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Museum Island

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Address: Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 (0) 30 / 266424242
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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

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Stunning buildings

There are so many museums to chose from it can be difficult if you only have time for one or two. No matter which museum you chose it is worth a wander round museum island as the... read more

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Sandra D
Craughwell, Galway, Ireland
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Craughwell, Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are so many museums to chose from it can be difficult if you only have time for one or two. No matter which museum you chose it is worth a wander round museum island as the buildings themselves are beautiful. Do look up as most have incredible bronzes on the roof as well as a vast array of columns... More 

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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after visiting the British Museum in London, the Metropolitan in NY, the Smithsonian museums in Washington DC and the National Archeological museum in Athens - I must admit that the museums in Berlin are not as impressive. the island itself is lovely, and the buildings are impressive. walking around the island is free, the museums themselves cost money - and... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After going to this museum I feel I stepped back in history , it was fantastic. A must see. If you are ever in Berlin take the time to go here. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Keep in mind not to touch things while you are there, these are very old and part of the worlds history.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did not see everything on the island, didn't have the time to do so. But we did have lunch under the trees, along the canal, which was beautiful. And then made our way over to the Nues Museum. My goal was to see the bust of Nefertiti, which I did although photos are not allowed of her. Considering just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While there's still construction and renovations going on, there's so much inside activity available in this small space. But it's the outdoor space, the cool gardens, that makes it particularly lovely on a warm summer's day. Besides the small kiosks selling souvenirs and food, there are musicians filling the grounds with lovely music - from Jazz on a saxophone to... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We intended to go inside the church but had the ad luck to arrive when it was closed for some special service or something. We did hear the bells which are impressive. Our guide had suggested going at noon or 6 to attend service and hear the organ. Ask about this. We didn't have time to go into any of... More 

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Huge queues when we arrived meant a 2 hour wait if buying tickets then and there. Try and book ahead on line.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This area is a short walk from the Brandenburg Gate and it's as it says, an island in the Spree on which there are many museums. There is some stunning architecture here and it's well worth a visit during your trip to Berlin

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Museum Mile is worth your time. You have the option of multiple museums - I recommend Altes Museum. The friend who took me pointed out the extraordinary architecture of the museum itself as if the exhibits were not enough to enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Make sure you get a Berlin Card for travel and admission discounts. Admission fees for most everything except things related to the Holocaust. Took a trip advisor 4-hr walking tour from Hackerscher Markt. Highly recommended; covered the main sights. Very informative.

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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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