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Museum Island

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Address: Tra Il Kupfergraben E la Sprea C'e L'isola Dei Musei, Il Museumsinsel, Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 030/209050
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Home to three famous museums - the Pergamon, the Altes and the Bode.
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the area around museum island was gorgeous even in the winter there was still so much to do and see..

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

the area around museum island was gorgeous even in the winter there was still so much to do and see..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Even if you don't go into the museums it is worth looking around here. The buildings are spectacular and their position directly on the river makes it a sight worth seeing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Art gallery had great exhibition but we were too tired to visit more than one place. However if you like old stuff this is the place to be. Also Berlin cathedral here. Need stamina.!!'n

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I spent a whole day in this complex. Buy a combined ticket, and you'll save a lot on the entrance fees! The Art Museum was a bit of a let down, the permanent displays of mostly German Artists were dull, to say the least, and dark and uninspiring! Not a patch on the Louvre! The Museum of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Well worth buying the pass for 3 days for 24 euros as 8 euros to get into most of the museums so a huge saving. So much to see!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

It's a very beautiful space with important museums. Besides you can find many good angles to take photographies. I chose just one museum to visit, Pergamum, it was amazing, I spent 3 hours inside. But I think worth it visit all of then.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A great selection of museums and also some amazing buildings which are part of the University of Berlin

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Neues museum is wonderful, the Berliner Dom is so opulent, it's hard to believe it is protestant. The Pergamon museum is under construction and is hard to accept that you cannot see the Pergamon alter until 2019, but such is the plight of a city bidding on the 2024 Olympics. Overall, worth the trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We visited Museum Island as part of walking tour and it is well with a visit- there are various museums there to visit and the area is lovely just to sit - architecture of the buildings lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

great range of museums to visit. visually stunning and photogenic. we happily spend a morning wandering from museum to museum. highly recommended.

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Staying in Mitte

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The center of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighborhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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