Museum Island

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An ensemble of five museums on Spree Island, next door to the Berlin Cathedral, the complex hosts one of the most recognizable artworks of Ancient Egypt: the Bust of Nefertiti, which can be seen at the Neues Museum (New Museum).

But there’s a lot more to see at the other four museums: the Alte Museum (Old Museum), the Bode-Museum, named after an influential art historian, the Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery) and the Pergamon-Museum, named after the ancient Greek Pergamon Altar that can be visited there. The Old and the New museums display the Egyptian Papyrus collection, the Library of Antiquity and Nefertiti’s bust, while the Old National Gallery and the Bode museums host works from Monet, Manet and Renoir and also an incredible collection of Byzantine art.

The most well-known museum of the complex, the Pergamon, was built to exhibit artifacts from the 19th-century excavations of German archaeologists in Pergamon and Asia minor. It now attracts one million visitors per year interested in seeing the Market Gate of Miletus and the Ishtar Gate.

Contacts & Details

Breite Street 13089 Berlin

Sunday:

10:00 – 18:00

Tuesday:

10:00 – 18:00

Wednesday:

10:00 – 18:00

Thursday:

10:00 – 20:00

Friday:

10:00 – 18:00

Saturday:

10:00 – 18:00