Museum Island

Museum Island, Berlin: Hours, Address, Museum Island Reviews: 4.5/5

Museum Island
4.5
Speciality Museums • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Home to three famous museums - the Pergamon, the Altes and the Bode.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Mitte (Borough)
How to get there
  • Hackescher Markt • 6 min walk
  • Oranienburger Straße • 8 min walk
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Lavida L
Westhampton Beach, NY150 contributions
The architecture is truly amazing . The history, the artwork, the setting itself . We toured the entire area and it takes you back in time . Such an enriching experience. You have to go here if you are ever in Berlin .
Written August 6, 2022
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Annie S
Portsmouth, UK143 contributions
We were limited for time so didn't go into any of the museums but was lovely to walk around and take in the buskers and beautiful buildings... walked along the river too... very nice
Written July 6, 2022
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marycoons
Hanover, MN195 contributions
We only had time to visit two museums plus the Berlin Cathedral, but they were all very informative. The Bode Museum could have used more signage/information in English.
Written June 24, 2022
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Paivar
Bundall, Australia538 contributions
So many museums to look through and the buildings and surrounding grounds are stunning. Well organised layout and right in the city centre. There were nearby markets outside the grounds the day we went also. Great atmosphere all around.
Written June 21, 2022
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Tatjana B
34 contributions
Couples
We went to Altes Museum first, after the ticket line in the Pergamon Museum was extremely busy. We got an all day ticket for the whole Museumsinsel at once to skip the lines and see what interests us in the different exhibits. After enjoying the Greek collection at Altes Museum we went back to Pergamon Museum. Unfortunately, skipping the long ticket line didn't work because we got sent back to get another " Zeitfensterticket " at the ticket booth. So, after we almost left the museum a nice lady at the information counter helped us out and referred us to her less busy coworkers, who issued another ticket for the Neues Museum, where we went to the Nefertiti bust. After realizing that the Pergamon Altar was still closed we skipped going back to get another Zeitfensterticket to get entry. I found that process very annoying and the company who manages the ticketing on Museumsinsel should find a more efficient way of letting people get access after they paid already for the tickets. Please, check with the Metropolitan Museum in NYC how they manage visitors and groups waiting in line for access. Berlin can do better!
Written June 15, 2022
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Angelica
52 contributions
Solo
Even without going inside the amazing museums, the island is well worth a walk around. The buildings are very impressive, particularly the Altes Museum
Written June 15, 2022
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel35,606 contributions
Whether you like museums or not, the museum island is a lovely place for an hour stroll.
While the museums are mostly archeology and ancient Egypt related, they're quite decent.
Written June 12, 2022
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Pauline R
Wivenhoe, UK10 contributions
We just went in the Pergamom Museum, which contains mostly Islamic Art. Very beautiful. If you only visit one museum, this is probably the one to go for.
Written May 28, 2022
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland25,432 contributions
This stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site is located in Berlin’s historic Mitte. You can find five historic museums here: Altes Museum, Neues Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie, Bode Museum, and Pergamon Museum.

A new exhibition building, the James Simon Gallery, was opened in 2019. At the moment, there are construction works going on around Pergamon Museum.

Also, Berlin Cathedral can be found next to the museums.

You can easily spend the whole day on this island. Beware that you have to make a time-slot reservation for each museum.
Written May 8, 2022
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Delia
Schonefeld, Germany1 contribution
Family
Terrible customer service, not welcoming, they let me buy a ticket for the Pergamon museum at 17:15 without telling me that the museum was gonna close at 18:00. They made me leave the museum in a very rude way.
Written May 4, 2022
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Museum Island is open:
  • Tue - Wed 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Fri - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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