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Neues Museum, Berlin

4.4
#3 of 194 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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  • The collection of Egyptian artifacts and art is wonderful, and the bust of Nefertiti is a standout. Much to see but not so much that its overwhelming. Also interesting that this museum was renovated a...  more »
  • Excellent collection, multilingual audio guide (also Italian). Interesting building for its history not only for the content. Early purchase of the ticket online is recommended. Minimum 2h 1/2 visit.
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  • If you love Egyptian history and artifacts you definitely need to visit this place. Quite a beautiful museum, with four levels, all decorated uniquely. I enjoyed very much!
  • Excellent museum with a good mix of information and beautiful exhibition space. The staff were informative and knowledgeable of the artifacts preserved in a clean space. Spread over four levels, one can breeze through quickly but also can spend a full day inside. Photos allowed in all spaces with exception to the famous bust of Nefertiti.
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