The restoration of the Museum Island according to David Chipperfield’s master plan is Berlin’s largest inner city project since the completion of Potsdamer Platz. Following the celebrated re-opening of Neues Museum, the construction of a new central entrance building, the James Simon Gallery marks the completion of the UNESCO World Heritage site’s extensive restoration – leading into an impressive 21st century museum complex.
Buildings visited in the course of the tour – including interior visits:

Altes Museum (Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Hilmer & Sattler und Albrecht); Lustgarten (Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Hans Loidl); Berliner Dom (Julius Carl Raschdorff)

Museum Island
Alte Nationalgalerie (Friedrich August Stüler, Heinrich Strack, H.G. Merz); Colonnade Courtyard (Levin Monsigny;) Bode Museum (Ernst von Ihne, Heinz Tesar); Pergamon Museum (Alfred Messel, Ludwig Hoffmann, O. M. Ungers, Jan Kleihues, Walter Noebel); Galerie am Kupfergraben and building site of the James Simon Gallery (David Chipperfield);

Neues Museum
Focus of the tour is the guided visit to the New Museum (Friedrich August Stüler) renovated by David Chipperfield and Julian Harrap - one of the most important museum conversions in recent years, which won many architectural awards.

Duration approx. 2,5 hours

The tour can be complemented with a gallery tour of contemporary art in Berlin Mitte.