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Altes Museum

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Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s Altes Museum, completed in 1830, is one of the most important buildings of the Neoclassical era. The monumental arrangement of eighteen Ionic fluted columns, the expansive atrium and sweeping staircase that invites visitors...more
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Am Lustgarten, 10178 Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum, great collection! Greek, Roman, Etruscan. Vases, sculptures, jewelry. No lines, no crowds, at least in winter. Definitely go there!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bryuzga
Reviewed 1 week ago

Altes Museum is in the Museum Island and is characterized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Most of the exhibits are are antiquities which was interesting. The museum building was built in 1800s in the neoclassical style to house the Prussian royal family's art collection....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great to visit these museums and galleries when there is so much space. Easy to look at exhibits in such spleandour. The building itself is remarkable and worth a visit alone. The contents didnt really do it for me but then thats art. Unllike UK...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a very good museum you can see different cultures and you different stuff , the ticket line there is better to get from here because in the other museums the line is big

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank abu5laif
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

I loved this museum! It’s so well spaced out and follows easily from room to room. There is a lot to see, especially for an ancient world lover! I was here for 2.5 hours, didn’t get an audio guide but I feel the info panels...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 3, 2018

So from the outside this is a magnificent and imposing building and is magnificent on the inside too, but the artifacts and displays are not the greatest on the island. However, that said, if you have the museum pass for the island then it is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 26, 2018

The museum is impressive from the outside. On the inside, there are some wonderful Greek, Roman and Etruscan artifacts, but nothing worth recommending.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018

I may have blundered a bit doing this so close to the marvellous Bodemuseum, as their timelines and content are quite similar, but Bodemuseum is much better. The main problem for me was that lot of the larger pieces appeared to be more weathered slash...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank psychokilla
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

This museum is strictly for the Antiquities buffs. It has an astounding collection of antiquities from the Greeks, Etruscans and Romans’. All are well displayed and labeled. If you like this sort of thing, and I do, this is a must see.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

The building itself is stunning, it's in a great location with lots of people gathering on the lawn in front to chill out, there's music performers to entertain too. Inside you will find some of the best preserved artifacts I've ever seen in europe. the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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CarlyT94xxx
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Should I book any museum or attraction tickets in advance? (7 Replies)
I'll be going to Berlin in mid December and I was wondering whether it was necessary to book any tickets to some stuff in advance because of very long queues? I want to go to the check point charlie museum, the Altes museum and the Jewish museum. Should we get tickets in advance? Is there anything anyone would really recommend that I should be getting tickets for now? We have already booked a tour of German parliament. Thanks
November 10, 2017|
Response fromPericoloso|
You should be ok. The only museum that really needs booking is Pergamon and even that 'should' be all right in mid-December.
vcastillo
Nutley, New Jersey
1 Day In Berlin/Best way to organize my plan (4 Replies)
Hello, I’m planning to visit Berlin on December 20 for one day. I know, I know… not enough time. But I do have one day and I want to make the most of it. Here is my preliminary plan: 1. Brandenburg Gate , 2. Parliament Building, 3. Walk the Unter den Linden, 4. Checkpoint Charlie/Wall Museum, 5. Jewish Museum, 6. if time allows Altes Museum even if it’s just to see Nefertiti I believe some of these sites are close together - What is the best way to organize my list? And what is the best...More
December 03, 2006|
Response fromvcastillo|
Thank you very much for your reply. If we decide not to take a walking tour what would be the best way to organize these sites?
Digby86
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Itinerary (7 Replies)
Hi all We are off to Berlin for 4 nights next weekend, and I was hoping that someone here might be willing to cast an eye over our vague itinerary and let me have any thoughts? I feel pretty disorganised about this trip, and some of the plan is still a bit wooly… I also know we won’t fit everything in, but like to have an idea of what’s in the area / vague route in mind and then we’ll play it by ear as we go as to what to drop during the day if needed. My 2 over-arching questions,...More
November 17, 2016|
Response fromjordansbulls|
Looks good to me. Definitely go to the Topography of Terror. Also consider skipping the Checkpoint Charlie Museum.