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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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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... read more

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So many museums in one place so culture and arts fanatics can certainly get their fill of that and it is also a lovely place with street musicians and a good vibe

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are 5 museums on the island all with different kinds of exhibits and all, seemingly, under renovation to some extent. I have museum stamina and managed 4 in a Sunday. I'm not sure if it was a Sunday thing, but tickets were 40% less than posted. It was a highlight of my time in Berlin.

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Bratislava Region, Slovakia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went for the Island because of Humboldt Cube, which is an interesting building. The exhibition is interesting too and my children love it too. I am sad of that the building will be destroyed after the new-old Humboldt Museum will be opened. I love also the exhibition outside the building - the National Geographic banners.

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Horncastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The place for all your art museum fixes. A lovely place but depending on the time of day, be prepared to queue unless you pre book tickets.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is where most tourst wouldgo first day in Berlin.Please note Pergamon Museum is being renovated so you will not be able to see their best collection

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth several days of visits but we saw the 3 biggest ones in 1 day - Neues, Altes and Pergamon. Liked the Pergamon best and the lines were correspondingly the worst there. The museum day pass for €18 including all three plus more. Well worth it since each museum costs at least €12 if bought individually.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We thought we would buy an all in museum ticket but quite frankly it takes so long to get round all the museums we were absolutely shattered. Advice would be choose your preferred choice and go to that one only. Eateries on the other side of the river are very expensive.

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Pembroke, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful Place. Full of culture and history.Overlooking the river in a tranquil area of Berlin surrounded by trees.

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Far too expensive for what they are, make sure you enter from the gallery side and not the Bode Museum side, as you encounter some unsavory people by the river telling you to go home (rather more colorfully)

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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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