Berlin audio tour: A Walk through Time on Museum Island

A Walk through Time on Museum Island

Walking Tour

20 mins

About the Tour

Schlossplatz was Berlin's seat of power. Around it stood Prussia's Buckingham Palace and St Paul’s, its White House, Smithsonian and Pentagon. Today the square is part of Museumsinsel, an island dedicated to art and science and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this walk, best-selling author Rory MacLean takes you through time from Frederick the Great to Berlin's perfect museum.

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Rory MacLean

Author Rory MacLean has known three Berlins: West Berlin where he made movies with David Bowie and Marlene Dietrich, East Berlin where he researched his first best seller 'Stalin's Nose', and now the unified capital. His newest book 'Berlin: Imagine a City' (published in the US as 'Berlin: Portrait of a City through the Centuries') was chosen as a Book of the Year by the Washington Post whose reviewer called it 'the most extraordinary work of history I've ever read'.

Major Landmarks

  • Berlin Palace

  • Alte Nationalgalerie and Museum

  • Bode Museum

  • Pergamonmuseum

  • Neues Museum

Directions to Starting Point

Please start at the fountain in the middle of the Lustgarten.

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Places to stop along the way

Arguably Berlin's finest gateaux are served at the German Historical Museum café - along with a great view of the Lustgarten and Berliner Dom cathedral.

Best time of day

Any time of day but -- due to the construction of the Schloss -- the walk will be quieter after 4pm.


For a world city, Berlin is comparatively safe but do watch for pickpockets in the crowds at the Neues Museum.


great tour !

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A Walk through Time on Museum Island