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.

€ 24.00

4.7

  • Non-refundable
  • Duration 1 day
  • Skip the Line
Berlin-WelcomeCard-All-Inclusive

- Free entry to 30+ Berlin highlights

- Incl. 1 day Hop-on Hop-off bus tour

- Save up to 50% on 150+ attractions

- Free CityGuide including city map

€ 105.00

5.0

  • Non-refundable
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Live tour guide
Berlin-WelcomeCard-Public-Transport-Museum-Island

- 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.

€ 54.00

4.3

  • Instant confirmation
  • Flexible duration
  • Mobile ticket
Pergamon-&-Neues-Museums-Tour-with-Museum-Island-Daypass

- 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

€ 59.90

4.8

  • Instant confirmation
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Live tour guide

Single Tickets & Audioguides

Berlin-Pergamon-Museum-Entrance-Ticket

- Visit the most famous part of the Berlin Museum Island

- See the main attractions: the colorful Ishtar Gate and the Processional way from Babylon

- Gaze in wonder at the richly decorated stone façade of the Mshatta palace

€ 14.00

4.6

  • Non-refundable
  • Valid 1 day
  • Audio guide included
Berlin-Neues-Museum-Entry-Ticket

- Visit one of the most impressive parts of the Berlin Museum Island

- Find out about the 19th century history of art, museums and technology

- See 3 museums in one: the Egyptian Museum, the Antique Collection the Museum of Prehistory and Early History

€ 14.00

4.7

  • Non-refundable
  • Valid 15 minutes
  • Audio guide included
Pergamon-Museum--The-Panorama-Exhibition-by-Yadegar-Asisi

- 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

€ 14.00

4.7

  • Instant confirmation
  • Flexible duration
  • Mobile ticket

How to get to Museum Island in Berlin?

Museum Island Map Berlin

Museum Island Map

  • Berlin is a city with a highly developed public transportation network. You can reach Museum Island (Museumsinsel) quickly and easily using public transport vehicles.
  • By U-bahn: U5: To go to Museum Island, the nearest U-Bahn station is the Museumsinsel station. From there, you can reach Museum Island after a 5-minute walk.
  • By S-bahn: S3, S5, S7, S9: To go to Museum Island, you can use the S-Bahn station Hackescher Markt. After getting off here, you will reach the island in about 15 minutes. 
  • By Bus: TXL (Staatsoper); 100, 200 (Lustgarten); 147 (Friedrichstraße): If you prefer to travel by bus for transportation, the nearest bus stops to Museum Island are as follows. You can reach the island on foot from these points in about 15 minutes.
  • By Tram: M1, 12 (Am Kupfergraben); M4, M5, M6 (Hackescher Markt): One of the ways to be fast in Berlin is to choose the tram for public transportation. The nearest tram stops to Museum Island are as follows. 

The 5 museums on Museum Island Berlin

Pergamon Museum

Pergamon Museum

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.

Bode Museum

Bode Museum

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

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

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

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

Pergamon Museum

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€12

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm (Mon. Closed)
  • Best Time Slot to Visit: Tue-Fri: 10-2 am, Thu: 6-8 pm
  • Visit Duration: Min. 2 Hours
Bode Museum

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€10

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm (Mon. Closed)
  • Best Time Slot to Visit: Tue-Fri: 10-2 am
  • Visit Duration: Min. 2 Hours
Neues Museum

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€14

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm (Mon. Closed)
  • Best Time Slot to Visit: Tue-Fri: 10-2 am, Thu: 6-8 pm
  • Visit Duration: Average 1,5 -2 hours
Alte Nationalgalerie

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€12

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm (Mon. Closed)
  • Best Time Slot to Visit: Tue-Fri: 10-2 am, Tue-Thu: 4-6 pm
  • Visit Duration: Average 2,5 hours
Altes Museum

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€10

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm (Mon. Closed)
  • Best Time Slot to Visit: Tue-Fri: 10-2 am
  • Visit Duration: Average 1,5 -2 hours

Plan Your Visit to Museum Island

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  • In Berlin, the busiest months are from July to October (August is usually the busiest). The lowest season is during winter (excluding the Christmas and New Year holidays).
  • Checking the dates of school holidays in Germany before you go will provide you with foresight regarding the potential crowds at your destination. This way, you can plan your visit duration accordingly.
  • The opening hours during holidays may change.
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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?

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:                 

  1.  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
  2. 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.

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Things to Know Before Visiting the Museum Island Berlin

  • Museum Island are best explored with a guide; otherwise, it may be challenging to discover the valuable collections that encompass a vast history. If you wish to explore the site on your own, you should make a self-guided audio tour reservation. However, if you desire to hear stories and facts from someone passionate about this place, we recommend taking a guided tour with a historian guide. >> More Ticket Information
  • A coat check service is provided for storing coats and bulky belongings that may pose a security issue during exhibitions. In some museums, these coat checks are operated with coins. You will need to have some change with you.
  • When coming to Berlin, it is recommended to carry cash with you. This is because most places do not accept credit cards.
  • Children and young people under the age of 18 are admitted free of charge. (Please remember to bring your identification and to review the rules of the museum you will be visiting just in case.)
  • Museum Island is a vast complex. Opting for comfortable sports shoes will allow you to continue your explorations throughout the day with ease.
  • Always carry an umbrella because Berlin is known for its 'unpredictable weather'. You can check the weather from official website before you visit Berlin.
  • You must read the rules of the museum ticket you purchased. It is necessary to entry the museums within the specified time slot on the ticket. (Usually 15 minutes before the reserved museum time.)
  • In Berlin, Sundays are designated as free museum days. However, the museums offering free admission may vary for various reasons. Nonetheless, it's important to note that reservations are still necessary even for these museums. You can reach more information here from official website.
  • Wheelchair service is provided at all museums.

Frequently Asked Questions About Museum Island (Museumsinsel) in Berlin?

Is it worth visiting all museums in Museum Islands 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

Which city pass is needed to visit Museum Island in Berlin?

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.

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Is there a restaurant on Museum Island in Berlin?

 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.

✦ Ephraims

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.

Is there a 3-day pass for Museum Island in Berlin?

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!

Where can I buy my ticket online for Museum Island in Berlin?

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


What can I do on Museum Island in Berlin?

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.

Where is Museum Island located in Berlin?

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. 

Are there tours available for Museum Island in Berlin?

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

What are the 5 museums on Museum Island in Berlin?

The five museums located on Museum Island in Berlin are the Pergamon Museum, Bode Museum, Neues Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie, and Altes Museum. >> More Information

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,
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. 

EVA- UK

Loved every minute of the experience!

CAROLINE - belgıum

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Travelers from all around the world come to discover the majestic Museum Island! This magnificent place is one of the most visited tourist attractions of Berlin and of the world.