Europe’s hippest capital boasts non-stop nightlife, cutting-edge fashion, cosmopolitan eats and museum treasures galore. At the centre of the World and Cold Wars, it also oozes history, much of it sobering.
Another of the Museum Island favourites, the Neues Museum houses collections that could not be accommodated in the Altes museum, notably the Egyptian Collection and other prehistoric and early historic collections.
Neues’ star exhibit is the bust of Queen Nefertiti, the Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten, dating from 1345BC. This iconic symbol of ancient Egypt has made Nefertiti one of the most famous women of the ancient world.
Other must-sees include finds from Ancient Troy, the Green Head and the Berlin Gold Hat from circa 1000 BC.
Getting there & doing it
Take the S-Bahn S1, S2, or S25 to Friedrichstrasse, or S5, S7, S75, or S9 to Hackescher Markt. Or take the U-Bahn line U6 to Friedrichstrasse.
The Berlin Museum Pass permits entry to all the major Berlin museums for three days, for about EUR25. It comes with a guide containing helpful information and listings of participating museums.
The more comprehensive Berlin Welcome Card gives you up to 50% off entrance to most of the city’s top attractions, including its art galleries and museums, and includes free public transport and a free handy guide book. The price varies depending on the number of days you want – from 48 hours to 6 days.
When to do it
The museum is open all year round, seven days a week.
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