Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Germany  /  Berlin  /  Neues Museum

Neues Museum, Berlin

4.4
#3 of 184 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.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Neues Museum
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Neues Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
5,273 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • The new Museum offers a wide range of collections of Egyptian and Celtic art spread over 4 floors. Highlight secure the Nefertiti (photos absolutely taboo!). But also the hat is worth a visit. On the ground floor, there is a museum shop a coffee in the basement. Tickets are also online to book, so to avoid long waiting times.
    View original
  • Wonderful space and plenty to see, including the beautiful Nefertiti head. Very interestingly restored building.  more »
  • If you have ever visited museums about Egyptian history, you will be devastated by this one. Very small museum, not that much exhibits, for sure not worth it's money and time to walk around  more »
Google
  • Great collection. I gave myself a few hours, which of course was not enough time to see everything. I hope to come back to see more, and continue on to some of the museums I missed. It was not immediately clear on the best way to proceed. First get an audio tour guide, which is included with your ticket price. You can use it selectively for displays you'd like more info about. There are sheets that have a floor plan with highlights, so you can start with the floor you're most interested in, or rush to the highlights if you're short on time.
  • It's a amazing place. Just amazing. If you like museums that's the place you NEED to go. There is no big lines to buy the tickets and inside it's not very crowded. So I thing that's can be a place to see nice things. But get ready for a BIG walk. Because this is a huge museum.
  • Great museum, lots to see. There is also a possibility to buy one ticket to see all museums on the museum island. I recommend that ticket if you have lots of time to spend that day. But if you just want to take your time, there would still be plenty to see in the Neues Museum. :)
  • This is a very historical and beautiful place. It is free for under 18s and it has great bathrooms. There are also free audio guides which are really helpful but for some reason mine didn't work in quite a few if the rooms. The original architecture has been preserved or reconstructed in many of the rooms and there were many interesting displays.
  • Worth the visit. Impressive museum. I recommend buying the 1d all museum tickets instead of a single ticket. No need to buy in advance, as the line to enter and ticket booth is the same.
Places to stay near Neues Museum

Plan your trip to Berlin

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Neues Museum by other users

22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, historic sites, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Riyadh & Germany BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA June, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Germany SEE PLAN July, teens, culture, outdoors, romantic, museums, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, romantic, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 22 days in Germany BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 23 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Germany BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Germany BY A USER FROM INDIA December, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in Germany & Paris BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in Germany, Zurich & Paris BY A USER FROM BRAZIL December, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Berlin BY A USER FROM ITALY December, culture, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 40 days in Germany BY A USER FROM TANZANIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans