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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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The island itself is worth a visit just to see the architecture and impressive, iconic buildings. The museums are great for the museum lover but worth doing a brief bit of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
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Filey, United Kingdom
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Burgas, Bulgaria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

NIce trip but no too much items to buy for "Sweep memory" from the trip. Good choice for the family weekrn.

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Filey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The island itself is worth a visit just to see the architecture and impressive, iconic buildings. The museums are great for the museum lover but worth doing a brief bit of research on them individually before visiting to see if they cater your interest. If you are going on a short break it's worth keeping this area in mind for... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Unfortunately the Pergamon museum is partly closed for renovation. In der Altes Museum there is the Papyrus one of the oldest in the world telling us among others how to cure diseases in the ear.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

An island full of world-class museums, surrounded by the buzzing atmosphere of central Berlin - what's not to like? Make sure to see the Neue Museum and Pergamon Museum in particular!

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Great place to go for a centralised place for 5 really amazing museums with great works. The Pergamon has the gates of Babylon, and the Neus Museum had Queen Nefertiti's bust. Simply amazing. Get the Museum pass to save on admission, and be sure to use a student id card for a huge discount.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

A museum pass is worth obtaining to visit this area. At present it resembles a massive building site, as the historic buildings are undergoing renovation and access can be difficult.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The beautiful Isthar Door and Babylon Procession are worth the trip to Berlin! Other sections of the museum are unfortunately under renovation but still an unforgettable experience

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

If you buy the all day museum pass, you get entry into all the museums on the island, and it is possible to visit them all in one day. The atmosphere in all is very serious, which can be a bit off putting, but the artefacts in these museums are amazing and deserving of reverence. My favourite museums were the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We bought the Museum Pass and it was very good value for money and we thoroughly enjoyed visiting all the Museums as a respite from the wintery weather!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The museum pass(valid for 3 days and for over 200 museums around Berlin) is def worth getting. Even if you are not a huge culture person, go take the time to see some of the main museums in the Museum Island and other's around town. Ticket prices was around cheap compared to what you pay for Museums in New York... More 

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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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