Classic Sights and Hidden Histories of Berlin's Museum Island Audio Tour

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Duration: 50 minutes

Departs: Berlin, Berlin

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Discover Museum Island at your own pace in the company of best selling author Rory MacLean. Start at the Schlossplatz – Berlin's original seat of power, its Westminster and St Paul’s, its White House, Smithsonian and Pentagon . Take in the rebuilt Schloss, from where in 1914 Kaiser Wilhelm sent a million men to their deaths at Verdun, Ypres and Passchendaele. Discover why five magnificent museums – which trace the development of civilizations throughout the ages – make Museuminsel such a celebrated UNESCO World Heritage site. You can start the walk at your convenience. Audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline. If you've got an hour and want to understand why Europe owes so much to the Age of Enlightenment – this is the tour for you!

What's Included

Lifetime access to the 'A Walk through Time on Museum Island' tour

Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

VoiceMap Application

What's Not Included



Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 6 - 99

Additional Info

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • This tour is wheelchair friendly.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • This tour is wheelchair friendly.
  • Wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

What To Expect

The tour takes you on an easy walk from the Lustgarten and Berliner Schloss into the roots of both Prussian militarism and the Enlightenment (by way of the inspirational lives of Frederick the Great and architect Friedrich Schinkel). Start the tour in the app, put your phone in your pocket, and let your guide direct you through the streets. The total walking distance is approximately 1 km and takes about an hour without stopping, but you can pause anytime. Most people will opt to finish with a visit to one of Museum Island's five museums or coffee and cake at the superb German Historical Museum café. The narration is crisply mastered by a professional audio engineering staff, creating an engaging experience that is suitable for all ages that can wear ear buds.

• Admission Ticket Free

We start our tour in the Lustgarten, a square that for centuries was Berlin's seat of power.

• Admission Ticket Free

Stadtschloss Berlin
Hear the rich history of the Schloss and how it has been both treasured and vilified at times.

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We'll cross the famed Schlossbruecke and point out the features that celebrate Prussia's militaristic philosophy.

• Admission Ticket Free

Neues Museum
Your guide will paint a picture of the architects vision to keep the history of the original building alive.

• Admission Ticket Free

Altes Museum
Learn the story of how many of the Altes Museum's great murals were lost in 1944, and listen to the words of a young 1850's factory worker as he describes his emotional first impression of the museum.

• Admission Ticket Free

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