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Top 5 things to see on Museum Island

Museum Island is worth a visit for the architecture alone, with Berlin's biggest and best exhibits shared between colossal structures that include the city's old cathedral. Here are some of the highlights among the various collections!

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The Ishtar Gate

The Pergamon Museum boasts ancient monumental treasures such as the Ishtar Gate and Market Gate of Miletus. Unfortunately, the Pergamon itself is closed for renovations until 2019!

The Hildesheim Treasure

One of the largest collections of Ancient Roman silver was discovered by Prussian soldiers in Hildesheim, Germany. Dating back to 1AD, see it in all its glory at the Altes Museum.

The Bust of Nefertiti

On display at the Neues Museum is one of Ancient Egypt's most recognizable artifacts. It provides remarkable insight into the civilization's royal and artistic cultures.

The Forty Martyrs of Sabaste

Among the Bode Museum's impressive collection of Byzantine art is this haunting 10th-century ivory relief of 40 soldiers frozen to death under the persecution of Licinus I.

Iron Rolling Mill

Not a real "Eisenwalzwerk" of course, but one of Adolf Menzel's most brutally atmospheric paintings. It's exhibited alongside many German masterpieces at the Alte Nationalgalerie.

Museum Island: Our Tips

What are the opening times?

All the museums are open from 9:00AM to 6:00PM, and until 8:00PM on Thursdays. They are closed on Mondays except for the Pergamon Museum and Neues Museum which are open all week. If you can't decide between exhibitions, consider starting with a walking tour of the area to learn more about the buildings themselves, or get free tickets for 3 days with the Berlin Museum Pass!

How to get there?

Museum Island is just a short walk from both Friedrichstrasse (S + U Bahns) and Hackescher Markt (S Bahn) stations. There are also buses to nearby Friedrichstrasse (147), Staatsoper (TXL), and Lustgarten (100, 200), as well as trams to Hackescher Markt (M4, M5, M6) and Am Kupfergraben (M1, 12).

Good to Know

  • When to visit
    9:00AM to 6:00PM, Thursdays until 8:00PM. Closed Mondays except Pergamon and Neues Museum.
  • What is the price?
    Prices vary by museum, or get the Berlin Museum Pass!
  • Will I need a guide?
    It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    Easily reachable from the Friedrichstrasse and Hackescher Markt stations, as well as several bus and tram stops.
  • Additional tips
    **Note that the Pergamon Altar is closed until 2019 for renovations! *

What People Are Saying About Museum Island

In the end, all was well, but a little nerve-wracking

I booked at the last minute - the day before - and only after booking did I get the message that I would receive the tickets "in 48 hours", but that would have been too late! In he end, the tickets arrived just before I left for the museum. I also was unable to reach anyone to get help. However, as I said, it turned out fine.

Without queuing: ticket Altes Museum Berlin Reviewed by Kathleen, 01/10/2017

Fiirst group to the top of the tower - definitely worth it.

Skip the long queue & go straight to the observation deck. We started early and had excellent choice of views. Definitely worth the extra funds...

Skip the Line: TV Tower Early Bird Tickets Reviewed by Margaret, 01/07/2017

SO VERY GLAD to have pre-booked and 'skipped the line'.

SO VERY GLAD to have pre-booked and 'skipped the line'. Especially once we got to the Neues Museum (Egyptian Museum) to find a line for tickets almost one kilometre long of people waiting to buy their ticket in freezing cold weather and we just walked in.

Skip the Line: Neues Museum Berlin Tickets Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 01/07/2017

To save queuing it was definitely a good idea to book before we went

The tower is situated in a very busy part of Berlin with lots of shops and eateries. If you do not book beforehand you will queue for a while to get in. The view is fantastic and probably the best time to visit is between 12 and 2 pm when hopefully it is clear enough to see for miles.

Skip the Line: Berlin TV Tower Ticket Reviewed by Satish, 12/31/2016

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Skip the Line: Berlin TV Tower Ticket Reviewed by Scott, 12/30/2016

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