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  • Altes Museum - Berlin

The Altes Museum or Old Museum opened its doors to the public in 1830. The building which was designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel and Modelled on the Greek Stoa in Athens with its Classical 18 colonnade façade. The building was badly damaged during WW2 and reconstruction work continued until 1966. At present the museum houses a collection of Greek and Roman antiquities. One of the biggest attractions at the museum is the bust of Queen Nefertiti, discovered in 1912 and dating back to 1360 B.C. that has pride of place on the ground floor. The museums world famous collection contains altogether some 45,000 objects. Entrance is free between 6pm & 10pm on Thursdays.

Address: Altes Museum, Am Lustgarten, 10178 Berlin-Mitte
Directions: U-Bahn: U6 (Friedrichstraße)

S-Bahn: S1, S2, S25 (Friedrichstraße); S5, S7, S75, S9 (Hackescher Markt)

Tram: M1, 12 (Am Kupfergraben); M2, M4, M5, M6 (Hackescher Markt)

Bus: TXL (Staatsoper); 100, 200 (Lustgarten); 147 (Friedrichstraße)

Phone: +49 - (0)30 - 20 90 55 44
Website: http://www.egyptian-museum-berlin.com/a01.php?fs=0.5

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  • Updated Dec 22, 2008
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