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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. To visit Neues Museum on your trip to Berlin, use our Berlin vacation generator.
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  • Devote at least half a day to this site which is full of unique exhibits in the world. It's always under renovation (as all of Berlin) but this does not disturb or slow down huge turnout of people. You stand in line for every admission to the museums, but it's worth it.
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  • We both enjoy history and (as a primary school teacher) I know a fair amount about Ancient Egypt. We pottered around the rooms and found some interesting artefacts, luckily for us the signs were in En...  more »
  • Many artifacts and Egyptian works. Only Nefertiti is worth the trip (a perfection that takes your breath away). Wonderful even bronze age gold hat. Precious finally Trojan jewels collections
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  • Incredible collection!! The prices are so reasonable too! I would recommend the 3 day pass for all 5 museums because there is just so much to see! I definitely didn't leave enough time for this museum, it's a full day if you want to see everything!!
  • The bust of Queen Nefertiti deserves itself a visit. Besides this, the museum offers a lot of other finds from ancient Egypt, some of them really interesting and giving you a clear idea of how life was thousands of years ago. Other sections of museum are displaying archaeological finds from Germany, interesting as well but in my opinion not as the Egyptian part, which is really amazing. The ticket is definitely worth.
  • Beautiful building and exhibition. However this museum is not optimally organized. We don't know if the collection is exposed by subjects or chronologically and there is no real "tour direction" until we reach the second floor. It is very nice that audio guides are included in the price of the entrance however they are of a really limited interest. We took the French version because it was offered but we would have like to be warned that not even half of the comments are available in this language (we would have take the English or German ones otherwise). It was really frustrating to be in front of some parts of the collection without any explanation while our fellow visitors had it in other languages. Furthermore we can see that a lot of comment were available but have been removed on the pieces of the exhibition. Sometime we just dialed some random number to have access to the informations we needed. It would be nice if some improvements are made on this side.
  • A great and varied collection of artefacts. Free audio guides and cloakrooms available. You could spend hours here if you want to see it thoroughly. The building is also mesmerising. I paid €6 as a student but the full price is €12. I think it represents good value! Be sure to eat before you go because it is even bigger than it looks.
  • Beautiful museum with lots of historical artifacts from the early ages (BC) including a wonderful section on Egyptian history. Main attraction is the original bust of Queen Nefertiti which is absolutely captivating. It's a pity they don't allow photographing it but I can understand why. If you are into museums and in Berlin, this one is highly recommended.