Museums are considered a great place for family trips because they always have something to interest all ages. They are educating for young ones and inspirational for the adults. So this summer why not take your family to a museum trip? But it can be confusing to choose from thousands of museums and art galleries. Let the Red Apple Apartments team help you making the choice easier, by suggesting you the Museum Island in Berlin.
Commonly known as Museumsinsel, is a modern and exclusive assemblage of 5 museums on an island in the heart of Berlin. All of them have unique features which will for sure entertain all tastes. Let us introduce you to each one of them:
Altes Museum (The Old Museum): It is a Red-Marbled neo-classical building designed by the famous Karl Fredrich in 1830, making it the oldest museum on the island. It contains Greek and Roman ancient artifacts and antique sculptures from as old as the 6th century BC.
Neues Museum: This building was greatly damages by World War II but was rebuilt later and reopened to public in 2009. This building has a very basic structure outside but inside is a very different story. Good for you if you’re fond of Egyptian culture.
The Bode Museum: Is the cover of Museumsinsel and greatly admired for its architecture. The Bode Museum houses the collection of German and Italian sculptures from Middle-Ages and early Renaissance. It is also known to have byzantine art and a huge coin collection.
Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery): This four story building with a very conventional architecture made with Nebra sand-stone stands in the middle of Museumsinsel. Haven for art lovers, as this gallery contains the largest collection of Neo-classical, Impressionistic and Modernist art.
The Three-winged Pergamon Museum: It is the most visited museum on Museumsinsel. It is famous for Pergamon Alter from 180 BC transported here from Turkey. It is now used as the gateway to enter the main building. This museum is divided into two sections. One offering the Middle-East Museum and the other the Museum of Islamic Art.
Museumsinsel is declared a World heritage site by UNESCO. It is very challenging to find a similar collection of museum anywhere else in the world, which makes this visit a must have experience in your life. So, if after knowing all this you’ve made your decision to visit the Museumsinsel on your next visit to Germany, we will be happy to host you. Just visit our amazing list of Apartments in Berlin to find a home-like apartment in the city.