One of the highlights of sightseeing in Berlin is the museum island, a World Heritage site. In the north half of the Nakasu on the River Spree across Berlin, the Pergamonmuseum (Neues Museum), the Bode museum (Bode museum), the former National Gallery (Alte Nationalgalarie) and the old museum (Altes Museum) It is literally a “museum island” where things and museums gather.
Pergamum Museum of Art
The Pergamum Museum is overwhelmed by the display of huge ruins. There is spectacular enough to want to spend a whole day here!
Many museums with spectacular views that are not enough in a day if you want to go all around. If you are particularly interested in history and culture, the Pergamum Museum alone may spend the entire day.
Here we introduce the history of the Museum Island, ticket information, and highlights of each museum. Some of the museums are lined up, so make sure to plan your schedule while consulting with your itinerary.
History of the Berlin Museum Island
The first museum was built in 1830 in Nakasu. It was an “old museum” built to house the Prussian royal collection. Over the next 100 years, the “New Museum (1859)”, “Former National Gallery (1876)”, “Bode Museum (1904)” and “Pergamum Museum (1930)” were completed. It was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990 as a cultural complex that is historically and culturally important.
Museum Island was heavily damaged in the Second World War, and after the war Berlin was divided into east and west, and many people were separated, the collection of Museum Island was also divided and saved east and west It was. After the reunification of East and West Germany, the collection is returned to the original exhibition hall, and the building is being restored and rebuilt.
In July 2019, a new architecture “James-Simon-Galerie” will be completed and will open as a general information center with cafes and shops. Currently, you can access the Pergamon Museum and the New Museum through the underground passage, but in the future it will be connected to other museums.
Get unlimited “Museum Pass” tickets to the museum!
If you plan to visit more than two places a day on Museum Island, you can get unlimited ticket “Bereichskarte” (18 euros valid for 1 day) in 5 museums. In addition to Museum Island, I want to visit many museums in Berlin! I want to enjoy art as much as I can! For those who want to go to 50 museums and art galleries in Berlin, the unlimited ticket “Museumpass” is recommended. This is valid for 3 days and the price starts from 29 euros, so you can get the original amount only for two buildings, for example, Pergamon Museum and New Museum. It’s also very convenient for travelers who want to save time because they don’t have to wait in line.
However, since the Pergamon Museum is currently restricted by time, we recommend that you make a reservation in advance on the website or tourist information center. Museum passes can be purchased at tourist information centers and affiliated museums, but some of them may be under repair, so please check the website for the latest information.