The Bust of Nefertiti and the Processional Way of Babylon are just two of the thousands of exhibits. And the five museum buildings are artworks themselves. Berlin's Museum Island is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
In 2019, the city-state Berlin is celebrating itself as a city of modernity and liberty – with the Bauhaus centenary and 30th anniversary of the fall of the Wall.
From November 17, important original works from ancient Pergamon and a 360-degree panorama will be shown in a temporary building. The restored Telephos frieze of the Pergamon Altar can also be seen again in Berlin.
Whoever wants to celebrate the turn of the year in the German capital has to pay an average of 68 percent more than usual for an overnight stay in a hotel room. This is the most expensive in Germany.
Around 80 flights were expected to be canceled during a four-hour strike at Berlin's Tegel and Schönefeld airports. The airports have warned of "severe disruption" to passengers' travel plans.
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