Museumsinsel (Museum Island)

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Museumsinsel (or Museum Island) is the name given to a clump of five museums, the Baroque-style Berliner Dom cathedral and large gardens clustered on a tiny island in the River Spree. Built between 1830 and 1930, each museum presents a different aspect of German history and art. 

When you visit, see if you can guess which museum hangs which art; there's the Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery), the Altes Museum (Old Museum), the Neues Museum (New Museum), the Bode-Museum and the very popular Pergamonmuseum

Recent travelers said that even if you don't have time to explore all of the museums, the architecture of the buildings and the well-managed gardens are perfect for a stroll or outdoor picnic. 

You can reach Museum Island via bus routes 100, 200 and N2 at the Lustgarten stop on the island or off the Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station or Klosterstraße U-Bahn station. You can pay for separate admission to each museum or opt for the Berlin WelcomeCard Museum Island, which includes a three-day pass to all the museums on the island. Most museums are open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (8 p.m. on Thursdays). To learn more about opening hours, entrance fees and information on exhibits, visit the Museum Island website.

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