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Neues Museum (New Museum) Tours and Activities

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Neues Museum (New Museum)
Located on Berlin’s UNESCO-listed Museum Island, the Neues Museum is home to the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection, the Museum of Pre- and Early History, and the Collection of Classical Antiquities. Restored and reopened in 2009 after having been left a ruin post World War II, the museum proudly displays the bust of Egyptian Queen Nefertiti.

The Basics
The impressive Neues Museum features over 9,000 objects from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages across Europe and the Middle East. In addition to the bust of Nefertiti, museum highlights include Egyptian mummies, barbarian pirate’s trove from the third century, and the Berlin Green Head, an Egyptian sculpture from around 350 BC. The building itself is noteworthy, with war damage incorporated into the reconstruction instead of covered over.

Some guided tours that visit the Neues Museum include skip-the-line admission to the Neues and Pergamon museums with the Museum Island day pass. Those who want to set their own itinerary can book individual tickets or purchase the Berlin Pass, which includes entry to over 50 attractions and museums, or the 3-day Museum Pass Berlin, which includes more than 30 museums.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Neues Museum is a must for pre- and early history enthusiasts.
  • Book your timed ticket ahead of time to skip the line if you plan to visit independently.
  • The entire museum’s exhibitions and bathrooms are wheelchair accessible.
  • Audio guides are available in English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish.

How to Get There
The Neues Museum is located in Berlin Mitte on Museum Island. No parking is available, so the most convenient way to arrive is on foot from other nearby sights such as the Pergamon Museum or by public transit. Take the S-bahn to Hackescher Markt, tram M1 or 12 to Georgenstrasse/Am Kupfergraben, or bus 100 or 200 to Lustgarten.

When to Get There

The Neues Museum is one of Berlin’s most popular sights, and ticket lines can be long, especially during the summer months. Visit the museum first thing in the morning—prereserved timed ticket in hand—and head directly to the Nefertiti exhibit for the best shot at an uncrowded viewing. Thursday evening, when the museum stays open late, is another opportunity to avoid the usual crowds. The museum is closed on Mondays.

The Antiquities of the Neues Museum
Built as an overflow building to the Altes Museum (Old Museum) in the mid-1800s, the Neues Museum is now home to the well-known bust of Nefertiti, queen of Egypt. Additional prized artifacts on display include silver vessels from Priam’s Treasure thought to be from ancient Troy; the late–Bronze Age Berlin Gold Hat, a gold-leaf covering that stands almost 30 inches (75 cm) high; and a 700,000-year-old axe from the earliest Stone Age.
Address: Bodestraße 1-3, Berlin 10178, Germany
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14 Tours and Activities to Experience Neues Museum (New Museum)

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Berlin Skip-the-Line Pergamon and New Museum Guided Tour Plus Museum Island Pass

Berlin Skip-the-Line Pergamon and New Museum Guided Tour Plus Museum Island Pass

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Ensuring you see the best of Berlin’s Museumsinsel’s (Museum Island’s) vast collection can be a daunting task. Marvel at the UNESCO-listed Pergamon Museum’s and the Neues Museum's (New Museum's)  highlights on a guided tour and enjoy skip-the-line entry to both museums on this cultural experience, which includes entry to all five of Museumsinsel’s museums. Travel back in time to the age of Enlightenment and admire classic artefacts including The Bust of Nefertiti, Market Gate of Miletus, and the Ishtar Gate. Receive personalized attention on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
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Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour

Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour

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Experience Berlin’s past and present on this half-day guided walking tour through the city's Mitte district. Visit landmarks from the city’s Prussian, Imperial, Nazi, Cold War and modern eras, offering insight into the evolution of this fascinating German capital. Stroll along the iconic Berlin Wall and follow Unter den Linden to the Brandenburg Gate. Then check out the rebuilt Reichstag and the Holocaust Memorial and hear the amazing stories of Cold War Berlin at Checkpoint Charlie. Your walking tour of Berlin also includes a complimentary city map and guidebook.
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Berlin Bike Tour

Berlin Bike Tour

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Get to know the best of Berlin on this guided bike tour. Learn the history of the city, from its beginnings to its role as capital of the Nazi Third Reich, to the divided city of the Cold War, to the modern-day capital of a unified Germany. This tour includes a trip to the Berlin Wall Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburg Gate and more. Choose from a half- or full-day tour, with a stop for lunch at a beer garden on the longer tour (own expense).
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3-Hour Berlin Highlights Bike Tour

3-Hour Berlin Highlights Bike Tour

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Pedal around Berlin like a local on this half-day highlights tour. Perfect for cycling enthusiasts who are short on time, this tour introduces you to the must-see attractions in Berlin, including the Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie, the Brandenburg Gate, and others. No worries about navigation; you'll follow your guides on a carefully curated route while listening to engaging narration on Berlin's culture and history.
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Explore Berlin: Top Attractions Walking Tour

Explore Berlin: Top Attractions Walking Tour

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Get an insider’s look at Berlin, the capital and cultural centerpiece of Germany, on this guided walking tour. Visit some of Berlin’s most popular attractions — like the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag and Checkpoint Charlie — as well as a few lesser-known locations that many group sightseeing tours miss. Learn about the history of Berlin, from the time of the Teutonic Knights to its role as capital of the Nazi Third Reich, to the divided city of the Cold War, to the modern-day capital of a unified Germany.
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Berlin WelcomeCard Museum Island (Including Public Transport & Discounts)

