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

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!

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  • What's included :
    • Lifetime access to the 'A Walk through Time on Museum Island' tour
    • VoiceMap Application
    • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
    What's excluded :
    • Smartphone
    • Transportation
    • Food/drinks
    • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Museumsinsel, 10178 Berlin, Germany

    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.

    Pass By: Am Lustgarten 1 Museum Island, 10178 Berlin Germany

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

    Pass By: City Palace (Berlin Stadtschloss), Schlossplatz 5, 10178 Berlin Germany

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

    Pass By: Schlossbrucke, Unter den Linden 1, 10117 Berlin Germany

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

    Pass By: Neues Museum, Bodestrasse 1-3, 10178 Berlin Germany

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

    Pass By: German Historical Museum, Unter den Linden 2, 10117 Berlin, Germany

    You can pause the tour anytime to enter the German Historical Museum or the other institutions near and on Museum Island as you pass them.

    Pass By: Altes Museum, Am Lustgarten, 10178 Berlin Germany

    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.

  • Departure Point :
    Am Lustgarten 1, 10178 Berlin, Germany
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 1/18/2019 - 6/29/2022
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Return Detail :
    Museum for Pre- and Early History, Bodestraße 1-3, 10178 Berlin, Germany
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • This tour is wheelchair friendly.
    • Your redemption code for downloading the tour is included in your booking confirmation.
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.



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Activity ID: V-110804P19

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