Things to do in Museum Island
Berlin’s Museum Island owes its name to the fact that the precious collections of five museums really are located on an island – in the arms of the River Spree, which meanders through the city centre. The imposing buildings from the 19th and 20th centuries adorn the island to form one of the most important museums sites in Europe.
Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999, the so-called Museumsinsel is comprised of five renowned German museums showcasing an enormous range of art, spanning from Ancient Egypt to 19th century Europe. Six thousand years of human history are waiting to be explored, with each museum offering a different slice of history.
The Pergamon Museum is the star of the show with its awe-inspiring architectural facades and gates from ancient worlds. Renowned for the Pergamon Altar and the Ishtar Gate of Babylon, its newest attraction is the 360-degree panorama 'Masterpieces from the Ancient Metropolis by Yadegar Asisi'. The panorama turns an ancient world into reality, allowing visitors to travel back in time and to experience the original location of the Altar itself.
The Altes Museum is the oldest complex in the area (built in 1830) and contains mainly Greek and Roman antiquities as well as parts of the rare collection of antiques by Frederick Wilhelm II.
The Neues Museum is known for its prehistoric and Egyptian collection including the legendary bust of the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti.
The Alte Nationalgalerie focuses on the Romantic and Impressionists period; a collection containing the most important German art works.
The Bode Museum showcases sculptures and other works of late antique and Byzantine art.
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Private Pergamon Museum mobile app tour with skip-the-line entrance
Visit the Pergamon Museum and follow an offline self-guided audio tour using an app on your phone.
Pergamon Museum skip-the-line ticket
See the world-famous Pergamon Museum. Save time with a skip-the-line ticket.
Altes Museum skip-the-line tickets
Visit the Altes Museum in Berlin, one of the most important museums in Germany. With its antiquities collections it is part of the famous Museum Island.
Skip-the-line ticket for Asisi Panorama of Ancient World with Pergamon Altar
Visit Ancient Greece with a stunning 360-degree painting that makes you experience the beauty of the Pergamon Altar in its original size and location.
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Reviews Museum Island
“It was a wise decision to buy beforehand the Pergamon Museum Tickets, through Musement, since we skipped an at least one hour waiting time line! Time is precious when you are on holidays! Great experience!”