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Neues Museum (New Museum)
Neues Museum (New Museum)

Neues Museum (New Museum)

Bodestraße 1-3, Berlin, Germany, 10178

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.

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Berlin Skip-the-Line Pergamon and New Museum Guided Tour Plus Museum Island Pass
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Berlin Skip-the-Line Pergamon and New Museum Guided Tour Plus Museum Island Pass
$62.54 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Museum Island tour
Our guide, Michael (I think), was very knowledgeable and explained things with great and easy to follow detail. He was very helpful. I would highly recommend this tour.
Eric_H, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Berlin

star-4
Pergamon museum tour needs some help
Kathleen_G, Jun 2022
Berlin Skip-the-Line Pergamon and New Museum Guided Tour Plus Museum Island Pass
Good tour of the museum but we did not have whisper boxes. It was often very difficult to hear our tour guide.
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Berlin
JohnAlexander_R, Apr 2022
Skip-the-line Neues Museum & Pergamon Museum Guided Tour - Private Tour
We had a great time with our knowledgeable Tour Guide, Nick! Highly recommended!!! Could do it again!
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Museum Island Tour Guide of exceptional quality
Cynthia_B, Jun 2022
Berlin Skip-the-Line Pergamon and New Museum Guided Tour Plus Museum Island Pass
Jamie is a knowledgeable, friendly and skilled guide. He helped us tour the important rooms of the Pergamon and Neues Museums, so that our 3 hours were effectively used. He has a PhD in Archeological studies so we were treated to his wealth of knowledge about many of the ancient cultures of Europe and the Middle East. He is witty, made the subjects interesting and showed us pictures on his IPAD to contrast and enliven different periods of the structures and their surroundings we viewed in the museum (Babylonian Gate etc) He herded our group with exceptional skill and patience. I would definitely return for any tour that Jamie led!
star-5
A must do when in Berlin!
Petar_R, Jan 2020
Berlin Skip-the-Line Pergamon and New Museum Guided Tour Plus Museum Island Pass
Very good experience! The tour was amazing, the tour guide was good at his job, informative and fun to listen to. I would recommend this tour to anyone who has a thing for ancient history! Tipp: The Pergamon Museum is open only 20% due to major renovations (80%), but the tour still is worth the money because you also visit the New Museum. The Pergamon Museum will be in renovations untill 2025 year. Wish you all good time in Berlin!
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Guided tour of Pergamon and Neues Museum's a must
Toru_T, Jan 2020
Berlin Skip-the-Line Pergamon and New Museum Guided Tour Plus Museum Island Pass
Our (English-language) guide was a very knowledgeable Irishman who studies ancient history. 1.5 hours each in the Pergamon and Neues museums to ensure not to miss the most important displays as well as get a real understanding of things. Due to the season, neither museum was crowded (so the "skip-the-line" wasn't critical) but the level of understanding was much more enhanced. Highly recommended!!
star-5
Great value for money
Мария К, Oct 2019
Berlin Skip-the-Line Pergamon and New Museum Guided Tour Plus Museum Island Pass
Our guide Gabriela was knowledgeable and extremely professional. She understood the key interests of group members, eagerly answered all questions and, what is most important -was keeping dialogue on many related subjects. Really worth having this tour.
star-5
skip the line pergamon and new museum guided tour
Stay635505, Oct 2019
Berlin Skip-the-Line Pergamon and New Museum Guided Tour Plus Museum Island Pass
this tour was exceptional. The group was small (5) and our guide was informative, interactive and open to questions. The treasures in the museums made even better by the guide's expertise and knowledge.
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learned a lot of history of Germany
pjcumiskey, Sep 2019
Berlin Skip-the-Line Pergamon and New Museum Guided Tour Plus Museum Island Pass
Very educational. Learned a lot about Germany we didn’t know before. Our guide Mark, was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Overall a worthwhile tour.
star-5
Interesting
evasundin2019, Sep 2019
Berlin Skip-the-Line Pergamon and New Museum Guided Tour Plus Museum Island Pass
The guide Gaby was excellent. She tok us through the museum and described the history and things very lively.
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Morning with Mike at the Pergamon
Ann T, Sep 2019
Berlin Skip-the-Line Pergamon and New Museum Guided Tour Plus Museum Island Pass
We had a great tour. Mike knew so much about everything and shared the greatest stories. I loved all of his personal photos of buildings before reconstruction. i appreciate all the work that has been done to restore the buildings and the treasures. I recommend Mike as your guide for any tour he does. You will be rewarded. It is cognitive overload!!!!
star-5
great tour guide
Laurie P, Aug 2019
Berlin Skip-the-Line Pergamon and New Museum Guided Tour Plus Museum Island Pass
the tour guide is amazing. He is an archeologist and Ive learned a lot from him. the museums and the collections are amazing. Imagine Ashtar gate and the Market gate reconstructed inside the museum.
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Worth the money
Peggy_H, Aug 2019
Berlin Skip-the-Line Pergamon and New Museum Guided Tour Plus Museum Island Pass
The Pergamon is a very interesting, must-see museum and always has a huge line with a very long wait time. Walk right by with this pass. And also the other museums.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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