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Berlin State Museums

Berlin State Museums: Our most recommended tours and activities

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: "Pergamonmuseum. The Panorama" Exhibition Tickets

3. 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

4. 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: Museum of Photography Entry Ticket

5. Berlin: Museum of Photography Entry Ticket

Visit The Museum of Photography in Berlin which contains a vast collection of photographs from the 19th century to the present day. Opened in 2004, the Museum is divided into 5 main sections, each reflecting different aspects of the collection of work. Wander through the photographic archive, the collection of artistic photography, the personal archive, the photogrammetric holdings, and historical postcards. See pictures that were taken in the early days of photography and pictures that reflect current events.  Explore the permanent Helmut Newton exhibition. A Berlin native and an iconic figure in modern photography, Newtown was known for his provocative work in the world of fashion. Find his cameras, his art collection, the famous Newton-mobile, and many more artifacts from his life. Enjoy the current temporary exhibitions on display such as Body Performance and Post-War Modern Photography.

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: Altes Museum Entrance Ticket

7. 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: Palace of Köpenick Entrance Ticket

8. Berlin: Palace of Köpenick Entrance Ticket

Make your way to the Köpenick Palace, located on a manmade island on the outskirts of the old town center of Köpenick, just 30 minutes from Berlin. Go directly to the Palace's main entrance and show your mobile or printed voucher to access the museum. Travel back in time as you stroll through the exhibition space used by the Kunstgewerbemuseum since 1963. Get lost in "RoomArt", an exhibition that focuses on decorative arts of the Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo periods. Spend time moving across 3 floors, filled with outstanding masterworks in interior design from the 16th to 18th centuries. Go down to the basement and observe an exhibition of archaeological findings that documents the history of settlement and building on the island of Schloss Köpenick.

Berlin: Entry Ticket To The Kunstgewerbemuseum

9. Berlin: Entry Ticket To The Kunstgewerbemuseum

Discover the Kunstgewerbemuseum, home to world-famous testimonies of European craftsmanship and design. As the oldest museum of decorative arts in Germany, it includes ornate reliquaries of gold and precious stones, precious vases from glass or porcelain, finely embroidered dresses, detailed furniture, and classics of modern industrial design. Admire the permanent and special exhibitions of the Kunstgewerbemuseum which can be seen in 2 places in Berlin: at the Kulturforum near Potsdamer Platz and in the picturesque Köpenick Castle on a peninsula in the Dahme, where masterpieces of the art of space are displayed from the 16th to the 18th century. Explore the spacious exhibition rooms and open staircase as you see the showpieces of the collection. Designed as a "built landscape", the museum's greenery reflects the neighboring lush green park Tiergarten.

Berlin: Museum Europäischer Kulturen Entry Ticket

10. Berlin: Museum Europäischer Kulturen Entry Ticket

Step into the Museum Europäischer Kulturen and uncover artifacts of everyday European everyday culture dating from the 18th century to today. Explore a diverse assortment of arts and crafts, music, and culinary delights. Traverse across borders as you wander through the museum designed to embody the lived realities of Europeans, different European cultures, and their various artistic traditions. Go back in time by looking at historical collections and then shift to current issues as you see artifacts from today. See work that is characterized by the term ‘cultural contact’, through permanent and temporary exhibitions. ‘Cultural Contacts: Living in Europe’, the permanent exhibition on show displays cross-sections of the collection and research from the public study known as the Contemporary Showcase.

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What people are saying about Berlin State Museums

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 6,434 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.

Buying my ticket on GYG saved me waiting in the looooong line at the ticket counter! So glad I got to experience this beautiful museum.

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.