MUSEUM ISLAND BERLIN
Tickets & Tours
Select your Museum Island Tickets & Tours
Combo & City Passes
- Explore all the museums of Museum Island, including the Altes Museum, Neues Museum, Bodemuseum, Das Panorama, and Alte Nationalgalerie, with this ticket, valid for a single day.
- Immerse yourself in ancient Greek and Roman cultures, and delve into captivating histories
- Marvel at Egyptian treasures, and appreciate artworks spanning different periods.
- Skip the line and make the most of your visit by avoiding long queues at each museum.
- Take advantage of hassle-free transport in Berlin AB or ABC zones.
- Explore sights such as Madame Tussauds and the TV tower, which are a must-visit in Berlin.
- Get 25-50% discount on all attractions, museums, boat trips, restaurants, etc.
- You will also be given a city guide (including a map) in English and German.
- Skip-the-line entry to Pergamon and Neues Museums
- Comprehensive and in-depth tour of both museums
- Museum Island day pass, valid for the Pergamon, Neues Museum, Bode Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie, and Altes Museum for the selected day
- Expert English-speaking guide
Single Tickets & Audioguides
- Access Pergamon Museum – The Panorama, Yadegar Asisi's returning exhibition
- Immerse yourself in a unique, panoramic representation of an ancient Roman city
- See important pieces from the museum's collection, including a digital version of the Pergamon Altar
How to get to Museum Island in Berlin?
The 5 museums on Museum Island Berlin
The Pergamon Museum is one of the five museums located on Museum Island in Berlin. The three-winged Pergamon Museum, designed by Alfred Messel, is the most visited museum in Berlin. The main reason for the presence of the Bergama Zeus Altar in Berlin is primarily due to the discoveries made by the German engineer Carl Humann in the Bergama region. Also, the most remarkable artworks here are; the Market Gate of Miletus, and the Ishtar Gate with the Processional Way of Babylon.
The Bode Museum is situated at the northern end of Museum Island in Berlin and features an eye-catching baroque-style building structure worth seeing. It was originally constructed as the Kaiser Friedrich Museum from 1898 to 1904, designed by Ernst Eberhard von Ihne. Max Hasak built the museum between 1897 and 1904 to house Wilhelm von Bode's original inventory of sculptures and paintings, which extended to the Brandenburg Electors' Kunstkammer. The Bode Museum is best known for its collection of Byzantine art and coin cabinet.
Neues Museum (New Museum)
The Neues Museum (New Museum), was constructed in the 19th century by the classical architect Friedrich August Stuler in Berlin. It is one of the most important buildings from the 19th century in Germany.
The Neues Museum exhibits artifacts from the Ancient Egyptian civilization, with a focus on the Ancient period. The world-renowned bust of Nefertiti, often considered the most beautiful woman in the world, is displayed in a special octagonal room beneath the northern dome.
Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery)
The Alte Nationalgalerie ("Old National Gallery") was constructed between 1862 and 1876 in the Neoclassical and Renaissance Revival styles. As a classical temple-like building, this museum has contributed to Berlin's architecture.
As a part of Berlin's Museum Island, the Alte Nationalgalerie hosts some of the most important German art collections of the 19th century. You can see paintings and sculptures from Classicism, Romanticism, Biedermeier, Impressionism, and the early Modern Age in the museum.
Altes Museum (Old Museum)
The Altes Museum ("Old Museum") is the first museum building on Museum Island in Berlin and is known as the city's oldest museum. It was constructed in the antique style by architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel between 1823 and 1830 to house the art collection of the Prussian royal family. Therefore, The Altes Museum became the first building in Berlin where the royal art collections were exhibited to the public.
Opening Hours on Museum Island Berlin
Plan Your Visit to Museum Island
Accessibility for all groups of visitors to the Museum Island
All museums are wheelchair accessible. There are also numerous tours and events specifically for people with disabilities. The museums have something on offer for all groups, from public tours for people who are hard of hearing or deaf to exhibition talks for adults living with changes caused by dementia.
Museum Island touch model in the Lustgarten
In particular for heritage and culture fans who are partially sighted or blind, we recommend the touch model in the Lustgarten park as a useful start to a day on the Museum Island. Printed and Braille inscriptions introduce the key points of orientation on the Museum Island and the different buildings.
- Wheelchair accessible
- Tours, exhibition talks or workshops, including some for people who are blind or deaf or living with changes caused by dementia
- Signage / orientation aids
Audio Guide: While exploring Museum Island with the most experienced and 100% customer satisfaction tours, you can truly enjoy learning in the best way possible. >> Read More
Parking: There is no dedicated parking for Museum Island. Therefore, we do not recommend coming by car. The existing parking spaces in the vicinity are also limited in number.
