We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Museum Island

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: 13089 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 30 266424242
Website
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description:

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

Book In Advance
More Info
$54.83*
and up
Small-Group Hidden Berlin Walking Tour: Palace of Tears, Jewish Quarter, Museum...
More Info
$85.83*
and up
Private Berlin Custom Half-Day Tour with Private Driver and Guide
More Info
$27.17*
and up
Berlin Private Half-Day Walking Tour: Discover the German Capital’s History

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 6,329 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1806
    Excellent
  • 863
    Very good
  • 172
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Favorite place in Berlin

The museum island is quite great especially if you visit it at the sunset period. We spent few hours walking around and admiring the museums which have a very special architecture.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Stefan C
,
Bucharest, Romania
Add Photo Write a Review

6,329 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 2,883: English reviews
Bucharest, Romania
Level Contributor
119 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum island is quite great especially if you visit it at the sunset period. We spent few hours walking around and admiring the museums which have a very special architecture.

Helpful?
Thank Stefan C
Level Contributor
18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recommend for history friends. We took Berlin Welcome card and got five museoms three days free entrance. Recommend!

Helpful?
Thank Raivo A
Ramat-Gan, Israel
Level Contributor
65 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are 5 museums on the ISland, and it is possible to get one ticket to all of them. It is located in the middle of Berlin. LOvely views. The museums themselves are ordinary (the Pergamon is excellent)

Helpful?
Thank Michael R
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
5,288 reviews
3,398 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11,212 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Museum Island is a highlight attraction area in the Mitte District of Berlin. Located on a small piece of land surrounded by the Spree River and offshoot canal that reconnects east of the island, this is where you find a collection of museums recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Here you will find a series of Neo-Classical style... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank BradJill
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is easy to spend a whole day here touring these excellent exhibitions. There is much to learn about many different civilizations, well organized, easy to navigate.

Helpful?
1 Thank Brenda F
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Lots of exhibits from different eras. From Babylon gate and ancient Egyptians to modern German paintings and sculptures. Entrance is around 10€ per museum but you can get a 3-day pass for 24€. If you fancy visiting museums and you happen to be in Berlin, don't miss it!

Helpful?
Thank Manos S
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
257 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is such a delight walking to this area and can imagine how beautiful it must be in summer as when we were there weather refused to go higher than minus 4 in day with chilly winds . Great architecture all around and so many museums to see in the area

Helpful?
Thank pilgrim_gsa
Berlin, Germany
Level Contributor
33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a whole day or two as this is the historical areas to visit. Plenty of walking, no rush, visit one museum to the other. Located by the river Spree, it will capture your interest whether taking the museum art works inside or outside, this is a great place to visit durin nice rm days. The Berliner Dom Cathedral is... More 

Helpful?
Thank thefastpitcher
Morpeth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
556 reviews
387 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a full day here and only managed to see a tiny fraction of the art and treasures displayed here. The grouping of the museums together beside the Cathedral makes for easy access and a new wing is being built which will make a return visit essential.

Helpful?
Thank bdon257
Level Contributor
84 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Centrally located on an island on the Spree river in the centre of Berlin. To my recollection theres no tram,train nor underground direct to the island but not a problem as easily and more wworthwhile to walk across the Spree to access it. 5 excelkent museums and the berlin cathedral to visit while here but edobt expect to visit all... More 

Helpful?
Thank celt74

Travelers who viewed Museum Island also viewed

 

Been to Museum Island? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Museum Island and other visitors
23 questions
Ask a question
Grand Ledge, Michigan
Viera, Florida
Bellevue, Washington

See all questions (23)

Questions? Get answers from Museum Island staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Mitte

Neighborhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighborhood