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Neues Museum, Berlin

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For a rare look at the iconic bust of the Egyptian queen Nefertiti, visit Neues Museum on the city's famous Museum Island. The museum houses vast collections of prehistoric and ancient Egyptian artifacts. The building itself draws both art and architecture enthusiasts with its award-winning use of modern iron construction and original Neoclassical design. Originally built between 1843 and 1855, it was designed by architect Friedrich August Stuler. The museum was closed in 1939 and was heavily damaged during the bombing raids of the city. Architect David Chipperfield spearheaded the post-war rebuilding efforts, and the museum finally reopened in 2009. Skip the long lines by booking your tickets online. Take a look at our Berlin road trip website to schedule your visit to Neues Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Limit the queue with the museum pass and arriving early. Many beautiful things to see, some masterpieces and the bust of Nefertiti, beautiful, fine, smiling, colorful as on the first day ... It's a marvel. Only downside, his left eye is hopelessly glassy, snif. To console me, I bought her portrait on a 3D card that comes alive when you move it and there, miracle, she blinks with her eyes smiling, half shy, half bemonous . Pictures of the beautiful forbidden in the room dedicated to her . The trick is to take it from the next room: a floor line materializes the authorized area. There is well 5 or 6 meters distance and the heads of visitors who interpose, so no interest with a smartphone . However, for the first time, I used my telephoto lens in a museum. With a little patience, you can capture a drinking image but with reflections on the window.
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  • Delightful part of the museum Island complex. It is really well laid out and the displays are thoughtfully and cleverly presented. Although it is famous for holding the bust of Nefertiti there is plen...  more »
  • Among the many museums that are located on the Island I highly recommend seeing this here. And very beautiful and known not only for the bust of Nefertiti but also for many other things The Ticket costs 12th
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  • If you love Egyptian history and artifacts you definitely need to visit this place. Quite a beautiful museum, with four levels, all decorated uniquely. I enjoyed very much!
  • Excellent museum with a good mix of information and beautiful exhibition space. The staff were informative and knowledgeable of the artifacts preserved in a clean space. Spread over four levels, one can breeze through quickly but also can spend a full day inside. Photos allowed in all spaces with exception to the famous bust of Nefertiti.
  • Huge museum ! Not covered in the Berlin pass but was worth the entry fee. Spend over two hours here I think, could stay longer or lesser amount of time depending on your interests! The museum itself was amazing the building was stunning and was at times more interesting than some of the displays. Really enjoyed it and would recommend if in berlin! Also given audio guide which is helpful and informative ! My photos don't show off how nice the museum is.
  • Excellent museum with lots of artifacts and good information surrounding them. The audio guide was not worth it in my opinion, could use a revamp. The Nefertiti sculpture was beautiful, I enjoyed the ground floor exhibitions the most.
  • The main reason I visited it (in a bit of a hurry) was to see the iconic (bust) of the Egyptian queen Nefertiti - breath taking (note- no photos allowed)! The Museum mainly exhibits the Egyptian and Prehistory and Early History collections - worth a visit!!
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