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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
Description: Home to three famous museums - the Pergamon, the Altes and the Bode.
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Plan lots of time to visit this jewel of Berlin

This very large complex of buildings is a must see, depending on your interests. From artistic masterpieces to rare antiquities. There is something for everyone here. But, there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This very large complex of buildings is a must see, depending on your interests. From artistic masterpieces to rare antiquities. There is something for everyone here. But, there are long lines. If possible get our museum pass at an information center whose line was a 45 minute wait the 3rd week in Aug. Then you had to get in line... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Museum island has some of the world great archeological treasures. See Nefertiti and the astonishing Ishtar Gate. Sadly only part of the Pergamon collection is on view. The Museums, especially the Pergamon , are sinking and huge restoration work is under way. It is planned for completion 2020, but many hope that with the British Museum's Sir Neil in charge,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Museum Island refers to an area in Berlin that has a high concentration of important museums. It also has some natural scenic features due to the river, walkways, and old bridges. One art highlight that gets a lot of attention is the line of three naked swimmer statues sitting on a wall next to the river Spree. Don't expect a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

So many galleries, museums, churches to see in a very small area. Easy to walk to each venue by foot, lovely walks down the river to each one & surrounding gardens to relax in. Queues can be quite long for some of the main galleries, lots of eateries etc nearby to while away the wait!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Love this space! The 72 hour Welcome Berlin card which includes entry to Museum Island is recommended. Visited the Neues Museum Egyptian Collection which meant free entry with the Welcome Card and was blown away. Museum Island is one of the many cheeries on Berlin's cake and its a place that demands return visits on your 2nd and 3rd visits... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The 5 famous museum buildings on this island are great!!! Their exteriors are very attractive! I have only visited 4 of them (within one day), but I believe, if you want to guarantee your visit quality, it is better to make it less than 2 within one day, because things in each museum are all too much for you too... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Visited the special exhibit at the National Galerie, featuring Impressionist and Expressionist paintings. It was very well done and very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Too much to see in one visit. Numerous different museums in one area. You could spend a whole day here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Went back to Berlin especially to explore more of the museums here, only got to the Pergammon las time. They didn't dissapoint. Only problem was the crowds. Winter and Thursday night are better less coaches full of tourists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I felt that I live at ancient Egypt, but they don't allow to take a photo with the beautiful Nefertiti. Also, the Bergamon is a very important museum.. Don't miss it.

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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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