Museum Island Tour, Berlin

Museum Island Tour, Berlin
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the iOS app "Berlin Map and Walks" on iTunes App Store or the Android app "Berlin Map and Walks" on Google Play. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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"Museum Island" takes up the northern part of the Spree Island, Berlin. Established by order of King Frederick William IV of Prussia in 1841, the complex includes several world famous museums; hence the name. One of the most visited places in Berlin, Museum Island is a definite must-see. Follow this guide to the Island's main attractions.

Museum Island Tour Map

Guide Name: Museum Island Tour
Guide Location: Germany » Berlin (See other walking tours in Berlin)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 km
Author: derek
Bode Museum

1) Bode Museum (must see)

The Bode Museum is part of a group of five world renowned museums that form Museum Island on the River Spree in Berlin. It was the fourth of the buildings constructed on the island and was completed in 1904.

The elaborate baroque building housing the Bode Museum was designed by architect Ernst von Ihne and opened its doors as the Kaiser Freidrich Museum. It was renamed in honor of historian and best known curator of the museum, Wilhelm von Bode in 1956. It was intended as a museum of...   view more
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Pergamon Museum

2) Pergamon Museum (must see)

The Pergamon Museum is situated on the Museum Island in Berlin. The site was designed by Alfred Messel and Ludwig Hoffmann and was constructed in twenty years, from 1910 to 1930. The Pergamon houses original-sized, reconstructed monumental buildings such as the Pergamon Altar, the Market Gate of Miletus, all consisting of parts transported from Turkey. The museum is subdivided into the antiquity collection, the Middle East museum, and the museum of Islamic art. Besides Islamic artwork from the...   view more
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The Neues Museum

3) The Neues Museum (must see)

The Neues Museum ("New Museum") is a museum in Berlin, Germany, located to the north of the Altes Museum (Old Museum) on Museum Island. It was built between 1843 and 1855 according to plans by Friedrich August Stüler, a student of Karl Friedrich Schinkel. Exhibits include the Egyptian and Prehistory and Early History collections, as it did before the war. The artifacts it houses include the iconic bust of the Egyptian queen Nefertiti. Both as a part of the Museum Island complex, and...   view more
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The Altes Museum

4) The Altes Museum (must see)

The Altes Museum (German for Old Museum), is one of several internationally renowned museums on Berlin's Museum Island in Berlin, Germany. Since restoration work in 1966, it houses the antique collection (Antikensammlung) of the Berlin State Museums. The museum was built between 1823 and 1830 by the architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel in the neoclassical style to house the Prussian Royal family's art collection. Until 1845, it was called the Royal Museum. The building uses the Greek Stoa...   view more
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The Alte Nationalgalerie

5) The Alte Nationalgalerie (must see)

The Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery) in Berlin is a gallery showing a collection of Classical, Romantic, Biedermeier, Impressionist and early Modernist artwork, all of which belong to the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. The museum is situated on Museum Island, a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site. The building was first opened on March 22, 1876 in the presence of the Kaiser. The exterior and outer staircase were constructed from Nebra sandstone. The collection contains works from...   view more
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DDR Museum

6) DDR Museum

This small interactive museum gives a realistic picture of life in the former German Democratic Republic or East Germany. It gives an insight of the culture of a people living in a strictly communist state and also has a sense of nostalgia for a lifestyle that has disappeared forever.

The DDR museum is located in the former government district of the German Democratic Republic on the banks of the River Spree. It lies opposite the Berlin Cathedral. The director, Dr. Stephan Wolle created the...   view more
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Berlin Cathedral

7) Berlin Cathedral (must see)

The Berlin Cathedral had never been a cathedral in the actual sense of that term, since Berlin, let alone this Cathedral, had never been the seat of a Catholic bishop. On 6 September 1750 the new baroque Calvinist Supreme Parish Church was inaugurated, built by Johann Boumann the Elder in 1747-1750. After dismantling the movable interior, Boumann's building was exploded in 1893 and Julius and Otto Raschdorff, father and son, built the present Supreme Parish and Cathedral Church in exuberant...   view more
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