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Museum Island

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Address: 13089 Berlin, Germany
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+49 30 266424242
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Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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

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Architecture and statues!

Although we didnt actually go into any of the museums it was an amazing architectural paradise of countless buildings steeped in history. The court yards were full of statues... read more

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Although we didnt actually go into any of the museums it was an amazing architectural paradise of countless buildings steeped in history. The court yards were full of statues depicting battles, macabre scenes and religiuos deities. There is a free musuem in a modern building showing the history and rebuilding of this island which is worth seeing for the scaled... More 

Thank AliBam2015
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited as part of a river cruise and were suitable impressed by the whole cruise and also the island. Very beautiful and peaceful.

Thank ronp1954
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a good place for a short stop for a pic or a rest. The market across the street is way better. If you have time

Thank Savannah R
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

All the museums are here. Excellent rainy day activity. Advise you get the 'app' and purchase your tickets online save waiting approx. 1 hour to get into one of the museums.

Thank SallyBMcKeith
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Museum Island is a lovely are. If you like Historic Buildings, Beautiful Art and Lovely Gardens. It a great area to walk around and enjoy the day. Lots to see and some much history...

Thank A. Vinnie V
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I didn't find this area until the last evening of my short holiday, so I had only a short time to walk around it. Lots of Museums, and the The Berliner Dom Church, in the immediate area. The river runs down through this area, and in fact you can take a river trip if you wish. Large grass area In... More 

Thank David P
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I think museum island is one of the prettiest parts of Berlin. It has all the museums with green space, surrounded by water and boat cruises. I would recommend walking through in the morning, when there are less tourists and the roads around the island are quiet.

Thank Annabel W
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Museum Island is a must see of Berlin. Even without stepping foot into one of the 5 museums or the Berlin Cathedral, it is an impressive place to visit!

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Paderborn, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole area is beautiful with green spaces, fountains etc. Makes a lovely place to pause even if your not visiting any of the museums.

Thank helens2ry
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Reviewed 1 week ago

German classical architecture. Hum. Not a reference really. Heavy buildings, some needing renovation, are clustered together on a small island with no place to "breathe". Resulting in an unaesthetic group of old dustry blocks. And a lot of works are being done to reshape the area, so we were walking across caterpillars. Nice. Just went to the Alte National Gallery.... More 

Thank CGallerne

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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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