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Explore a number of popular museums and attractions in Berlin with this Welcome Card Museum Island. Enjoy discounts from 25 to 50 percent at up to 200 Berlin attractions and highlights as well as free travel on public transportation for three days. This special ticket also includes daily entry to the Museum Island museums so you can explore these UNESCO-listed buildings at your own pace.
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Classic Sights and Hidden Histories of Berlin's Museum Island Audio Tour

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Explore Museum Island (Museumsinsel) at your own pace and discover hidden Berlin histories on this audio tour from Rory MacLean, the best-selling author of "Stalin's Nose" and "Berlin: Imagine a City." Download the app and hear the rich history behind City Palace (Berlin Stadtschloss), Neues Museum (New Museum), and other key sights. Audio plays automatically, meaning you can pop your phone in your pocket and focus on your surroundings.
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Join best-selling author Rory MacLean in Berlin with 3(for2) audio walking tours

Join best-selling author Rory MacLean in Berlin with 3(for2) audio walking tours

Discover Berlin's grandest boulevard, Tom Cruise's favourite sausage stand, Museum Island, the Reichstag, and the Jewish Memorial at your own pace with a self-guided GPS audio tour. Explore parts of the city you'd only heard of in the movies and history books with three audio tours by best-selling author Rory MacLean (Berlin: Imagine a City, Stalin's Nose, and Pravda Ha Ha). Rory has known three Berlins: West Berlin where he made movies with David Bowie and Marlene Dietrich, East Berlin where he researched his first bestseller, and now the unified capital. Dive into his Berlin when you buy all three of his tours for the price of two! The three routes include a tour of Kurfürstendamm - the capital's grandest boulevard; a tour of Museum Island; and a tour of Berlin's often tumultuous and endlessly fascinating history which unfolds in the city centre. All of which you can explore on your own schedule and at your own pace.
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Skip-the-line Neues Museum & Pergamon Museum Guided Tour - Private Tour

Skip-the-line Neues Museum & Pergamon Museum Guided Tour - Private Tour

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Get lost in the cultures of Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia on this private guided tour of two of the most important cultural museums in Berlin.This unforgettable experience allows you to take a journey through history in just 3-hours. And they said the impossible couldn’t be accomplished! Both these museums will send you on a whirlwind tour around the ancient world without having to step a foot off Museum Island. Highlights Generally Include: Museum Island The Bust of Nefertiti The Berlin Green Man The Berlin Gold Hat The Skull of the Neanderthal Market Gate of Miletus Pergamon Altar Ishtar Gate
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Skip-the-line Neues & Pergamon Museum + Berlin City Guided Tour - Private Tour

Skip-the-line Neues & Pergamon Museum + Berlin City Guided Tour - Private Tour

Join us on the ultimate Berlin Tour! Combine world culture and local history in this 6h private guided combo tour of Neues & Pergamon Museums followed by our essential Berlin History Walk. Our passionate guide will lead you through all main highlights in the most culturally renowned museums in the country and pairing that with the city’s eclectic history including Hitler’s bunker and Jewish Memorial. No other tour will cover this much terrain and history and our professional guides will ensure this is the best experience you and your family have during your trip! Highlights Generally Include: Museum Island The Bust of Nefertiti The Berlin Green Man The Berlin Gold Hat The Skull of the Neanderthal Market Gate of Miletus Pergamon Altar Ishtar Gate Berlin Cathedral The TV Tower Royal Palace Berlin Wall Former SS Headquarters Book burning memorial Holocaust Memorial Checkpoint Charlie Hitler’s Bunker Brandemburg Gate
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myCityHunt scavenger hunt Berlin

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Berlin Private Half-Day Walking Tour: Discover the German Capital’s History

Berlin Private Half-Day Walking Tour: Discover the German Capital’s History

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Trace almost 800 years of history on this private, half-day walking tour of Berlin. Since its founding in the 13th century, Berlin has been the capital of an empire, the epicenter of a sexual and artistic revolution, a fascist dictatorship, torn in two and, finally, reunited. Delve into the German capital’s history with your own personal guide, checking off key sights such as Brandenburg Gate, Hitler’s Bunker (Führerbunker), and a section of the Berlin Wall along the way.
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Berlin Small-Group Tour: Sights History And Stories of Berlin's Past And Present

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This is Berlin's most in-depth group tour. Designed for the true history buffs who want to get the most out of Berlin in one day, this 6-hour small-group tour puts you in touch with one of our best, most experienced guides, and lets them do what they do best: show you Berlin. We'll cover all eras of Berlin's history, we'll see all the big sights in the city centre, and we'll go off the beaten track to see the sights most visitors never even hear about, let alone visit.
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Berlin Short-Spot Walking Tour: Architecture Museum Island

Berlin Short-Spot Walking Tour: Architecture Museum Island

Visit the most famous UNESCO heritage buildings in a short time with a local guide in a small group. The walking tour takes 1 hour and gives you an understandable overview of the seven buildings in different styles. With this type of walking tour, discover the things that interest you without having to search for places and routes yourself. You can combine this tour with our other short spot tours in Berlin that they can be combined, and you can visit other most known attractions on the same day.
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