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Berlin's Old National Gallery and Prussia's Nineteenth Century private tour

Availability: Daily (except Monday) at 10 AM and 2 PM
Duration: 3 hours
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Do this because
  • Receive a tour from an accomplished academic
  • See the Prussian art collections – Museumsinsel
  • Visit the Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery)
  • Learn more about German Romanticism
  • Explore works from French Impressionism
What to expect

This 3-hour walking tour will expose you to some of the greatest works of Prussian art, German Romanticism, and French Impressionism, all located in Berlin's Museumsinsel (Museum Island). Your tour will start with an examination of the island itself – five museums created in the early 1800s on Spree island for extensive Prussian art collections. Then you'll move on to the Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery), a veritable sanctuary for the arts, including the captivating collections of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation. Here you can wander through the massive rooms filled with 19th century paintings and sculptures. Your tour will focus on Caspar David Friedrich, whose works of spiritual beauty demonstrate both his unique style as well as key aspects of German Romanticism. The tour will also include works of Realism by Max Liebermann, Lovis Corinth, and Adolf Menzel.

Afterwards, you'll move on to French Impressionism, with masterpieces by Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, and sculptures by Auguste Rodin. Your guide will highlight the transformative ideals of this movement as well as individual styles, changes in materials, and the influence of photography. Your tour will cover the cultural, creative, and political elements which helped create this amazing era of art.

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What's included
  • Guided walk in the Museuminsel and the Alte Nationalgalerie
  • Art historian tour guide
What's not included
  • Alte Nationalgalerie Tickets: individual €10, students & seniors €5 (online shop: individual €9, students & seniors €4,50)
Where

Am Lustgarten 1, 10178 Berlin, Germany

Meeting point:

The entrance of the Alte Nationalgalerie on the Museum Island (there is only one entrance) at Bodestrasse 1-3

What to remember

You will receive a separate e-mail invoice for your tickets so that the guide can prepay for them, sparing you from long entrance lines. Please send an email if you will be holding Museum Island passes or Berlin passes that already cover your admission to Alte Nationalgalerie.

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When

Daily (except Monday) at 10 AM and 2 PM

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Provider
Insight Cities
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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