Secret places with historical flair in Germany
  • Berlin Museum Island

    Museumsinsel (Bodestraße) 10178

    How to Get There?


      Take the S-Bahn from Zoologischer Garten, Alexanderplatz or the main train station (Hauptbahnhof) and drive to Hakescher Markt, from there it is a 10 min walk. It is located very centrally, a lot of beautiful places can be approached on foot.

      DB BAHN

      At the moment there are a lot of construction sites around this area, that means that there are only a few park options. Try to find parking places around Alexanderplatz or Hakescher Markt.

      GPS coordinates

      LATITUDE: 52.520191
      LONGTITUDE: 13.397720



      From the Zooologischer Garten take the bus line 100 to Lustgarten and from there it is a 10 minute walk. There is an opportunity to have a small sightseeing with the bus 100, which takes you through different bus station of a lot known sights in Berlin.

      Nearest station


      Berlin has to airports, Schönefeld (Flughafen Schönefeld (SXF)) and Tegel (Flughafen Tegel (TXL)). Both are approximately a 20 minute ride with the car away, but there are also possibilities to reach the Museumsinsel with the public transportation.

      Nearest airport

      Flughafen Schönefeld (SXF)

    Why Go There?

    The museums have different times but mostly from 10am-6pm

    The Museum Island is in the historical center of Berlin, it's the heart of the museum landscape and a very highly visited destination for tourists and one of the most important museum complexes in the world.

    In the center of Berlin on an island in the river Spree, you can find the Museum Island in Berlin. One of the outstanding museum complexes in the world, which is at the same time the historical starting point. Since 1999, the Museum Island is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the world's unique cultural and architectural ensemble where you can find a variety of Museums, such as the Old Museum, Old National Gallery, Bode Museum and Pergamon Museum. Each of them is telling a different story and era. The Kolonnadenhof, is a garden, which today is presented as a public garden for visitors of the museum and collections.

    Over the course of 100 years, until 1930 five different architects, such as Karl Friedrich Schinkel and Friedrich August Stiller were significantly involved into the constructions of the "Museumsinsel" and the building complex, which is closely associated with the enlightenment and humanist ideals of the early 19th Century.

    After the Second World War, the collections of the Prussian state were mostly scattered or destroyed, the buildings themselves were severely damaged. According to the reunification of Germany, the merge of the collections of East and West Berlin and the renovation of the museum for modern, visitor-oriented standards are forming nowadays the basis of the Museum Island in Berlin. The Museum Island is not only a historical sight it is also a beautiful place to explore Berlin and its beauty.

    Location Details

    Escape Address: Museumsinsel (Bodestraße) 10178, Berlin, Berlin, Germany

    Things to do close by!


    The new Synagogue, which is a historical monument on Oranienburger Straße is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city of Berlin and only a 10 min walk away. During the Second World War the building was partially destroyed and only the front portion has been restored. Today, it houses the Centrum Judaicum - Event, Cultural and Documentation Centre, which includes the permanent exhibition "Open the gates" and changing exhibitions of contemporary art and issues of Jewish history.

    Christmas Market

    From November the 25th to January the 6th only a 15 min walk away you can find the christmas market at the Alexanderplatz. Explore very special and typical christmas food and drinks and also enjoy yourself on a Ferris wheel ride. Specialty for young visitors is the railroad ride that goes through a fairyland.


    The Hakescher Markt is a 10 minute walk away from the Museums Island. This is a very famous Neighbourhood, which is known for small shops from famous and small designers. In the last few years it started to be a really fancy area for insiders with really cute restaurants and bars.

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