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Address: 13089 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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So many museums, too little time!

What an island! So much to visit, see, think about. We only had an afternoon, so we split up with some of us going to the Old National Gallery, and one to the New Museum (Queen... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What an island! So much to visit, see, think about. We only had an afternoon, so we split up with some of us going to the Old National Gallery, and one to the New Museum (Queen Nefertiti!) There is major construction going on to build a new main entrance area and to connect the museums underground. It will be fantastic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Right in the Mitte district on the site of the old city of Colln is an island in the middle of the Spree. This geographically terrain reminds of the Île de la Cité in Paris except that instead of royal palaces, there are museum palaces. Five to be exact. The Museum Island, or Museumsinsel is a @UNESCO World Heritage Site... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a fabulous place to visit just looking at the architecture of the buildings never mind the contents! The Pergamon is the best in my opinion, there are around 160 museums in Berlin but that's the best. It has the Ishtar Gate and Roman Market Square. The Neues museum has the bust of Nefertiti which is also splendid. You... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is certainly a world class museum with excellent exhibits. It is overwhelming however with century after century of brutality, violence and oppression. It makes one despair of being human. It was worth it just to go to the I M Pei addition, which was transformational.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So convenient to have so many great museums together. We only went to pergamon and neus and they were phenomenal. The other three from what I've heard are okay but not quite as good as these two.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came in the summer of 2016 and this place had many buildings under renovations and structural repairs. There were diversions to the museums some of which were confusing juxtaposed to existing street signs that had not been changed. You can spend an entire day here visiting one museum after another and there is a pass you can buy that lets... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was amazing to hear about the history of this island and see the grouping of museum and historical buildings. The columns on the island have bullet holes from the "Siege of Berlin" at the end of WWII.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Art and historical places in a very quite lovely place in the great city. Tourists guide are available with translated flyers.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here as part of Insider tours walking tour. The information we received was interesting and there is plenty to see here if you're a museum buff. We were a bit over it at this point in time and there is also lots of renovation going on. Beautiful part of the city though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With a choice of museums to visit, it is safe to say that there is plenty to choose from. My personal favourite was the Neues Museum with its Eygptian treasures.

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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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