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Museum Island

Tra Il Kupfergraben E la Sprea C'e L'isola Dei Musei, Il Museumsinsel, Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
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Ranked #12 of 477 Attractions in Berlin
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Home to three famous museums - the Pergamon, the Altes and the Bode.
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Lanham, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Pergamom and Neus museum are MUST SEEs!! You need a day to see each. Nefertiti and Pergamon altar alone make the trip worth the visit. You won't be disappointed!

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This is by far my favorite part of Berlin due to the architecture and the several museums available to visit. It has a very rich history and i visiting the museums here was one of the most enjoyable things I did during my trip to Berlin

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Are you kidding? We saw Nefertiti at the Neues Museum and the Ishtar Gate of Babylon at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin! It really doesn't get much better than this!! The Nefertiti was stunning (no photos allowed). The Ishtar Gate is worth the trip to Berlin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Even if you're not really into museums, the island itself is definitely worth a visit, especially for the architecture

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Really spectacular artefacts and impressive gifts donated by the Ottoman Empire. Audio info was thorough and layout was perfect not to overwhelm you on a half day museum visit. Worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Several museums area available in that area, although we were told that the most interesting of the museums, hosting Babylone's assets, is now closed for 5 years of renovation. As a curiosity, we were explained that Angela Merckel lives in a building close to the island, because she felt the official house she is entitled to live in is too... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Other than the Pergamon, the rest of the museums on the island are ok not spectacular but the island itself is totally worth a visit including the little bridges, from which you can find a number of tours of the Spree. Plus there's the Berlin Dom, from the roof of which you can see spectacular views of Berlin and in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

very close to museums and a good place to have lunch with a guide book to decide what to do next the boats for the canals go from the jetty and the East German museum is fascinating

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Its good that this island comprises of five museum next to each others. But due to paucity of time, I just got time to have a nice evening walk around the place. Also on Sunday morning, they have a very nice flea market consisting of artifacts, books and other random stuff. That was really good.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Museum Island is clean and accessible. There are street performers and various unique transportation vehicles that you can take up and down the island. Several restaurants and coffee shops are throughout. The museums are a sight to see outside themselves. Good atmosphere, good time.

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