Berlin Close Up

Sightseeing For Individualists

Museum Visits

MUSEUM ISLAND

Berlin’s Museum Island is a unique ensemble of five museums, including the Pergamon Museum - built at the small island in Berlin’s Spree River between 1824 and 1930. A cultural and architectural monument of great significance it was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status in 1999. Visit the Museum Island, including Bode-Museum with european painting and the recently re-opened New Museum with the Egyptian Museum and the famous bust of Nefertiti, followed by a walk to the Hackesche Höfe. Here, around a network of courtyards living, working and leisure come together to create a modern centre for culture. (3 hours)

BERLIN - CITY OF CULTURE

Tour of the Berlin Kulturforum near Potsdamer Platz including a visit to the Gemälde Galerie, housing a fine collection of masterpieces from the 13th to the 19th century. Followed by a look at the extraordinary architecture of the Philharmony and the Staatsbibliothek, the concert hall and the national library designed by the architect Hans Scharoun. (3 hours)

TIPs

Tips from Karen Pastofski on YouTube