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Museum Island Museumsinsel, Berlin: 46 reviews and 76 photos

  The old museum with the fountain of the Lustgarten
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You need at least one whole day to explore the museum island with its wide range of museums. It’s situated in the heart of Berlin, surrounded by the Spree river. Here’s a quick introduction:

Pergamon museum – Greek, Babylonian and Roman antiquity collection, museum of Islamic art (8th till 19th century)

old museum – Greek divinity sculptures, also changing exhibitions

Alte Nationalgalerie (old national gallery) – art of the 19th century (Romantic period and Impressionism), mostly paintings

new museum and Bode museum – currently under construction and restoration

The centre of the museum island is marked by the impressive “Berliner Dom” (Berlin cathedral), the biggest protestant church in Germany (www.berliner-dom.de), finished in 1904. Its size and grandiose decoration, however, seems to be rather “catholic”. Be sure to visit the crypt of the Hohenzollern dynasty, the former Prussian kings!

Take a stroll at the museum island in the evening during summer and you will be more delighted to find open air cinema, concerts and radio plays in front of the old national gallery. The Museum Island Festival takes place every year from May till September. For details have a look here (only in German): http://www.smb.spk-berlin.de/mif/index.shtml.

Address: Am Lustgarten or Kupfergraben, 10178 Berlin-Mitte
Directions: The museum island is easily accessible by train (S-Bahn) from Hackescher Markt or Friedrichstr. (also U-Bahn) or, even closer, with busses no. 100 and 200 till Lustgarten.
othercontact: www.museumsinsel-berlin.de
Phone: +49 30 266424242
Website: http://www.smb.museum/en/museums-institutions/museumsinsel-berlin/museum-buildings-collections/overview.html

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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