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Neues Museum, Berlin

4.4
#3 of 192 in Museums in Berlin
For a rare look at the iconic bust of the Egyptian queen Nefertiti, visit Neues Museum on the city's famous Museum Island. The museum houses vast collections of prehistoric and ancient Egyptian artifacts. The building itself draws both art and architecture enthusiasts with its award-winning use of modern iron construction and original Neoclassical design. Originally built between 1843 and 1855, it was designed by architect Friedrich August Stuler. The museum was closed in 1939 and was heavily damaged during the bombing raids of the city. Architect David Chipperfield spearheaded the post-war rebuilding efforts, and the museum finally reopened in 2009. Skip the long lines by booking your tickets online. Take a look at our Berlin road trip website to schedule your visit to Neues Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This museum is definitely worth a visit. If you are a history buff like me, you will most likely find its contents very interesting. The interiors are well-organised and clean and the museum provides....  more »
  • My friend and I enjoyed exploring this museum and especially loved the Egyptian artifacts. They were strict about rules and a bit abrasive in enforcement- we witnessed an employee loudly hiss at a...  more »
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  • Had a great but to short experience here. There is more than a day worth of information available, for which everyone is able to pick his or her amount of info. The audio guides are highly recommendable as they provide additional highlights and always provide another perspective into the matter. Last but not least: the sight of Nefertiti is breath taking, the replicas cannot be compared with the original. Fortunately there is a bronze replica in the same room, that you can touch, which makes the whole experience more sensible and available to visually impaired.
  • Great museum but staff is mediocre. Ticket sellers don't want to do their jobs, confuse and over - charge and the vigilants don't speak anything besides German... In a world class museum.. How strange. I wonder who pays their salaries and above all who hires these creatures!!?!
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