If you're planning to visit Museum Island Berlin, here are some things you need to know about its opening hours, the duration of your visit, and the best time to visit.
-Pergamon Museum: Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm // Thu: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm
-Bode Museum: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
-Neues Museum: Tue, Wed, Fri, Sa, Sun: 10:00 am- 06:00 pm // Thu: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm
-Alte Nationalgalerie: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sa, Sun: 10:00 am- 06:00 pm
-Altes Museum: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sa, Sun 10:00 am- 06:00 pm
Closing Days: Museums on Museum Island are closed every Monday.
! The opening hours during holidays may change.
Best Time to Visit Museum Island Berlin
Opting for time slots with fewer crowds to better utilize your time will allow you to explore Museum Island in a more enjoyable and relaxed manner! We can say that the suitable time frame for visiting each museum is from 10 in the morning until 2 in the afternoon. On Thursdays, since the Pergamon Museum and Neues Museum are open until 8 in the evening, the time slot from 6 to 8 in the evening is also a period when there might be fewer crowds for your visit.
In addition, 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.
How Much Time Should I Plan to Visit Museum Island Berlin?
The sizes of the museums located on Museum Island vary. Accordingly, the time slot you allocate based on their sizes will also differ for each museum.
However, when planning your day, you can consider dedicating an average of 2.5 hours for each museum.