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A panorama stretching on ensembling five extraordinary museums, the Museum Island houses a vast collection of history ranging from Ancient Egyptians and Roman Antiquity and Islamic art and the Christian of the Middle Ages and beyond in its five museums. With six thousand years of history and culture, the Museum Island brings together various cultures and their retained history at one place. With large scale architectural elegance, exquisite exhibitions, marvelous views, dignified objects, beautiful paintings, and sculptures, numismatics and much more, all in the unique architectural ensemble of these five museums is a sight to behold.
Exploring the Museum Island
The Altes Museum in the Museum Island is also named as the Old Museum. It houses some exquiste antique collections of the Berlin State Museum. The building of the museum has been built in neoclassical style and houses the art collection of the royal family of the Prussians. In the year 1999, the museum was stated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some of its major collection includes a Greek glass amphora, types of ancient Greek helmets, Old Master paintings, Collection of the Classical Antiquities of Greek and much more.
The Bode Museum in the Museum Island is one of the five museums on the island and was designed by Ernst von Ihne and got completed in the year 1904. Originally the museum was called as the Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum. The museum houses a collection of coins, sculptures, medals, and Byzantine art. The presentation of the collection is in chronological as well as geographical order. The sculpture collection displays Christian Orient's art, sculptures of the Middle Ages, the early Renaissance, and the Italian Gothich. The Coin Cabinet Exhibit in the museum is one of the largest collection of coins in the world with almost 500,000 items in the collection.
The Pergamon Museum in the Museum Island was designed by Ludwig Hoffmann and Alfred Messel. The museum houses monumental buildings such as the Ishtar Gate of Babylon, the Pergamon Altar, the Mshatta Facade, and the Market Gate of Miletus. The museum has been subdivided into the Middle East museum, the museum of Islamic art, and the antiquity collection. The museum is one of the largest in the country and is the most visited museum of art in the country. The Antiquity Collection of the museum houses inscriptions, artworks, sculptures, jewelry, pottry, mosaics, architecture, and bronzes of the Hellenistic Ages. The Islamic Art Museum Collection houses Mshatta facade, Aleppo room, carpets, textiles, manuscripts, ceramics, rock crystal objects, and much more. The last of the three, the Middle East Museum collection houses the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and the fragment of Meissner from the Epic of Gilgamesh.
How to Get Tickets?
The Museum Island ticket can be booked both online and offline. You can book the tickets online through this website.
How To Get Around?
Museum Island can be accessed only on foot as the museums does not allow any kind of transportation within its premises.
What Should I Wear?
Wear a pale coloured dress or tunic. Combine the look with a decent pendant necklace and braided hair. Wear platform heels along.
Best Time to Visit
Museum Island can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. The museums remain closed on Mondays except the Neues Museum and the Pergamon Museum.
Will I Need a Guide?
A guide will not be needed as this website will guide you about the all the things.
How To Get There?
You can rent a regular taxi to reach the place. Bicycles will also be a great option. You can take a trolley or a public bus as well from the airport.
Do not carry weaponary items inside the museums. Do not touch the documents, exhibits, arts, paintings, letters, photos or any other part of collection. Carry your passport and visa with you all times.