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Berlin WelcomeCard: Museum Island & Public Transport

1. 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: Pergamon & New Museum Tour and Museum Island Pass

2. Berlin: Pergamon & New Museum Tour and Museum Island Pass

Hosted by an expert guide, you will not only be able to admire the impressive artifacts and architectural structures, you will also take a journey through history and gain a critical understanding of the collection's relationship to Berlin's past and present. Hear stories about how heavily destroyed the museums were after the end of WWII when the Museum Island was almost a complete ruin. Only in 1999 was Museum Island awarded UNESCO status. This tour will introduce you to the Mesopotamian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Greek, Egyptian, Antique art and culture. The guide gives a very detailed explanation of how these cultures began, why they were important throughout history and what is their heritage today. Visit the famous Ishtar Gate, learn when it was built and why, as well as the beautiful bust of Nefertiti and the Market Gate of Miletus. After the tour, visit the remaining museums of the Museum Island at your own pace. The Bode Museum offers sculptures dated in the Middle Ages up until the early Renaissance and a collection of artifacts from Byzantine art. If you wish to see ancient Greek and Roman decorative art, you should visit the Altes Museum that contains a permanent collection of ancient Greek and Roman vases and statues. In the Alte Nationalgalerie, you can enjoy exhibitions of Neoclassical, Romantic, Impressionist and Modernist art.

Berlin: Altes Museum Entrance Ticket

3. 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: Sayings, Legends and Myths Mystical Walking Tour

4. Berlin: Sayings, Legends and Myths Mystical Walking Tour

Tour a different side of Berlin, on a mystical guided walk through all the capital's mythical and legendary locations. Learn of Berlin's foundation at the St. George monument, hear the legend of the Berlin pancake, and meet the muses of Zeus. See the city sights and allow yourself to wonder. Meet your guide at the statue of St. George, the dragon slayer, and learn his epic tale. Admire the place where Berlin was founded and listen to the legend of Abrecht the Bear. Discover the ways that myths of fire-breathing dragons came to be in Berlin and why some still believe it today. Take a short walk to marvel at Berlin's Nikolai Quarter and hear about the most powerful craftsmen's association in the city. There, get introduced to the legend of the Berlin pancake and what the Muses of Zeus have to do with Berlin. At the Fountain of Neptune, the God Neptune is believed to be the protector of Berlin. Discuss why Kaiser Wilhelm II amused an entire nation over a fountain and whether these legends are just myths or the real thing. End the experience in the Lustgarten at the Berlin Cathedral.

Berlin: Skip-the-line Pergamon Museum and Museum Island Tour

5. Berlin: Skip-the-line Pergamon Museum and Museum Island Tour

Enjoy expert live commentary on a guided tour of the mecca of ancient history, culture and art. Visit the Pergamon Museum (Pergamonmuseum) - a golden star of the Museum Island in Berlin - with a History Expert Guide and learn all about ancient civilizations, from Egypt to the Near East. See the treasures from a long-gone world! The 2-hour option includes skip-the-line tickets and a guided tour of the Pergamon Museum. It is a rare opportunity to see ancient architecture, German post-antiquity art, and Middle Eastern and Islamic art housed under one roof. Your Private Guide will help you to navigate the museum while providing expert commentary on the exhibits of art and antiques from ancient Rome, Greece, Babylon, Persia art and beyond. Among the museum’s highlights you will find the famous Pergamon Altar built during the reign of the Ancient Greek King Eumenes II in the first half of the 2nd century BC, a 17-meter-high Market Gate of Miletus, the Babylonian Ishtar Gate and many more! Choose the 3-hour option for a guided tour of the Pergamon Museum with private transport. This option includes a reliable pickup and drop-off service at your accommodation in Berlin. We will arrange a Professional Driver to take you directly to the meeting point in a clean, private vehicle. We recommend booking this extra service as there are time slots to enter the Pergamon Museum so you do not want to be late or lost! Choose the 4-hour option to enhance your visit to the Pergamon Museum with a guided tour of the Museum Island, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See highlights such as Altes Museum, Neues Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie, Berliner Schloss, State Opera and the Bebelplatz. This option includes skip-the-line tickets to the magnificent Berlin Cathedral. It is the most iconic church in Berlin, boasting awe inspiring Baroque and Renaissance style interiors with beautiful works of art and breathtaking views from the dome. During the walking tour you will also learn about other attractions of the Museum Island, such as Choose the 5-hour option to add private transport to the 4-hour itinerary. This option includes private car transfers (with a pickup and drop-off at your accommodation) and a guided tour of the Museum Island with admission to its top 2 attractions: Pergamon Museum and the Berlin Cathedral. Save time and effort by booking private transport in advance!

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What people are saying about Altes Museum

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 635 reviews

I had some trouble figuring out where to pick up the pass, but once I had it in hand it was a breeze to use! A very easy process and I got to visit lots of museums

Didn’t have to wait in line and could walk right through. The audio guide from the museum was great!

Perfect suves and drops as much as you want and in all public transport, metro, train, tram and bus

Despite general current restrictions, we enjoyed our visit to Berlin.

easy and relaxed travel with discounts on admissions