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Neues Museum, Berlin

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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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  • Interesting exposition, very wise arrangement of rooms, audio guide, locker room and luggage storage, everything is there for an additional fee (outer clothing better withdraw and leave the bulky bags, backpacks). The bust of Nefertiti is astounding: the ideal facial features as if froze for just a second.
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  • The presentation of the exhibits under glass is excellent. In a building which had been rebuild after the war - showing the old walls within a modern architecture.  more »
  • As an architect, the most interesting is the architecture of the remodeling and expansion of David Chipperfield. One pass!
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  • 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.
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