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Address: 13089 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 (0) 30 / 266424242
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Home to three famous museums - the Pergamon, the Altes and the Bode.

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One small island containing a mind-boggling wealth of human civilization at it's creative best!

You need at least a week to do justice to the Museums on this island! Best idea is to buy a minimum 3 day museum card, which will considerably reduce your entry fees. Forget the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You need at least a week to do justice to the Museums on this island! Best idea is to buy a minimum 3 day museum card, which will considerably reduce your entry fees. Forget the Berlin card and such like. Then go for it, the choice is huge, and wonderful! And there are lovely cafes and gardens when you feel... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The buildings are absolutely fantastic and the area is superb, lots of people, things going on, and artisan shops all near the museums. Highly recommend buying it along with your metro pass at the Berlin Tourist Information buildings. Was a steal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited during the evening. Beautiful awesome buildings facing onto lovely grass squares. Buskers singing. Family groups playing. All for free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Several museums including art, history,Roman, and the DDR museum. Near the Sorry river and surrounded by parks. Also great people watching.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can visit museums showing artefacts from all ages in one convenient spot. What more can you ask for?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting to see how contemporary museography gives another feeling of history and art. We get a little mixed up with queuing and buying, we came first and left seeing the queues, the day after it was better but still a little complicated. Maybe the new organisation will come when the works are finished. If you can buy by internet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We purchased a museum pass to Museum Island. This is the best value if you are going into multiple museums. So many things to see there. Be sure to visit the Berlin Cathedral - its right there - beautiful inside and if your up to the climb to the dome its a wonderful view!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good opportunity to buy combo ticket : for adults 18 eu and for students 9 eu. With combo tickets its possible to visit all museum on Museum Insel. But! Ticket is valid for one day! And its no chance to visit whole museums in one day! No chance! I visited only 2,5 museums: The Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery),... More 

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Museums of every type all near to each other. If you want to see a museum go there and just choose. Possible bars and restaurants bery close to the attractions

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a fantastic day in this district, laden with history and world culture. I found the bullet holes in the walls very poignant. If enemy troops had attacke our museums,nwhat would we have to Say?

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Mitte
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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