Toilet: Each of the museums on Museum Island has a toilet inside.
You can find memorable souvenirs from the gift shops or bookstores located within each museum, which will serve as lasting reminders for you.
Cafes where you can take a break within Museum Island: Café at the Altes Museum, Café at the Bode-Museum, Allegretto Café at the Neues Museum, Cafe Walther König in the Alte Nationalgalerie.
If you'd like to extend and enjoy your dining experience, you can explore the restaurants around Museum Island. >> Read More
Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom): Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom) is a Protestant church located in Berlin, designed in the Baroque style by Johann Boumann in the mid-1700s. With its magnificent architecture and significant historical importance, it is one of the remarkable attractions in Berlin.
From the dome of the Berlin Cathedral, you can enjoy a panoramic view. Climbing 270 steps here allows you to overlook fantastic spots in the Mitte district such as the Berlin TV Tower, Berlin Museum Island, and the River Spree.
The Berlin Cathedral is situated in the same area as Museum Island. It is one of the few churches in Germany that charges an entrance fee. Therefore, it is necessary to purchase tickets before your visit.
The Humboldt Forum: The Humboldt Forum, located in the Berlin Palace (Berliner Schloss), is an event area in Berlin's Mitte district, adjacent to Berlin Cathedral and the Berlin Museum Island. The name "Humboldt Forum" comes from the surname of the brothers Alexander and Wilhelm von Humboldt. While this place appears as the City Palace (Stadtschloss) from the outside, inside, it comes to life with the Humboldt Forum. Within the Humboldt Forum, you can find many museums, some of which require an entrance fee, while others are free to visit.
You can visit the Museum of Ethnology, the Museum of Asian Art, and the Berlin Exhibition (belonging to the Berlin City Museum) at the Humboldt Forum in Berlin. Additionally, you can attend various events, exhibitions, and guided tours organized with the support of the Humboldt Forum Foundation.
During your visit to the Humboldt Forum, don't forget to explore the rooftop terrace (Dachterrasse) of the City Palace (Stadtschloss).
We have researched highly preferred and highly rated hotels around Museum Island for you!
Below, you can find hotel recommendations categorized according to your budget.
Luxurious: Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz, 4-star hotel
Address: Alexanderplatz 7, 10178 Berlin , Distance to Museum Island: 13-minute walk
ARCOTEL John F Berlin, 4-star hotel
Address: Werderscher Markt 11, 10117 Berlin , Distance to Museum Island: 5-minute walk
Midrange: Hotel Motel One Berlin-Alexanderplatz, 3-star hotel
Address: Grunerstraße 11, 10179 Berlin , Distance to Museum Island: 11-minute walk
MEININGER Hotel Berlin Mitte Humboldthaus, 3-star hotel
Address: Oranienburger Str. 67-68, 10117 Berlin , Distance to Museum Island: 17-minute walk
Economic: ibis Berlin Mitte, 2-star hotel
Address: Prenzlauer Allee 4, 10405 Berlin , Distance to Museum Island: 24-minute walk
ibis budget Berlin Alexanderplatz, 1-star hotel
Address: Mollstraße 30, 10249 Berlin , Distance to Museum Island: 23-minute walk
Should I Buy my Museum Island Ticket on-site or online?
We recommend purchasing your Museum Island ticket through online booking. This is because Museum Island is one of the most visited areas in Berlin, and there are some important points you need to know:
Avoid wasting time waiting at the ticket counter: The Museum Island attracts a large number of visitors, causing long queues at the ticket counter. Waiting in line may disrupt your schedule.
The convenience of determining the museum visit time: By purchasing tickets online, you can choose your own museum visit time. Determining the visit time range will allow you to have a more organized and comfortable day. (It means you won't waste time at the ticket counter and won't have to follow their suggested availability time.)
Prevent tickets from selling out: Due to high demand, tickets to the Museum Island can sell out quickly. To avoid this situation, securing your ticket through online booking before your visit is advisable.
Get tickets at a lower price: Making an online booking for the Museum Island provides you with several advantages and may offer discounted rates.
Do I need a guided tour to visit Museum Island in Berlin?
Whether you need to purchase a guided tour depends on your preference. If you want to deeply understand the history of Museum Island in Berlin and gain information about the exhibits in the museum, we can offer you two options:
- With reliable tour guides, you can explore the museum more comfortably and gain a conscious understanding of the history and detailed information about the exhibits from a knowledgeable companion. >> More Information
- If you enjoy exploring on your own and want the freedom to spend as much time as you like with the exhibits, you can purchase a self-guided tour (audio guide tour). This option will be more budget-friendly and allow you to discover the museum at your own pace.You can find detailed information about the Audio Guide option we suggest in the following article.
