When: Early Afternoon, Day 3, 5, or 6
Optional sightseeing venue; combined with visit to the Gemäldegalerie
The Neues Museum is one of the five museums on Museum Island in the heart of Berlin. It contains the world-famous bust of Nefertiti (pictured) as well as outstanding collections of artifacts from Ancient Europe, Africa, and the Middle East and prehistory. Visitors will be able to see many of the findings that the German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann brought back from his excavations at Troy. The Museum’s exceptional Bronze Age collections include the unique calendar known as the Berlin Gold Hat. The visit to the Neues Museum is presented as one optional sightseeing option together with the visit to the Gemäldegalerie on Days 3, 5, and 6. Students visiting on Day 5 will have the chance, if they wish, to take the Berlin History Exam at the Exam at 5pm after having had an hour to view the collection. A certain number of questions in the Art History Bee (likely several per round) will also draw on the museum’s collections.