island awaits you to get lost in history and art. Gendarmenmarkt will continue your beautiful journey in the heart of the city. Meet Goethe and learn his story! The much-photographed Brandenburg Gate will be there to add to your collection, while the Reichstag building in a unique location will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour.

Berlin: App-Based Audio Guide of Former East Berlin

9. Berlin: App-Based Audio Guide of Former East Berlin

Former East Berlin’s mix of architecture paints a picture of its fascinating history across different eras. It’s here that you’ll see remnants of the 17th-century baroque town and the Communist era, find traces of the city’s days as capital of the German Empire, and witness the devastation left by the World Wars. On this walking tour, you’ll also see newer buildings created by the architects who, once again, transformed East Berlin and the way the world saw it. Starting at Checkpoint Charlie, you’ll make your way down Friedrichstraße and into the heart of the historic city. There, I’ll share the stories behind the area’s architectural treasures, like Gendarmenmarkt Square and Unter den Linden, the famous boulevard. I’ll tell you why the French community was given the rights to use the Französischer Dom (French Dome church) for all eternity. And I’ll show you where to find the spa and pool in Hotel de Rome, once a state bank. You’ll also hear about some of the square’s famous former residents including writer and philosopher Moses Mendelssohn, and E.T.A. Hoffmann, author of The Sandman. On the way from picturesque Bebelplatz Square to Museum Island’s Lustgarten, where our tour ends, I’ll point out various monuments and memorials, including: • The Friedrich Schiller monument in front of the Konzerthaus Berlin concert hall • Micha Ullman’s Empty Library, also known as the Book Burning Memorial, which commemorates the day Nazis burned books by Jewish and communist authors • A statue of Frederic II on his horse in front of the buildings which were commissioned by the king and later transformed into Berlin’s first university, the Humboldt University • Heinrich Heine Denkmal (Heinrich Heine statue), a famous German poet and satirical writer On this tour, you’ll also have a chance to: • See where Angela Merkel used to live on Museum Island when she was Chancellor • Photograph some of the most beautiful buildings in all of Europe • Discover a modern pieta by Käthe Kollwitz, exposed to rain and snow and housed in the Neue Wache (New Guard House) • Learn about the oldest free-standing opera house in the world, the Berlin State Opera • Take in the works of famous architects like the German Historical Museum by I.M. Pei, the James Simon Gallery by David Chipperfield, and the Altes Museum (Old Museum) by Friedrich Schinkel • Browse the selection of delicious chocolates at Rausch Chocolate Store • Hear about the Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral) and the Humboldt Forum, where the Hohenzollern Palace used to be So have your cameras ready, and join me on a tour that’ll surely make you fall in love with Berlin.

Private (Multi) Rickshaw and Local Guide Berlin Highlights

10. Private (Multi) Rickshaw and Local Guide Berlin Highlights

The price is up to two people. Experience a one-of-a-kind tour with a personalized, environmentally-friendly, and flexible (Multi) e-rickshaw ride. During your ride, you'll be informed to witness iconic landmarks like: Fernsehturm Berlin / TV Tower Berlin - Alexanderplatz Roten Rathaus / Red Town Hall - Neptunbrunnen / Neptune Fountain Marienkirche / St. Mary's Church - Altes Museum / The Old Museum Berliner Dom / Berlin Cathedral - Schlossplatz / Castle Square Schlossbrücke Berlin / Castle Bridge Berlin - Lustgarten / Pleasure Garden Museum Island - Neue Wache / New Guard House Humboldt University - Frederick the Great Statue Unter den Linden / Under the Linden Trees Boulevard - Opera House Bebelplatz / The place Hitler burned 25,000 books - Gendarmenmarkt / Gendarmenmarkt square The SS Gestapo Headquarters TOPOGRAPHY OF TERROR - Check Point Charlie The Berlin Wall - Potsdamer Platz Ministerial Gardens - Holocaust-Mahnmal / Holocaust Memorial Tiergarten Park - French Embassy USA Embassy - Brandenburger Gate / Brandenburg Tor Reichstag/Bundestag And other notable sites while your guide shares fascinating stories about Berlin's history. Furthermore, this tour rickshaw rides through the historical highlights and takes as many photos as you desire. The tour's specific itinerary will be tailored according to your preferences, the duration of the tour, and the feasible distances with the Rickshaw. At the beginning of the tour, you can create a customized itinerary. Just book the same product a few times to book a multi-rickshaw.

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What people are saying about Altes Museum

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4.5 / 5

based on 1,417 reviews

It is a space with different museums that invites you to spend a full day admiring archaeology, sculpture, painting and culture from different countries. Do not miss it. The experience at Panorama was spectacular.

It is a very good activity to do, the only bad thing is that there is little time to cover everything.

Lots of museum for a great price. Unfortunately the Pergamon Museum was closed.

incredible places with a structure that matches the works presented there

Everything wonderful, very special, I'm glad for the visits. ok 10