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New Museum on Museum Island in Berlin

New Museum on Museum Island in Berlin

In the Neues Museum you can see the development of the prehistoric and early cultures of Eurasia from the Palaeolithic to the High Middle Ages.

On a huge area of 8000 square metres it houses almost 9000 objects.
In the Neues Museum you can see the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection with the bust of Nefertiti, the Museum of Prehistory and Early History with objects from the treasure of Priamos as well as parts of the Collection of Classical Antiquities. The oldest object in the Neues Museum is a 700,000-year-old Palaeolithic hand-wedge.
In the basement, in the form of a vault, there are collections from the Pharaonic and Greek periods to the afterlife. From this basement a staircase leads down to a replica burial chamber. On floor 1 (entrance level) finds from Schliemann's Troy, Cyprus and Egypt are exhibited. On level 2 there are the special exhibitions, and on floor 3 the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Ice Age, Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age are presented systematically and comprehensively with finds. A highlight here is the "Berliner Goldhut".

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Location & Sights nearby

The New Museum is located north of the Old Museum (Altes Museum) on Museum Island. The island is part of the world cultural heritage and houses numerous other museums such as the famous Pergamonmuseum, the Bode Museum the Altes Museum, the Old National Gallery and the Vorderasiatisches Museum (in the Pergamonmuseum). The Berlin Cathedral and Alexanderplatz are within walking distance.



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Brief history of the New Museum

The Old Museum am Lustgarten was no longer able to accommodate the constantly growing collections, which is why the Neues Museum was built between 1843 and 1855 according to plans by Friedrich August Stüler, a pupil of Karl Friedrich Schinkel. It is one of the most important building projects of the Prussian period.  It was to house the royal art collections and be open to the public as an educational institution. The museum was closed at the beginning of the Second World War in 1939 and was badly damaged during the bombing of Berlin. The reconstruction was supervised by the English architect David Chipperfield. It is hard to believe that the museum was closed for 70 years until it reopened on 16 October 2009 and received the RIBA European Award 2010 and the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture 2011.

Address, opening hours...


Address: Bodestraße 3, 10178 Berlin
Opening times: Monday to Sunday: 10am to 6pm / Thursday: 10am to 8pm.
Admission: 12 Euro,  concessions: 6 Euro
Public transport: U-Bahn U6 (Friedrichstraße), S-Bahn S1, S2, S3 (Friedrichstraße); S5, S7, S75 (Hackescher Markt), Tram M1, 12 (Am Kupfergraben); M4, M5, M6 (Hackescher Markt), Bus TXL (Staatsoper); 100, 200 (Am Lustgarten); 147 (Friedrichstraße)

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Visit the New Museum on the famous Museum Island in Berlin. Save yourself the long waiting time with this ticket.

Save yourself the long waiting times at the New Museum with this ticket. See the bust of Nefertiti. Visit the New Museum, a major work in the history of art, museums and technology of the 19th century. Admire exhibits from the Egyptian Museum and the Papyrus Collection, the Museum of Prehistoric Protohistory and the Antiquities Collection.

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Explore the Pergamon Museum in Berlin with its three impressive collections. Skip the line with this ticket.

Great archaeological museum, which houses many interesting antique collections. The Museum of Islamic Art and the Middle East Museum belong to the Pergamon Museum and they invite the visitors to immerse themselves into ancient times and their arts.

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