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Neues Museum, Berlin

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4.3/5 based on 3,200+ reviews on the web
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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  • I think this museum is slightly bigger than its neighbour Pergamon Museum. It has a lot of Egyptian antiquities. Of course, the most famous is the bust of Nefertiti. But you cannot take pictures in th...  read more »
  • One of the most exciting and inspiring museums worldwide. A real must for all Berlin visitors. The architecture realized by David Chipperfield is unique and state-of-the-art. The conversion from a rui...  read more »
  • One of the museums that you can not miss in Berlin! Here you can learn much about the ancient Egypt and other ancient cultures, both European and Asian! The best thing to do is to buy some tickets that allow you to visit several museums in the city, so you can save yourself a couple of pesos!
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  • Really impressive building. Each room is almost as interesting as the art contained within. All the Egyptian stuff is great, and Nefertiti's bust is more impressive and beautiful than pictures can show. Although the museum staff was way overly aggressive about no one taking photos of Nefertiti. You can take a photo of almost everything else in the museum, just not that. I'm sure they think they have a good reason for that, but i'm also sure it's a bullshit reason. I saw them practically attack a very young boy by grabbing the lens of his camera because he didn't realize they were telling him not to take a photo. Then they wanted to scold him and his family for a few minutes about it. If i was a young boy it would have been enough drama to cause me to stop caring about the stupid statue of a head behind the glass and never think of it again. So congratulations, angry security guards and your no photo policy. You probably just made sure we have one less archeologist in the future.
  • The Neues Museum is a wonderful art repository situated on Museum island in the heart of The city of Berlin. The Neues Museum was heavily bombed during WWII, only reopening in 2009. The Neues Museum's most famous art work is the stucco coated limestone bust of the 3300 year old Egyptian Queen Nefertiti. Queen Nefertiti was the Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. The bust demonstrates the late Queen's exquisite beauty through incredible skin tones. After all Nefertiti means "the beautiful one has come". I first visited with the Queen's Bust in 1975 at it previous location at the Egyptian Museum in Charlottenburg. Das Neue Museum ist ein wunderbares auf der Museumsinsel gelegen Kunst-Repository im Herzen der Stadt Berlin. Das Neue Museum wurde im Zweiten Weltkrieg stark bombardiert, nur im Jahr 2009. Die berühmteste Kunstwerk des Neuen Museums Wiedereröffnung ist der Stuck überzogen Kalksteinbüste der 3300 Jahre alten ägyptischen Königin Nofretete. Königin Nofretete war die Große Königliche Gemahlin des ägyptischen Pharaos Echnaton. Die Büste zeigt den späten Königin exquisite Schönheit durch unglaubliche Hauttöne. Schließlich Nofretete bedeutet "die Schöne ist gekommen". Ich war zum ersten Mal mit der Büste der Königin im Jahre 1975 an sie vorherigen Position im Ägyptischen Museum in Charlottenburg.
  • Beautiful space - every room is unique - with a fascinating and informative collection. Well worth a visit!
  • I really enjoyed the exhibitions in the Neues Museum. The ticket price includes free coat check and a free audio tour through the museum. The audio tour supplemented the exhibition very well. Make sure to get the museum island ticket. Its not much more than the regular ticket, and you can visit all 5 museums on museum island within one day. Definitely worth it!
  • Museum staff ruin the experience with their gruff manner in particular the doorman who demanded I take off my coat and bag before I enquired about anthing. The one cafe in the museum complex is small ,inefficient and understaffed. We waited over twenty minutes to catch the eye of the waiter only to be told to call someone else. I have visited museums all over the world and would consider myself a fair minded person but I have never experienced such inefficiency or rudeness in any other country .
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