Berlin Neues Museum private guided tour with an art historian
Museums

Berlin Neues Museum private guided tour with an art historian

Language: English
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours
Do this because
  • Marvel at Ancient Egyptian and Mediterranean Art
  • Explore cutting edge curatorial displays
  • See a 3,300-year-old bust of Queen Nefertiti
  • Learn more with your historian tour guide
What to expect

The brilliantly restored Neues Museum (New Museum) opened its doors to the public again only in 2009. The building suffered severe damage after World War II and then it was neglected during the GDR period. The British architect David Chipperfield met the challenges of restoring the building to its original glory by beautifully anchoring the main body of the museum in the architectural language of the present day. Your walk begins by examing the museum itself, from its initial and revolutionary 19th-century conception—created by architect Friedrich August Stüler (student of Karl Friedrich Schinkel)—to its elaborate decorative program by Wilhelm Kaulbach, to the current “masterplan” of its restorer, Chipperfield.


During your walk, you will continue evaluating the recent renovation and the very contemporary curatorial strategies used for displaying ancient art. The museum’s collection has an extraordinary depth, displaying the development of Old World cultures from prehistory to early history. Of course, the ancient Egyptian art crowns the assemblage and you will consider its importance to the status of collection for the past two centuries while admiring the gems. First, you will see the ultimate highlight of the museum, the legendary 3,300-year-old bust of Queen Nefertiti, whose original color has been preserved without restoration since the Amarna period.


Further famous examples of the delicacy of an Egyptian portrait sculpture of the late period include the so-called Berlin “Green Head” named after its greenish stone. There are plenty of other treasures in the museum that are worth our seeking out, such as the skull of the Neanderthal from Le Moustier, and Heinrich Schliemann’s famous treasure of ancient Troy including works of ceramics, gold, and weaponry.

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What's included
  • 3-hour guided tour of the Neues Museum
  • Historian tour guide
What's not included
  • Entrance tickets to the Neues Museum
Where

Bauhofstraße 5, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Meeting point:

Café Wilhelm, Am Kupfergraben 4A, 10117 Berlin

What to remember
  • Remember that entrance tickets are not included, you have to purchase them separately
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When

Daily at 10.00am and 2.00pm

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Provider
Insight Cities
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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