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Museum Island

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Address: 13089 Berlin, Germany
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+49 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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Great way to spend rainy day

Several world class museums in one spot. I have been there several times which is necessary, not only to give yourself time to see and absorb everything but there is always... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 1, 2015
State College, Pennsylvania
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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2015

Several world class museums in one spot. I have been there several times which is necessary, not only to give yourself time to see and absorb everything but there is always something of real interest closed for cleaning or renovation. Get the museum pass, it is the best deal and much shorter lines at busy times.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2015

Even without seeing the Pergamon Altar, the Pergamon Museum was outstanding as were the Egyptian pieces in the Neues and the amazing sculptures in the Bode Museum. A brilliant idea to have all these museums in the same space. We spent two days visiting Museum Island and loved every minute of it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

You need to have a big breakfast and start fairly early if you want to cover a few places at Museum Island. We started with a stroll along the Spree River, looking at images celebrating 150 of National Geographic, followed by a coffee in the historical town. We chose the Neus Museum and spent many hours looking through the exhibits.... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

So much history in such a small area, you will need days and good planning to get the most from it. Get a City pass which includes most of the museums

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

Obviously sensational, and the bullet-pitted facades of the museums are now themselves part of the city's ever-present past. We saw the Neue, Alte and Pergamon museums, all wonderful, although much of the Pergamon was closed for restoration. Some beautiful Roman and Greek jewellery, the famous bust of Nefertiti and colossal reconstructed gates of Ishtar were highlights. The complex question of... More 

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

we love berlin what a lovely place so much to see and do food and drink also very good when we went the weather was lovely to ,will be going back soon

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2015

Take time to visit the place, that means, you should have enough time so that you will enjoy it. Come early in the morning, and when you are done, have a walk along the river Spree, and sit at the coffee shop, and maybe meet prominent people.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2015

You'd definitely enjoy being here. A river and museums, so you can just imagine how awesome the resulting scenery can be.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2015

What a fabulous place! The only problem is that you can't cover all museums at one time. The Pergamon warrants a two-day visit alone. There is so much to see and experience, it's just mind blowing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2015

Fantastic concentration of museums, not crowded as none are free. Some unique sights and unique artists. Pleasant part of town. Loved the upstairs café in the Bodo Museum for the setting.

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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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