The Archäologische Promenade will eventually connect four of the five historical buildings on the Museumsinsel. It will also place the contents of the archaeological collections in relationship to each other. The promenade's first sections are already in use.
Connecting the Buildings Permits a Contemporary Solution for Access
The Archäologische Promenade (Archaeological Promenade) leads from the Altes Museum through the Neues Museum and the Pergamonmuseum to the Bode-Museum. The promenade will also be accessible directly from the James-Simon-Galerie. This gives visitors to the Museumsinsel (Museum Island) the opportunity to get from one building to another quickly while remaining indoors. Outdoor paths, some of which are quite long, had been the only way to do that, since the entrances to the museums face the city in different directions.
Linking the Archaeological Collections Creates New Experiences for Visitors
The promenade will produce connections between the content of the archaeological collections presented in the four buildings. It is intended to convey overarching themes in human history, which are reflected in different ways in each of the collections.
The First Rooms Are Already Finished
The first sections of the Archäologische Promenade are already accessible. In the Bode-Museum, the room under the small dome provides access to the promenade. In the Neues Museum, the Ägyptischer Hof (Egyptian Courtyard) and the Griechischer Hof (Greek Courtyard) offer an impression of the possibilities for designing the promenade in the future. The Archäologische Promenade will only be fully accessible when all the construction projects of the Museuminsel Master Plan have been completed.