Museumsinsel: Visit the Museum Island of Berlin

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Museumsinsel: Visit the Museum Island of Berlin
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    On the northern tip of the island, the Bode Museum floats, you can easily recognize it from the large copper dome that overlooks it. Semi surrounded by the waters of the Spree, it is one of the most enchanting historic buildings in Berlin and today houses the Byzantine Museum and several collections of sculpture.



    Pergamon Museum: the most visited museum in Berlin

    Finally, the most famous of the island's museums is certainly the Pergamon Museum and it is also the most visited in Berlin by far. It was born for the need to exhibit the important works found by German archaeologists and is so called because it is the guardian of the extraordinary altar of Pergamum, a grandiose Hellenistic building, unfortunately closed to the public for restoration work in October 2014, for five years.

    The Cathedral, Altes Museum and Lutsgarten gardens

    On the Museumsinsel on Schloßplatz (castle square) you will also find the Berlin Cathedral or Berliner Dom. Adjacent to the Altes Museum, it overlooks the Lustgarten gardens, rebuilt up to the 800th century in neo-baroque style. You will see the green domes head in the air.

    I would say that it would be appropriate to dedicate a long day to tour the island, letting yourself be enchanted by the beauty of the surroundings and welcoming the introspective silence that causes an experience of pleasure for the eye and for the spirit.



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  • Where it is

    How to reach us

    The easiest way to reach Museumsinsel (Museum Island) is by metro:



    Underground U6 (Friedrichstrasse)
    S-Bahn S1, S2, S25 (Friedrichstrasse)



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