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Museum Island

The Museum Island, an art venue dating back to the Prussian monarchs, is a must-see during a getaway to Berlin.
Located on the northern half of the island of Spree, in the heart of Berlin, Germany, Museum Island is a fascinating place. Whether urban or architecturally, this Berlin location is a masterpiece. But it is especially in the artistic field that the Island of Museums has forged a worldwide reputation. Rich in collections of works of art, scattered in the five museums located there, it is one of the must-sees for lovers of art and surprising buildings. This exceptional place was even declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. You can discover all the beauty of art tracing the history of humanity through the centuries like ancient Greece or the time of the Pharaohs.
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FAQs for Museum Island

  • When was the island's creation at the Berlin Museums?
    This place was created under the initiative of Frederick William III, King of Prussia in the early 19th century. Specifically, the project to make art more accessible to everyone began in 1824. The first museum on the island of Spree opened in 1830.

  • What are the names of the five museums on the island of Spree?
    The museums on Spree Island are the Altes Museum, the Pergamonmuseum, the Alte Nationalgalerie, the Bode Museum and the Neues Museum. These buildings are separated by beautiful parks, which makes this place even more charming. On the island, you can also see other monuments such as Berlin Castle, Berlin Cathedral and lustgarten.

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