Neues Museum, Berlin

Entrance hall to the Neues Museum in Berlin

The Neues Museum is located in Berlin, Germany and was built between 1843 and 1855. The Neues Museum is a great stop during any visit to Europe or Germany. The building itself is a great historical stop to view not to mention along with the content held within the museum itself. The Museum was closed at the beginning World War II and was damaged during the bombing of Berlin at the end of the War.



It was rebuilt under an English architect and stands as one of the few remaining museums built in Berlin representing the neoclassical architecture style seen mostly in the 19th century Museums. This alone is a great reason to visit this museum for its great architecture and its long history. This museum also stands as a great site for World War II enthusiasts as most of the Neues Museum was destroyed during bombing runs.

The museum was first opened in 2009, after the northwest wing and the south-east facade had been reconstructed according to the original neoclassical design created by David Chipperfield, ever since it’s closing at the beginning of the War.

Other than the museum building itself being a great reason to travel here for any history or architecture fan, you also must not forget the famous exhibitions offered at The Neues Museum. Some of the great exhibits offered to visit are the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus collection, Museum of Prehistory and Early History, and items can be seen from the Collection of Classical Antiquities. All together this makes the Neues Museum a great stop for anyone interested in the early history and beginnings of humanity.

Neues Museum address and hours

Neues Museum
Genthiner Straße 38
Museuminsel
10785 Berlin

Opening times:
Mon 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tue 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wed 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thu 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Fri 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sat 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sun 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Last admission one hour before closing.

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Last updated by Jason on 08 May, 2011 in Destinations.

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