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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, 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: 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour in classic VW Bus

2. Berlin: 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour in classic VW Bus

Discover all the important sights from the almost 800-year city history of Berlin. Travel the guided route through small but interesting side roads, so that your friendly chauffeur can tell you about the different eras of Berlin in just two hours. You also get to know almost forgotten places and discover the origins of the city. A photo booklet, which is tailored to the individual locations of the tour, gives you an exciting impression of the past and the interior of the various sights during the journey, thus completing the overall picture. The route includes: • Berlin Cathedral • Lustgarten • Old museum • Alte Nationalgalerie • Neues Museum • Pergamon Museum • Bode Museum • Berlin State Library • Maxim Gorki Theater • German Historical Museum • Neue Wache • Alte Kommandantur • Kronprinzenpalais • Prinzessinnenpalais • Humboldt University • Berlin State Opera • Bebelplatz • Altes Palais • Unter den Linden • Pariser Platz • Brandenburg Gate • Reichstag • Government district • Federal Chancellery • Central Station • Moltke Bridge • Kongresshalle • Bellevue Palace • Siegessäule • Scandinavian embassies • Zoologischer Garten • Theater des Westens • Savignyplatz • Kurfürstendamm • Gedächtniskirche • Tauentzienstraße • KaDeWe • Embassy district • Berliner Philharmonie • Kulturforum • Potsdamer Platz • Berlin Wall • Niederkirchner Straße • Anhalter Station • Holocaust Memorial • Führer Bunker • Reich Chancellery • Friedrichstraße • Checkpoint Charlie • Gendarmenmarkt • Berlin City Palace • Jungfern Bridge • Galgenhaus • Rotes Rathaus • TV Tower • Neptune Fountain • St. Mary's Church

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: Bode Museum Ticket

5. Berlin: Bode Museum Ticket

Discover the Bode Museum in Berlin with this ticket. It was in this building, opened in 1904 as the Kaiser Friedrich Museum, presented both paintings and sculptures together for the first time. In contrast to its original intention the building now houses the Sculpture Collection and the Museum of Byzantine Art and has been open to the public since 2006. Admire nearly 150 works from the Gemäldegalerie and the Münzkabinett. Highlights include Bernini's "Satyr with Panther" and Canova's "Dancer", mosaic icons as well as ancient and medieval coins in one of the most extensive coin collections in Germany and around the world.

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.

Berlin: Festival of Lights & Sightseeing Private Tour by Car

7. Berlin: Festival of Lights & Sightseeing Private Tour by Car

Catch sight of spectacular art and light installations during Berlin's Festival of Lights with a private tour by car. Zip around town to discover the visual transformation of historical attractions like the Humboldt Forum and the Berlin Victory Column while learning about the city's history. Perfect for family, friends, or a combination of both, your tour of Berlin's Festival of Lights begins with a pick-up in a private car from your hotel. Drive into the city center to Brandenburg Gate, an iconic 18th-century neoclassical monument built by the order of Prussian king Frederick William II. Walk to the nearby Embassy of the United States and feast your eyes on the brilliant lights displayed across this diplomatic building. Then, hop back into the car and drive to Potsdamer Platz, a commercial shopping location, and then to the Berlin Victory Column towering over the Tiergarten. Return to the city center and marvel at the sound and light displays at Konzerthaus Berlin, Humboldt University, the Berlin State Opera, and Bebelplatz, all conveniently located within walking distance from Gendarmenmarkt, a quaint square offering music, snacks, and drinks. Continue to the Nikolaiviertel, a quaint quarter founded in 1200, and then to the Berlin Cathedral and Hakeschermarkt. Stop at the Bode Museum, home to some of Berlin's most iconic sculptures, before continuing to Friedrichstadt-Palast. Enjoy one last city view before driving back to your hotel.

Berlin: Gameshow Sightseeing App Tour

8. Berlin: Gameshow Sightseeing App Tour

Enjoy discovering the secrets of Berlin with this gameshow-style tour app. Play with friends, family, or with your co-workers. Split into two teams and compete against each other in 10 thrilling games. Head to different locations and uncover viewpoints and exciting information about Berlin. Be the star of your own gameshow experience Win using your trivia knowledge and team spirit. The tour is moderated via web app by your audio guide, Jan. Start and pause the game whenever you want. Compete in a mixture of different games. Answer quiz questions, prove your luck at guessing, and participate in teamwork. Thanks to an ascending point system, the game remains exciting until the end. Explore sights like the Bode Museum and Museum Island. Admire the greenery in Monbijoupark and James Simon park. Capture a picture of the Neptunbrunnen fountain and walk across Schloßplatz square. Learn about the locations you visit as you answer your quiz questions. Find locations easily with the included map function. End your tour at Lustgarten.

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

9. 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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What people are saying about Bode Museum

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,914 reviews

Such a special experience - can not recommend enough! From the minute Rajko turned the corner in his beautiful VW T2 I knew we had picked correctly - so interesting and personal. Loved every minute - do yourself a favor!!

Very great ride through Berlin with a very pretty VW bus. We learned a lot from Reiko and he showed us interesting places. He is very friendly and funny. The highlight was really the bus. We can highly recommend the tour!

A special trip through Berlin.. We had a wonderful day and were asked about our personal needs and driven there.. Super enlightened about the history.. A great experience that is also worth a second time.. Thank you

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.

Probably the best tour I’ve been on in Berlin. The Guide was extremely knowledgeable and very very friendly 10/10