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Berlin WelcomeCard: Museum Island & Public Transport

1. 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

2. 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 Museum Island: All Exhibitions Day-Ticket

3. Berlin Museum Island: All Exhibitions Day-Ticket

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

4. 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: Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus Tour With Boat Ride

5. Berlin: Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus Tour With Boat Ride

Experience an exciting hop-on hop-off in an red open-top double-decker bus and discover the most beautiful sights of the capital. Enjoy the chance to get on and off the bus at 20 different stops to see the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, or Kurfürstendamm up close. The buses run every 12 minutes so you have ample time to take a round trip. After you arrive at the Karl-Liebknecht-Straße/Sealife stop, board the boat (departures every 30 minutes) and experience a unique boat tour on the city's waters. Take an approximately 1-hour ride through Berlin's canals and experience the Government District and the city center from the water.  See the following sights: 1. U Kurfürstendamm / Kranzler: Café Kranzler 2. Kurfürstendamm: Gedächtniskirche 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: Berlin State Library 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: Sayings, Legends and Myths Mystical Walking Tour

9. Berlin: Sayings, Legends and Myths Mystical Walking Tour

Tour a different side of Berlin, on a mystical guided walk through all the capital's mythical and legendary locations. Learn of Berlin's foundation at the St. George monument, hear the legend of the Berlin pancake, and meet the muses of Zeus. See the city sights and allow yourself to wonder. Meet your guide at the statue of St. George, the dragon slayer, and learn his epic tale. Admire the place where Berlin was founded and listen to the legend of Abrecht the Bear. Discover the ways that myths of fire-breathing dragons came to be in Berlin and why some still believe it today. Take a short walk to marvel at Berlin's Nikolai Quarter and hear about the most powerful craftsmen's association in the city. There, get introduced to the legend of the Berlin pancake and what the Muses of Zeus have to do with Berlin. At the Fountain of Neptune, the God Neptune is believed to be the protector of Berlin. Discuss why Kaiser Wilhelm II amused an entire nation over a fountain and whether these legends are just myths or the real thing. End the experience in the Lustgarten at the Berlin Cathedral.

Berlin: App-Based Audio Guide of Former East Berlin

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Altes Museum

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4.5 / 5

based on 1,417 reviews

The ticket worked flawlessly. It is a great convenience in moving around the city and the comfort of using the attractions. I recommend!

Really easy to move around in Berlin however I don’t see any officers checking for the pass. Some may not even have bought it.

I recommend it 100% and the application... I had a problem and they solved it quickly, a pleasure, I will use it again

Public transport is top notch. 9€/month in June to August on all modes of transport throughout Germany.

Very convenient for all transport and museums. It saves time and money. I recommend.