Berlin museums can be called an integral part of the most attractive city. Many people from all over the globe come to Berlin for a couple of days just to visit its famous museums.
If you come to Berlin, consider to visit at least the most famous and important ones which compliment successfully to the world most valuable museums.
It is known that Berlin has more than 170 museums. Many of them are of world importance, some are of local importance but still interesting.
Germans like to collect artifacts and then display them for viewing by public. For example, we have not far from us a bakery and we did not know that it is a Bread museum. Our daughter was there with her classmates and found out that it is very interesting how they baked in old times and the taste of the bread is also as many years ago, may be hundred years ago. Then she wanted to taste again that bread and we also visited the museum-bakery. It is an example of the museum and business combination that can be beneficial to all people.
Berlin museums differ by their character and size. You can find huge and tiny museums and if you are curious by nature you will always learn something new.
I believe that there are two types of tourists in Berlin-those who visit museums and those who do not.
I can illustrate this statement with an example of two young beautiful ladies, friends who have come to Berlin this summer. One of them has chosen to spend half a day on the Museum Island, the other one decided to spend that time in KDW-famous shopping mall in Berlin.
Tastes differ. Only shopping as well as only visiting museums the same boring. A good balance and harmony will save the situation.
Museum Island is a world famous complex of museums located in the center of the city on the bank of Spree river, close to Berlin Cathedral.
Berlin sightseeing will anyway include Museum Island at least as a passed by object. Its convenient location will attract people as architectural object just to shoot beautiful photos.
However, if one wishes to learn more and to see something really special, they can visit museums without hesitation.
There are several museums comprising the Museum Island:
The Altes Museum (Old Museum) completed on the order of Karl Friedrich Schinkel in 1830.
The Neues Museum (New Museum) completed in 1859 supervised by a student of Schinkel Friedrich August Stüler. It was destroyed during the World War II. It was reconstructed under the supervision of David Chipperfield, and re-opened in 2009.
The Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery) completed in 1876 was designed by Friedrich August Stüler and hosting a collection of 19th-century art.
The Bode Museum was opened in 1904 and then called Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum. It exhibits the sculpture collections and late Antique and Byzantine art.
The Pergamon Museum was constructed in 1930. It is famous for its historically significant exhibits as the Pergamon Altar and the Ishtar Gate of Babylon.
Berlin Wall became also a part of important Berlin museums.
For Berlin Wall Issue we have some great pages which you can read and enjoy pictures.
As a part of our assignment, we will visit the most interesting and famous Berlin museums and report about them.