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Berlin: Neues Museum Entry Ticket

1. Berlin: Neues Museum Entry Ticket

Discover the Neues Museum in Berlin. Experience exhibits from 3 collections: the Egyptian Museum, the Museum of Prehistory and Early History as well as the Antique Collection. Get a unique insight into the development of prehistoric cultures from the Middle East to the Atlantic, from North Africa to Scandinavia. See highlights like the famous bust of Nefertiti, the Green Head as well as Priam's Treasure from Heinrich Schliemann's collection. Discover a replica of an Egyptian sarcophagus, see the impressive Berlin Gold Hat, the statue of the Xanten Boy and one of the surviving statues of the Roman sun god Helios.

Berlin WelcomeCard: Museum Island & Public Transport

2. 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, 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: Pergamon & New Museum Tour and Museum Island Pass

3. Berlin: Pergamon & New Museum Tour and Museum Island Pass

Hosted by an expert guide, you will not only be able to admire the impressive artifacts and architectural structures, you will also take a journey through history and gain a critical understanding of the collection's relationship to Berlin's past and present. Hear stories about how heavily destroyed the museums were after the end of WWII when the Museum Island was almost a complete ruin. Only in 1999 was Museum Island awarded UNESCO status. This tour will introduce you to the Mesopotamian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Greek, Egyptian, Antique art and culture. The guide gives a very detailed explanation of how these cultures began, why they were important throughout history and what is their heritage today. Visit the famous Ishtar Gate, learn when it was built and why, as well as the beautiful bust of Nefertiti and the Market Gate of Miletus. After the tour, visit the remaining museums of the Museum Island at your own pace. 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. In the Alte Nationalgalerie, you can enjoy exhibitions of Neoclassical, Romantic, Impressionist and Modernist art.

Berlin: Private Sightseeing Tour in Iconic Oldtimer VW Bus

4. Berlin: Private Sightseeing Tour in Iconic Oldtimer VW Bus

Discover all of the important sights in the almost 800-year city of Berlin. Travel the guided route through small but interesting side roads. The chauffeur will tell you about the different eras of Berlin in two hours.  Explore almost forgotten places and discover the city's origins. A photo booklet, tailored to the tour's individual locations, gives you an impression of the past and the interiors of the various sights during the journey.  The route includes like Berlin Cathedral, Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin State Opera, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin Wall, Holocaust Memorial, Führer Bunker, Berlin City Palace, Jungfern Bridge, Galgenhaus, Rotes Rathaus, TV Tower, Neptune Fountain, and St. Mary's Church, and many more.

Berlin: The Worlds of Schliemann Exhibit Entry Ticket

5. Berlin: The Worlds of Schliemann Exhibit Entry Ticket

Learn about Germany's most famous archaeologist, Heinrich Schliemann, in this special exhibition The Worlds of Schliemann: His Life. His Discoveries. His Legacy. The exhibition, commemorating the bicentenary of his birth, showcases more than 700 objects, including international loans. The exhibition also focuses on Schliemann's life before he became an archaeologist, which was in his early forties. Start your visit at the James-Simon-Gallery and learn about Schliemann's biography and the first half of his life. Then, continue on to the second part of the exhibition, which takes place at the Neues Museum. Here, explore his archaeological work with spectacular finds from the royal tombs in Mycenae and the Collection of Trojan Antiquities.

Berlin: Skip-the-line Pergamon Museum and Museum Island Tour

6. Berlin: Skip-the-line Pergamon Museum and Museum Island Tour

Enjoy expert live commentary on a guided tour of the mecca of ancient history, culture and art. Visit the Pergamon Museum (Pergamonmuseum) - a golden star of the Museum Island in Berlin - with a History Expert Guide and learn all about ancient civilizations, from Egypt to the Near East. See the treasures from a long-gone world! The 2-hour option includes skip-the-line tickets and a guided tour of the Pergamon Museum. It is a rare opportunity to see ancient architecture, German post-antiquity art, and Middle Eastern and Islamic art housed under one roof. Your Private Guide will help you to navigate the museum while providing expert commentary on the exhibits of art and antiques from ancient Rome, Greece, Babylon, Persia art and beyond. Among the museum’s highlights you will find the famous Pergamon Altar built during the reign of the Ancient Greek King Eumenes II in the first half of the 2nd century BC, a 17-meter-high Market Gate of Miletus, the Babylonian Ishtar Gate and many more! Choose the 3-hour option for a guided tour of the Pergamon Museum with private transport. This option includes a reliable pickup and drop-off service at your accommodation in Berlin. We will arrange a Professional Driver to take you directly to the meeting point in a clean, private vehicle. We recommend booking this extra service as there are time slots to enter the Pergamon Museum so you do not want to be late or lost! Choose the 4-hour option to enhance your visit to the Pergamon Museum with a guided tour of the Museum Island, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See highlights such as Altes Museum, Neues Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie, Berliner Schloss, State Opera and the Bebelplatz. This option includes skip-the-line tickets to the magnificent Berlin Cathedral. It is the most iconic church in Berlin, boasting awe inspiring Baroque and Renaissance style interiors with beautiful works of art and breathtaking views from the dome. During the walking tour you will also learn about other attractions of the Museum Island, such as Choose the 5-hour option to add private transport to the 4-hour itinerary. This option includes private car transfers (with a pickup and drop-off at your accommodation) and a guided tour of the Museum Island with admission to its top 2 attractions: Pergamon Museum and the Berlin Cathedral. Save time and effort by booking private transport in advance!

