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Museumsinsel is a small island in the Spree River. The 'island of museums' not surprisingly gets its name from all of the museums located on it.
This UNESCO World Heritage Sight is one of the most important complexes of museums in the world. When it was discovered that the island was slowly decaying, a massive renovation/restoration project commenced (back in 1992) and is due to be completed by 2010. When finished, all of the museums will be linked by an 'architectural promenade'.
The museums are gradually being re-opened after restoration. The main museum here is the Pergamon Museum, which is one of the most important museums of ancient art and architecture in the world.
You can also visit the Altes Museum, which looks a little like a Greek temple and houses ancient art and sculpture from Rome & Greece, or the Alte Nationalgalerie with its collection of 19th century European art.
The island is also home to Berliner Dom and the remains of the Royal Palace, along with some lovely gardens and some shady places to rest your museum-weary feet.
Address: Bodestraße, Berlin-Mitte
Directions: Nearest Subway: Hackescher Markt (S3/5/7/9) or Friedrichstraße (too many lines to list!)
Phone: +49 (0) 30 / 266424242
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