Museum Island

The Museum Island (Museumsinsel) in Berlin was given this name because it houses a complex of world-renowned museums, including the Pergamon Museum, Altes Museum, Neues Museum, Bode Museum and the Alte Nationalgalerie.

The world-famous Museum Island in Berlin sits on the Spree river, very close to the heart of the city.  It is one of the most renowned museum complexes in the globe.

The enclave, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, includes five prestigious museums that feature important archaeological and art collections.

During the Second World War various of the island’s buildings were damaged terribly, and took years to restore, like the Neues Museum, reopened in 2009.  

Museums on Museum Island

Pergamon Museum in Berlin

The Pergamon Museum is an archaeological museum. It is the most-visited and considered the most imposing foundation on Museum Island.

Neues Museum Berlin

Considered the gem of the 5 museums on Museum Island, the Neues Museum has received several architecture prizes and its collection is astonishing.

Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin

The Alte Nationalgalerie, meaning Old National Gallery in English, is a nineteenth century art museum housed in a striking neoclassical building.

Bode Museum in Berlin

Reopened in 2006, the Bode Museum on the Museum Island in Berlin, houses an interesting and unusual collection of statues, coins and Byzantine art.

Altes Museum in Berlin

The Altes Museum, meaning old museum in English, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and houses a beautiful collection of classic antiques.


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U-Bahn: Friedrichstraße, line U6.
Train: Friedrichstraße, lines S1, S2, S5, S7, S9, S25 and S75.
Bus: Straatsoper, line TXL; Lustgarten, lines 100 and 200; Friedrichstrasse, line 147.