Berlin: 1-Hour Guided Tour of the Historic Center

7. Berlin: 1-Hour Guided Tour of the Historic Center

Set off from the Brandenburg Gate and journey down the famous Unter den Linden, named after the linden trees that line the grassed pedestrian mall and broad carriageways on each side. Stop outside the Prussian State Library and Humboldt University, considered one of the finest in Europe and where Marx and Einstein once studied. Enter the Bebelplatz and see the State Opera building and dome of St. Hedwig's Cathedral.  Then, go to the former winter residence of the German Emperors and get a stunning view of Alexanderplatz and the Fernsehturm (TV Tower) from Berlin Palace.

Scavenger Hunt through Berlin

8. Scavenger Hunt through Berlin

Enjoy a unique tour of Berlin and adventure through the city unraveling riddles. If you are up to the challenge, Berlin awaits! The starting point of the "City Route I" is at the World Time Clock at Alexanderplatz. Then, head to the TV Tower, which has a viewing platform with wonderful views over the city (tickets not included). Continue on to the Rotes Rathaus and the Berlin Cathedral, where you’ll find further activities for the scavenger hunt. Then, visit the Museum Island with its 5 fantastic museums. Take a break there or visit one of the museums, such as the Pergamon Museum or the Neues Museum with stunning bust of Nefertiti. Find more tasks at Gendarmenmarkt, the beautiful square with French and German Cathedrals. Continue on to Pariser Platz and the Brandenburg Gate before experiencing the atmosphere at the Holocaust Memorial. Head on to Potsdamer Platz and Checkpoint Charlie but don't forget to solve those riddles. How the scavenger hunt through Berlin works: In the box there are between 8 and 16 closed and numbered envelopes. These include small tasks that need to be solved. With clear and understandable directions, you make your way through Berlin on foot. Solve the riddles and find your way to the next attraction in the city. At each location you will receive extensive background information.

Berlin: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

9. Berlin: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Get the most out of your time in Berlin and take in the sights according to your schedule on a self-guided walking tour. Download an audio guide onto your mp3 player and get a detailed map to help you explore. Learn more about sights like the Berlin Cathedral, the New Museum, the renown Pergamon Museum, Madame Tussaud’s, the Berlin State Opera House, and the compelling statue of Frederick the Great. Listen to engaging content to help you understand more about the Brandenburg Gate monument, Paris Place, Hacke's Courtyards, and the Red Town Hall. Take your time and savor the sights of this wonderful city in your own way.

Berlin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket & 2 Guided Walking Tours

10. Berlin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket & 2 Guided Walking Tours

Explore Berlin on foot and a bus with this combination ticket. Cruise through the city on a hop-on hop-off bus, learn the history behind Checkpoint Charlie, and walk past the enormous Berlin Cathedral. After booking your tour, download the Vox City app. Within 2 days, use the app to track the location of your nearest tour guide and meeting point. If you want to explore the city more after your guided tour, use the app for some self-guided sightseeing. Join the Historic Berlin walking tour and follow your guide through the heart of Berlin. Walk by the beautiful Berlin Cathedral and continue to Museum Island. Head east to marvel at the striking Berlin TV Tower and stroll through bustling Alexanderplatz. Switch over to the Traces of the Cold War walking tour to see Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburg Gate, and Potsdamer Platz. Hear about the troubled history of Germany's capital, its many museums, and its intriguing culture. Give your feet a rest and hop onboard a red double-decker bus tour. As you drive through Berlin, admire the views from the open-top deck. Explore the whole city in this drive from Tiergarten to the East Side Gallery. When you want to see a sight up close, hop off at one of the 23 tour stops across the city, including the Holocaust Memorial, Berlin Wall, Madame Tussauds, and the Berlin Zoo.

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4.7 / 5

based on 3,085 reviews

It is one of the affordable museums to visit as it has a 50% student discount. the museum has four floors with so much to see. My favorites are the time machine video, golden hat and Nefertiti. There is an audio guide included in the entry ticket that is a useful tool. backpacks and bottles are not allowed into the museum but there are storage spaces available for a fee.

Really great, varied - also child-friendly - guided tour through the Pergamon Museum, the entire Museum Island, the Berlin Cathedral (including the viewing platform = wonderful) and the Humboldt Forum. Thank you for the 4 unforgettable hours Mr. Kristiansen! It was great!

It's fascinating! If you love history then you'll be amazed and enjoy this museum.

Wonderful artifacts. Great to see the original Nefertiti

I didn't have to wait at all. The museum is amazing.