Neues Museum Berlin Reviews
amazing and wonderful May 26, 2012
The Neues Museum ("New Museum") is a museum in Berlin, Germany, located to the north of the Altes Museum (Old Museum) on Museum Island.
It was built between 1843 and 1855 according to plans by Friedrich August Stüler, a student of Karl Friedrich Schinkel. The museum was closed at the beginning of World War II in 1939, and was heavily damaged during the bombing of Berlin. The rebuilding was overseen by the English architect David Chipperfield. The museum officially reopened in October 2009 and received a 2010 RIBA European Award for its architecture.
I like Museums but Neues Museum wonderful,i can not describe beauty of this Museum i like
a lot of item but my favroute Queen Nefertiti head ,Golden hat & Egypt section.
you will not be bored it amazing and will enjoy.
every part of this Museum are excellent but i prefer level two.
i wish if they allow take photo nearQueen Nefertiti head.
this something you must see in Berlin.
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Beautiful collection of history Oct 18, 2009
Originally built between 1843 and 1855, this museum operated until the outbreak of World War II. Most of the smaller artifacts were moved for safe keeping, while some of the extremely large pieces could only be protected in place. Damage to the building and the remaining artifacts was eventually inevitable, due to the location of the museum and the volume of bombing and local land combat that occurred in the immediate area.
The building sat in ruins for the remainder of the 20th century. In 2003, reconstruction of the museum began, and was completed in early 2009. The official re-opening October 16th, 2009. When looking at the building, it is possible to see where original material has been retained in the construction... the older stone is stained gray by smoke and fire, and shows evidence of weapons damage of varying calibers. The newer stone shows what I presume to be the old stone's original colour... a mild sandy pink. The contrast is striking and gives a dramatic ideas of just how devastated the building had been.
The audio guide, available in multiple languages, served a dual purpose by describing not only the exhibits but the room in the museum itself. It was an interesting modern history lesson during an ancient history lesson.
The museum collection is stunning. Covering from prehistory up through the Egyptian and classic ages, the scope of it makes it difficult to sum up in a few hundred words. You can't mention this museum without a few words about the bust of Nefertiti... and it deserves them. It's a master piece. Personally, I prefer the aesthetics of the 'Green Man', a 2500 year old life sized carving of a male head in green stone with a blend if Greek and Egyptian styles.
I spent 3 hours at the museum. I probably could have spent 5 or more. I had the advantage of going when the museum was free for it's opening, but the current 10 euro price is still definitely worth it.
Part of the SiliTrip 2009 travel blog