Museum Island

The German obsession with efficiency is even on display at Museum Island, where all five of Berlin’s main museums (Pergamon Museum, Bode-Museum, Neues / New Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie / Old National Gallery, and Altes / Old Museum) are housed in one place, on a separate patch of land, surrounded by water, making it easy to move between them.

This is the heritage, culture and architecture that puts Europe at the top of my favourite places list. It’s hard to truly take in the scale and intricacy of the buildings, statues and reverence for the monuments that still celebrate the soul of the past.

Right in the heart of Berlin, nestled between the Spree River and the Spree Canal, lies the world-famous Museum Island. Every year, millions of visitors come to see the five museums, whose spectrum of collections ranges from prehistory to 19th century art. 

There are so many galleries

The museum buildings and the exhibits are equally worth seeing and attract over three million visitors annually. The exhibitions, which present objects and artifacts dating from prehistory to the 19th century.

The amazing collection of artifacts and art is incredible.

Marble Staircases.

Remains from Pompei.

Bringing new technology into the old.

Ancient Egypt and the hieroglyphics have not been left out.

A Beautifully carved basin.

So much to see and take in.

Ancient facades.

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