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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 to visit9:00AM to 6:00PM, Thursdays until 8:00PM. Closed Mondays except Pergamon and Neues Museum.
- What is the price?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 tips**Note that the Pergamon Altar is closed until 2019 for renovations! *
What People Are Saying About Museum Island
I booked at the last minute - the day before - and only after booking did I get the message that I would receive the tickets "in 48 hours", but that would have been too late! In he end, the tickets arrived just before I left for the museum. I also was unable to reach anyone to get help. However, as I said, it turned out fine.
Skip the long queue & go straight to the observation deck. We started early and had excellent choice of views. Definitely worth the extra funds...
SO VERY GLAD to have pre-booked and 'skipped the line'. Especially once we got to the Neues Museum (Egyptian Museum) to find a line for tickets almost one kilometre long of people waiting to buy their ticket in freezing cold weather and we just walked in.
The tower is situated in a very busy part of Berlin with lots of shops and eateries. If you do not book beforehand you will queue for a while to get in. The view is fantastic and probably the best time to visit is between 12 and 2 pm when hopefully it is clear enough to see for miles.
Would always use again to book tickets. Saved us at least 2 hours. We had a 3 hour pass booked a table and had a great meal. You have to do this if you come to Berlin. 10/10. Thanks