Explore the wonders of Ancient Egypt, Babylon, Greece and Rome on our tour through two remarkable museums. Admire the impressive artefacts and architectural structures and take a journey through history, gaining a critical understanding of the collection's relationship to Berlin, past and present.
- Bust of Nefertiti
- Market Gate of Miletus
- Ishtar Gate
All day skip the line museum pass
Please bring a mask- this is compulsory
MEETING POINT: Bodestrasse 2, 10178, Berlin. Meet on the bottom of the steps of the "James Simon Galerie" on Museum Island
James-Simon-Galerie, Bodestraße, Berlin, Germany
Offered byInsider Tour
Insider Tour invites 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 artefacts 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 centre 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 heritage as a cultural and architectural highlight. A tour with Insider takes you through 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 artefacts, 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, the Xanten Youth.
The Pergamon Altar is currently not on display due to ongoing construction works.