Audio Guides of the Museum Island Berlin
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Things to Know Before Visiting the Museum Island Berlin
Frequently Asked Questions About Museum Island (Museumsinsel) in Berlin?
Certainly, all the museums on Museum Island in Berlin are worth visiting. Each of the five museums hosts a unique collection of cultural treasures and priceless exhibitions. From ancient civilizations to modern masterpieces, there is something for everyone's taste and interest. If you have limited time or prefer a curated experience, don't miss the must-see museums: the Pergamon Museum, where awe-inspiring archaeological findings from ancient times are exhibited, and the Neues Museum, which houses fascinating Egyptian artifacts like the famous Nefertiti bust. >> More Information
There are four Berlin Museum Island city pass options that enable you to visit Museum Island in Berlin:
1. You can purchase the Museumspass Berlin card. With this card, you can enter more than 30 museums and exhibitions, including the 5 museums on Berlin Museum Island, for free.
2. You can also obtain a day ticket for Berlin Museum Island, which grants you free entry to the 5 museums.
3. By purchasing a Berlin Welcome Card Museum Island ticket, you can benefit from the advantages of the Berlin Welcome Card.
4. By purchasing the all-inclusive Berlin Welcome Card, you can benefit from discounts at more than 180 events and enter museums without buying additional tickets, depending on the ticket conditions.
Yes. On Museum Island, you can satisfy your hunger quickly at the following restaurants without wasting any time.
✦ Lebenswelten Bistro
From the first floor of the Humboldt Forum located on the other side of the road, you can satisfy your hunger with affordable yet high-quality meals at this bistro.
✦ Bandy's Currywurst
You can get all varieties of Berlin's traditional taste, Currywurst, from here. Additionally, you can complement your menu with Berlin's famous beers.
✦ Bandy Brooks
You can satisfy your hunger with ice cream and crepes.
You can explore more German food flavors.
✦ Dom Cafe
A wonderful spot to take a coffee and dessert break.
✦ Trattoria Pizzeria San Nicola
If your preference is for Italian cuisine, you will love this restaurant.
Yes, the Berlin WelcomeCard Museumsinsel (Museum Island) is valid for 3 days. You can use it to enter all the museums on Museum Island without paying any additional fees. You can be sure that what you see will be worth it!
You can purchase your Museum Island Berlin ticket online, which will allow you to explore the oldest and first structure in Berlin, see Nefertiti, and visit world-renowned artworks such as the Pergamon Altar and the Ishtar Gate of Babylon. >> More Ticket Information
In Berlin's Museum Island, you can marvel at a treasure trove of priceless exhibitions. Five museums, from ancient artifacts and archaeological treasures to masterful sculptures and paintings, showcase the priceless heritage listed by UNESCO. Explore our special articles to discover each museum's permanent exhibition and significant highlights.
Museum Island (Museumsinsel) is a complex located in the Mitte district of the German capital Berlin. It includes the Pergamon Museum, Bode Museum, Neues Museum, Altes Museum, and Alte Nationalgalerie museum buildings.
You can view the location of Berlin Museum Island on the map and find information on how to get there on our page.Museum Island (Museumsinsel) is a complex located in the Mitte district of the German capital Berlin. It includes the Pergamon Museum, Bode Museum, Neues Museum, Altes Museum, and Alte Nationalgalerie museum buildings.
You can view the location of Berlin Museum Island on the map and find information on how to get there on our page.
Yes, there are guided tours specifically designed for Museum Island in Berlin. This way, you can explore the Pergamon Museum, as well as other noteworthy Berlin museums and galleries, with more knowledge. >> More Tours Information
Whether you need to purchase a guided tour depends on your preference. If you want to deeply understand the history of Museum Island in Berlin and gain information about the exhibits in the museum,
You can purchase a guided tour or an audio guide tour. >> Guided Tours Informations
WhaT VISITORS SAY
About Museum Island in Berlin
It was wonderful to see the Pergamon museum again as I had fond memories from my 1st visit 33 years ago! I also visited the Neues museum on this trip.
MARIA - usa
Berlin eine wunderschöne Stadt Alle waren immer sehr nett Es war ein einzigartiges Erlebnis!!!
Günther - germany
Must-visit place! Definitely recommend everyone.
Loved every minute of the experience!
CAROLINE - belgıum