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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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Excellent spot for lunch!

If the weather is nice, it's a great spot to have a take-away lunch sitting on the banks of the river. It's also very lovely to walk along the river (well, when they don't have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

If the weather is nice, it's a great spot to have a take-away lunch sitting on the banks of the river. It's also very lovely to walk along the river (well, when they don't have the construction anyway).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Nice to just walk around and view the architecture! Not even necessary to go into the museum unless you're really fond of art. Theres often construction because the buildings were quite damaged in world War 2, so bear that in mind if you don't wish to see that, it may be some time before the museums are complete, so I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Good choice of museums all in one location, easy to access and visit with good transport links at reasonable costs

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Must see, and even with Pergamon Museum partially closed, it's still filled with endless wonders! So many treasures that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

What an unusual place, such amazing buildings. Very easy to walk around both inside and out, well worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Pergamon Museum is top notch with amazing exhibits from ancient Babylon. The Neues has the bust of Nefertiti, an absolutely superb antiquity. Well worth the visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Just visit the Pergamanon and Neus - they are known for the Ishtar Gate and Nefertiti's bust. I am not a big museum's fan but have visited better museums elsewhere. Though, the buildings are very historic and great for some lovely pictures!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Due to lack of time (and tired feet) visited only Alte Nationalgalerie. Was expecting more. Should have visited the Pergamon museum! Nice walk on the island looking at the beautiful buildings. Easy to get to/from by one of the hop on - hop offs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I'm sure this is a great spot when it's not entirely under construction. Really nice to have a picnic lunch in a green space or go to some museums, though most are pretty small (1 hour or so) and you might be better off buying a day pass.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Three out of the five museums are closed on a Monday so pick another day to visit. Neues Museum was our favourite and has a fantastic Egyptian exhibition, better than anything in Egypt itself! The art gallery had one floor closed as it was prepping for an exhibit, which was disappointing. It's a nice way to spend half a day.... More 

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Mitte
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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