Each of Museum Island’s five museums is impressive in its own way. The Pergamon is home to classical antiques, artifacts from ancient civilizations, and Middle Eastern and Islamic art. The Bode Museum boasts a large coin collection and a number of Byzantine-era sculptures. The Altes Museum is significant for its neoclassical architecture and Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities. The Neues features prehistoric and Egyptian artifacts, and the Alte Nationalgalerie showcases works of classicism, romanticism, impressionism, and more.
You can pay for each museum individually or purchase a 3-day Museum Pass Berlin that includes admission to more than 30 museums and exhibitions. Tours to Museum Island generally discuss the buildings’ significance, from their architecture to the prized pieces housed inside. A number of tours also include skip-the-line access to the two most popular museums, the Pergamon and the Neues. Berlin hop-off hop-off bus tours stop at the island.