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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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  • Interesting exposition, very wise arrangement of rooms, audio guide, locker room and luggage storage, everything is there for an additional fee (outer clothing better withdraw and leave the bulky bags, backpacks). The bust of Nefertiti is astounding: the ideal facial features as if froze for just a second.
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  • The presentation of the exhibits under glass is excellent. In a building which had been rebuild after the war - showing the old walls within a modern architecture.  more »
  • As an architect, the most interesting is the architecture of the remodeling and expansion of David Chipperfield. One pass!
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  • Slightly weird mix of exhibits from ancient Egypt though Germanic finds. On the whole, though, very interesting and enjoyable. Free audio tour is very helpful. Best of all, relatively uncrowded, especially compared with next-die Pergamon Museum. Even key exhibits like the bust of Nefertiti and the Berlin Gold Hat are easily accessible and usually not too overrun.
  • Absolutely huge museum with more exhibits than you could possibly fathom. My girlfriend convinced me to go here based on her love for ancient Egypt and we both loved it thoroughly! If you're even slightly interested in ancient Egypt you'll have an amazing time.
  • General: A huge exhibition describing the art and craft of ancient empires and dating all the way back to the beginning of humanity. Good: ✓ Beautiful finds and relics ✓ The building is impressive ✓ The new Egypt-China was intriguing ✓ The interactive audio guide that lights up on special spots was fun Bad: × audio guide sections were sometimes hard to find, you had to patrol a whole room to find it. × Google is wrong it takes more than 5 hours to cover everything, the top floor I practically sprinted × dates! Why don't you have years of centuries on the pieces, date would give a relic done context
  • What I like most of all about this place is the design of museum rooms. It is so well developed so the exhibition items seem to have been there from the very beginning of their existence. And of course the jewel of the museum is Nefertiti bust which impresses you so deeply that you can spend hours contemplating and admiring the beauty of it!
  • A great place to spend your day. Very good facilities, friendly staff, amazing collection of mainly egyptian antiquities. A small section on Cyprus also. Very impressed with the architecture. Price was EUR 12 pp

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