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Berlin: Pergamon Museum Entrance Ticket

1. Berlin: Pergamon Museum Entrance Ticket

Visit the Pergamon Museum, whose redevelopment will transform it into a worldwide attraction among the Berlin museums. The redevelopment is still ongoing, however, you will be able to enjoy most of the museum. The Antiquity Collection The Pergamon antique collection is one of the world's most significant collections of Greek and Roman art. See the architectural installations from Ancient Greece and Rome, including the gem of Roman architecture: the Market Gate of Miletus from circa 100 AD. As part of the renovation, the hall with the Pergamon Altar will remain closed until at least 2024. The Middle East Museum The Middle East Museum collects artifacts of the 6,000-year cultural history of civilizations such as Mesopotamia, Assyria, and Anatolia. Among the 270,000 objects, the main attractions are the reconstruction of the gloriously colorful Ishtar Gate and the Procession Way of Babylon from the time of Nebuchadnezzar II. Gaze in wonder at the earliest examples of writing in Cuneiform script on clay tablets from Uruk. Islamic Art Museum The Museum for Islamic Art displays both masterpieces of applied art and archaeological artifacts from Muslim as well as Christian and Jewish groups from the 8th to 19th century. Let yourself be amazed by architectural works that you will not find in any other museum. See the richly decorated stone facade of the Mshatta palace and the famous Aleppo Room with its colorfully painted wall paneling.

Berlin: "Pergamonmuseum. The Panorama" Exhibition Tickets

2. Berlin: "Pergamonmuseum. The Panorama" Exhibition Tickets

Travel back in time to the year AD 129 in this temporary exhibition building at the Pergamon. See the ancient city of Pergamon on the west coast of Asia Minor.  Discover completely new and reworked reconstructions of the city as it was during the time of the High Roman Empire under the rule of Emperor Hadrian (AD 117–138). This 360-degree panorama by famed Iranian architect Yadegar Asisi includes 40 new scenes he has woven into the picture. Move on and get up close to 80 of the Antikensammlung’s most important works from Pergamon, including the largest piece of the Telephos frieze from the Pergamon Altar. For a set time only, you'll be able to experience the Pergamon Altar in its original architectural context, on the Acropolis. All of the city’s notable sculptures are on view, including the Beautiful Head, the giant head of Herakles, portrait sculptures of the king, the Archaistic Dancer from the palace, the Prometheus group, and the Athena with cross-strapped shield. This exhibition is suitable for all the family thanks to the combination of archaeological research and modern artistic visions.

Berlin: Entry to Alte Nationalgalerie

3. Berlin: Entry to Alte Nationalgalerie

Explore the Alte Nationalgalerie, a "sanctuary for art and science", the idea for which goes back to Friedrich Wilhelm IV. The collection is based on a donation from the banker Joachim Heinrich Wilhelm Wagener, who left the works of the Dusseldorf school of painting and Belgian history painters to the Prussian state. In 1876, the National Gallery was opened as the third museum of the Spree Island and after the fall of the Berlin Wall, it was used as the Alte Nationalgalerie of the 19th century. See sculptures like the breathtaking Sleeping Beauty and works by French Impressionists such as Manet, Monet and Renoir. Discover Romanticism and the time of Goethe with the "The Monk by the Sea", the "Gothic Cathedral at the Water" and the Group of Princesses. Experience exhibition talks and guided tours with various themes for children and adults.

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: Pergamon & New Museum Tour and Museum Island Pass

5. 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: Bode Museum Ticket

6. 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: Women of Berlin Walking Tour

7. Berlin: Women of Berlin Walking Tour

Find out all about feminism, fascism, resistance, and the fight for equality through the lives of the women of Berlin. Start your tour at Hackescher Markt, in the heart of Berlin's Mitte district. Cross over Museum Island and walk through the charming city center streets as you learn about Berlin's many extraordinary women. Discover the known and lesser known stories of feminist May Ayim, the world's first female Rabbi Regina Jonas, hear about Rosa Luxemburg and Marlene Dietrich, and learn how German women were left to remove the rubble from post-WWII Berlin’s streets by hand in 1945. Hear the story of how one girl that grew up in East Germany became one of the most powerful and respected world leaders of the modern age. Discuss the differing politics of feminism in East and West Germany, and take a hard look at the inequality which is still present in Berlin today.

Berlin: Small Group Walking Tour

8. Berlin: Small Group Walking Tour

On this Berlin tour, you will journey in a bit different way than most other tours. Starting at the Alexanderplatz at one side of the historical center of Berlin, you will see the TV Tower and the original, medieval remnants of the small town that Berlin was for most of its history. You will then pass by the controversial, reconstructed former Royal Palace of the Hohenzollern and enjoy the ambiance of Museum Island with a great view of Berlin Cathedral. After passing by the Humboldt University you will walk through the maze of the central streets to marvel at the prettiest of the German capital's squares, the Gendarmenmarkt. Then you will learn the history of the infamous Berlin Wall at the Checkpoint Charlie. Passing by the place where Hitler's Bunker formerly stood you will learn about the country's dark past. The final, symbolic stop is the Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of unity of Germany and Europe, with its open, classical archways.

Berlin: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

9. Berlin: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Berlin at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like East Side Gallery, Holocaust memorial, Museum Island and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

Berlin: 3-Hour Private Tour in Spanish, French or Italian

10. Berlin: 3-Hour Private Tour in Spanish, French or Italian

On a private 3-hour tour of the city of Berlin, catered for small groups of up to 8 people with a private driver/guide, you can choose which of Berlin's favorite landmarks you'd like to visit. With transport via business-class vehicles, equipped with air-conditioning and microphones, get comfortable on an informative and fascinating tour of Berlin's city center. After pickup in Berlin's city center, you can choose to see the following sights and landmarks with 1-2 stops at locations of your choice: - Reichstag - New buildings in the Government Quarter - Main Train Station - Brandenburg Gate - Unter den Linden - Staatsoper - Museum Island - TV Tower - Nikolaiviertel - Gendarmenmarkt - Potsdam Square - Remains of the Berlin Wall - Philharmonie - Synagoge - Charlottenburg Palace - Memorial Church - KaDeWe - Victory Column - Bellevue Palace - Kongresshalle

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What people are saying about Museum Island

Great Museum that gives the visitor a very good overview of the architecture used by various civilizations over a very long period of time. I definitely recommend it to everyone visiting Berlin!

Very nicely curated exhibition and the building itself is impressive. Entering the museum was very fast and easy with the voucher and QR code.

It is an excellent museum, which has recreated the life in Pergamon during antiquity.

Love this museum! The Ishtar gate is unbelievable… good experience

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