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  • Duration
    3 hours
  • Spoken Language
    English
  • Pickup
    Museum Island, Berlin, Germany
    *** Present your voucher at least 15 minutes before departure***

     

    Departure times
    Jan 1 - Mar 31: Sat & Sun | Apr 1st - Sept 30: Tues, Thurs, Sat & Sun

     

    Bring
    Printed Voucher
    Lunch & drinks (optional but recommended)
    Public transportation ticket. You'll require an AB zone ticket (one way is 3,40EUR or a day pass is 7,70EUR and a small group ticket for up to 5 people for the day 20,80EUR).

     

    Inclusions
    VIP entry, no queuing.
    This price includes a Museum Island day pass, valid for all the museums on the island for that day. Other island Museums are closed on Monday.

     

Pergamon and New Museum Tour

3 hours

We invite you to discover the jewels of Berlin's world-famous Museum Island. Explore the wonders of Ancient Egypt, Babylon, Greece, and Rome on our exclusive tour through two remarkable museums: the Pergamon and the New Museum. Hosted by one of Insider's expert guides, you will not only be able to admire the impressive artifacts and architectural structures, you will also be taking a journey through history and gaining a critical understanding of the collection's relationship to Berlin, past, and present.

The ferocious bombing campaign of WWII and the final Battle of Berlin left the center of the city, including Museum Island, in almost complete ruin. Following the war, the area was allocated to East Berlin, which resulted in a stagnant rebuilding process. Only in 1999 was Museum Island awarded UNESCO status, securing its cultural heritage as an architectural and social result of the Ages of Enlightenment & Empire. A tour with Insider takes you through these different eras to the present state of continual renovation: literally a tour of history in the making.

By engaging with the whole of Museum Island, its renowned Prussian architecture, the collection of ancient structures and artifacts, and the contemporary approach to restoration, you will be able to experience the Pergamon and the New Museum in a unique light.

How did the Bauhaus aesthetic inadvertently preserve Prussian-era Egyptian fresco facsimiles? Who found the bust of Nefertiti lying face down in the dirt in 1912 and how did she end up in Berlin? Where can one walk down a contemporary staircase based on Classical proportions which is scarred with WWII bullet holes? Join Insider for an unforgettable tour of Berlin's two finest museums and immerse yourself in history.

Some highlights include:

The Bust of Nefertiti

Market Gate of Miletus

Ishtar Gate

Byzantine Boy

The Pergamon Altar is currently not on display due to ongoing construction works.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation more than a week in advance: administration costs of 15%
Cancellation between a week and 48 hours prior to departure date: 50% of the total amount
Cancellation less than 48 hours prior to departure date: 100% of the total amount
No show: no restitution 

Address: Museum Island, Berlin, Germany