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Walking tour of the Museum Island in Berlin including a tour of the New Museum with the bust of Nefertiti.

Tour information

Learn more about the history of the Museum Island on this guided tour and visit with us as a highlight the Egyptian Museum in the renovated New Museum. Immerse yourself in the life of the ancient Egyptians, see mummies, tons of sarcophagi, and learn how people prepared for their journey after death. And all this with professional guidance and without waiting in line at the museum entrance.

Tour description

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage site: the Berlin Museum Island. In 1830, the Prussian architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel completed his masterpiece on the city’s most prominent square, opposite the kings castle: the Old Museum. Over the next hundred years, the New Museum, the Old National Gallery, Pergamon Museum and the Bode Museum have been built and became a place of art. Heavy destruction in the war has left scars that are today sensitively preserved and integrated by international star architects. The result is the spectacular contrasts of old and new, of destruction and liveliness as this is also typical for Berlin. The highlight of the Egyptian collection is the 3500-year-old bust of Nefertiti.

On this tour you will see:

Lustgarten, Berlin Cathedral and the rebuilt city palace – the heart of Prussian Berlin
Pergamon Museum – the youngest of the museums on Museum Island
Old Museum – important collection of Greek and Roman works of art
Old National Gallery – shows works from Max Liebermann and Caspar David Friedrich
James Simon Gallery – David Chipperfield’s entrance hall to the Museum Island complex
Bust of Nefertiti – Portrait of the wife of the pharaoh Echnaton
Berliner Grüner Kopf – a stunning lifelike portrait of an Egyptian official
Egyptian Courtyard and other magnificently painted museum halls from the 19th century
Boy of Xanten – perfectly preserved Roman bronze sculpture discovered by fishermen in the Rhine river

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