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  • Berlin: Entry to Alte Nationalgalerie

    1. Berlin: Entry to Alte Nationalgalerie

    Explore the Alte Nationalgalerie, a "sanctuary for art and science", the idea for which goes back to Friedrich Wilhelm IV. The collection is based on a donation from the banker Joachim Heinrich Wilhelm Wagener, who left the works of the Dusseldorf school of painting and Belgian history painters to the Prussian state. In 1876, the National Gallery was opened as the third museum of the Spree Island and after the fall of the Berlin Wall, it was used as the Alte Nationalgalerie of the 19th century. See sculptures like the breathtaking Sleeping Beauty and works by French Impressionists such as Manet, Monet and Renoir. Discover Romanticism and the time of Goethe with the "The Monk by the Sea", the "Gothic Cathedral at the Water" and the Group of Princesses. Experience exhibition talks and guided tours with various themes for children and adults.

    A must visit for any art lover! All staff were helpful and friendly, scanned our tickets through no problem. Some very notable pieces here including works by Monnet, Renoir, Die Toteninsel and more.

  • Berlin WelcomeCard: Museum Island & Public Transport

    2. Berlin WelcomeCard: Museum Island & Public Transport

    The Berlin WelcomeCard Museum Island allows you to see more of Berlin for less. This is your ticket to the main attractions of the German capital with many tourist highlights, including sightseeing tours, attractions, theaters, restaurants and more, offering discounts of up to 50%. A complimentary guidebook is also included, helping you to make the most of your stay with tour suggestions and handy insider tips. Opt for free transport within zones A and B (Berlin) or A, B, and C (covering Berlin and Potsdam) when you select your Berlin WelcomeCard Museum Island option. Located in the city center on an island in the Spree River, Berlin’s Museum Island boasts a complex of 5 internationally acclaimed museums: the Pergamon Museum, the Old Museum, New Museum, Old National Gallery and Bode Museum. Together they form a world-famous and unique architectural ensemble, which was ...

    Well, couldn't use museums due to the Coronavirus issue. But did use the card for transit- on the U, S, and R trains. Much better than being on a cocoon-like tourist bus, as it gave insight on real-life in Berlin and its people.

  • Berlin: Private Sightseeing Tour in Iconic Oldtimer VW Bus

    3. Berlin: Private Sightseeing Tour in Iconic Oldtimer VW Bus

    Discover all of the important sights in the almost 800-year city of Berlin. Travel the guided route through small but interesting side roads. Your friendly chauffeur will tell you about the different eras of Berlin in just two hours. You will also explore almost forgotten places and discover the origins of the city. A photo booklet, which is tailored to the individual locations of the tour, gives you an impression of the past and the interiors of the various sights during the journey.  The route includes Berlin Cathedral, Lustgarten, Old Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie, Neues Museum, Pergamon Museum, Bode Museum, Berlin State Library, Maxim Gorki Theater, German Historical Museum, Neue Wache, Alte Kommandantur, Kronprinzenpalais, Prinzessinnenpalais, Humboldt University, Berlin State Opera, Bebelplatz, Altes Palais, Unter den Linden, Pariser Platz, Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Government D...

    We had a super tour with a super driver. Many roads was closed due to demonstrations, but the driver guided us around alternative routs. The bulli was in mint condition and is a headturner.

  • Berlin: Women of Berlin Walking Tour

    4. Berlin: Women of Berlin Walking Tour

    Find out all about feminism, fascism, resistance, and the fight for equality through the lives of the women of Berlin. Start your tour at Hackescher Markt, in the heart of Berlin's Mitte district. Cross over Museum Island and walk through the charming city center streets as you learn about Berlin's many extraordinary women. Discover the known and lesser known stories of feminist May Ayim, the world's first female Rabbi Regina Jonas, hear about Rosa Luxemburg and Marlene Dietrich, and learn how German women were left to remove the rubble from post-WWII Berlin’s streets by hand in 1945. Hear the story of how one girl that grew up in East Germany became one of the most powerful and respected world leaders of the modern age. Discuss the differing politics of feminism in East and West Germany, and take a hard look at the inequality which is still present in Berlin today.

  • Berlin: Pergamon & New Museum Tour and Museum Island Pass

    5. Berlin: Pergamon & New Museum Tour and Museum Island Pass

    Hosted by an expert guide, you will not only be able to admire the impressive artifacts and architectural structures, you will also take a journey through history and gain a critical understanding of the collection's relationship to Berlin's past and present. Hear stories about how heavily destroyed the museums were after the end of WWII when the Museum Island was almost a complete ruin. Only in 1999 was Museum Island awarded UNESCO status. This tour will introduce you to the Mesopotamian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Greek, Egyptian, Antique art and culture. The guide gives a very detailed explanation of how these cultures began, why they were important throughout history and what is their heritage today. Visit the famous Ishtar Gate, learn when it was built and why, as well as the beautiful bust of Nefertiti and the Market Gate of Miletus. After the tour, visit the remaining museums of the ...

    3 hours is long. Bring water. it's not permitted in the Museums but the guide will store it in a shared locker which you can access during the break.

  • Berlin: Walking Tour to the Top 10 Sightseeing Attractions

    6. Berlin: Walking Tour to the Top 10 Sightseeing Attractions

    Get an overview of Berlin's most important sights in about two hours and discover the highlights of the city. Start in front of the historic Reichstag in the middle of the government district with a view of the new, grandiose central station, the Federal Chancellery and the bell tower in the Tiergarten. Then discover one of Germany's landmarks - the Brandenburg Gate. From there, take a look at the embassies of the USA and France, the magnificent boulevard Unter den Linden and the Hotel Adlon. In the opposite direction you can see the Victory Column, the Zoo and the Russian Memorial. Stroll on to the famous Gendarmenmarkt with its three attractions: admire the German Cathedral, the French Cathedral and the Konzerthaus. Finally, take a walk to the new (old) Berlin City Palace, the Berlin Cathedral, the Museum Island, the Lustgarten with its testimonies of Prussian culture, before you fi...

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What people are saying about Alte Nationalgalerie

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,398 reviews

The tour was really a really cool introduction to getting to know Berlin. We were picked up from our quarters on time and got to know many important points in the city in a completely relaxed manner. The manual on the bus is a good idea and provides a great overview.

The Alte Nationalgalerie is always worth a visit. The illuminated buildings look great in the autumn darkness. It was pleasantly filled with an interested audience who enjoyed the works of art in the great rooms - a real treat on a dreary October day. Thank-you!

It worked out fine. Right at the ticket counter to the audio guides and we were inside.

It was great to have been to the museum again with this simple booking.

Despite general current restrictions, we enjoyed our visit to Berlin.