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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: +49 (0) 30 / 266424242
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Home to three famous museums - the Pergamon, the Altes and the Bode.

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The only problem is choosing!

This extraordinary grouping of five plus Museums is unique in my experience and the only problem it presents is which one to go to first! A 3 day all Museums card for Euros 24 is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Michele B
Sydney, Australia

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Having Museum Island listed as an attraction is misleading because the island itself is not an attraction. There are many things on the islands (Dom, Altes and Neu Museum) but they are individual attractions for different reasons.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This extraordinary grouping of five plus Museums is unique in my experience and the only problem it presents is which one to go to first! A 3 day all Museums card for Euros 24 is amazing value. The Neues Museum was our first choice and lived up to every expectation. The presentation and quality of the artefacts is fabulous and... More 

Thank Michele B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful day sunny took a cruise up the river .. Then looked around beautiful and so much history best on sunny day .

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Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Right now, the place looks like a giant construction site with a breathtaking museums around. As far as I know, by the year 2020 the place will look like a one of a kind location for culture and heritage and art. But even now, this island is a must if you are in Berlin. Island itself is free for public,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This island is home an incredible museum complex. The oldest structure dates to the 1830's and in recent years declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There's a lot to be seen here. Just wander away from the main roads a stroll around the little roads which can be found on the island. You will come upon some lovely buildings and all the time the television tower will preside over things from a great height.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Take bus 100 from Museum island, buy a day ticket and stay on the bus! make sure you get a seat in front row upstairs and you will see a lot of Berlin for Euro 6,90! the museums are great so make sure you leave time to visit at least the Pergamon and the Neue Museum ( Nefertiti). Do one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spend a full day here. Wonderful exhibits in all the museums. Rent a headset so you miss nothing of importance. A trip on the river boat is restful and informative.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One could easily spend a happy day here. I recommend that you buy the ticket that gives entrance to all museums - I saw this at the ticket booth near the entrance to the Neues museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't go into the museums but the view from outside is really nice as it is on the river and the architecture is fabulous. Tickets can be bought for a lower rate if you buy tickets for multiple museums at once.

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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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