On this tour you will explore the wonders of ancient Egypt, Babylon, Greece and Rome. Hosted by one of Insider's expert guides, you will not only be able to admire the impressive artefacts and architectural structures, you will also be taking a journey through history and gaining a critical understanding of the collection's relationship to Berlin, past and present.
|The Ishtar Gate|
The ferocious bombing campaign of WWII and the final Battle of Berlin left the centre of the city, including Museum Island, in almost complete ruin. Following the war the area was allocated to East Berlin, which resulted in a stagnant rebuilding process. Only in 1999 was Museum Island awarded UNESCO status, securing its cultural heritage as an architectural and social result of the Ages of Enlightenment & Empire. A tour with Insider takes you through these different eras to the present state of continual renovation: literally a tour of history in the making.
By engaging with the whole of Museum Island, its renowned Prussian architecture, the collection of ancient structures and artefacts, and the contemporary approach to restoration, you will be able to experience the Pergamon and the New Museum in a unique light.
|The Pergamon Alter|
How did the Bauhaus aesthetic inadvertently preserve Prussian-era Egyptian fresco facsimiles? Who found the bust of Nefertiti lying face down in the dirt in 1912 and how did she end up in Berlin? Where can one walk down a contemporary staircase based on Classical proportions which is scarred with WWII bullet holes? Join Insider for an unforgettable tour of Berlin's two finest museums and immerse yourself in history.
VIP entry, no queuing! Price €59 per person. Duration is 3 hours visiting both museums. Plus the price includes a Museum Island day pass. This is valid for all the museums on the island for the rest of that day.
Tours run daily from Apr. 1st to Sept. 30th at 10:00am
Pre-booking is required. Just go here and you will receive a 10% discount! http://www.insidertour.com/tours.php/cat/27/id/50/title/Pergamon_&_New_Museum_Tour
|Our meeting place, just outside the New Museum|