The Museum Island is worth a visit even just for its old-timey charm and the sheer grandeur when it is lit up at night. It is undoubtedly a beautiful place but it holds such an important chunk of cultural heritage that its beauty is enhanced manifold.
Museum Island in the name given to the 5 museums, out of the 17 state museums which are housed in the northern part of an island on the Spree river.
The following five museums constitute it:
- Altes Museum
- Alte Nationalgalerie
- Neues Museum
- Pergamon Museum
The Altes and Neues Musuems display various historical artefacts from different cultures. The Alte National Gallerie, Pergamon Museum and the Bode Museum are dedicated to art and sculpture from different eras of history. Each museum is unique, well-equipped and can provide a very different perspective to view the world. Must visit attraction if you have 3 days in Berlin, can also include it in your Berlin Itinerary 5 Days.
The Museum Island is not actually one museum, but five different ones located on an island on the Spree River. Though tickets for Museum Island are sold as a whole, you also have the option of buying tickets for individual museums. Museum Island ticket prices are shown on our ticketing portal so you will get a good idea about the cost before visiting. Also use this portal to buy tickets for Museum Island as you can avail exciting discounts and offers. Museum Island tickets are best bought as a whole rather than individual ones.
Museum Island Travel Tips
- Limited parking facility is available.
Entrance Ticket Details For Museum Island
- The ticket price given is for all 5 museums. It is known as the area ticket. However, you can buy individual tickets for each museum.
- Entry free for children under 15.
- Reservations are required for these tours.
Museum Island Hours
- Walking tours available on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2:00 pm.
How to Reach Museum Island
- Bahn U6 (Friedrichstraße)
- Bus TXL (Staatsoper)
- Cafe Chagal
- Restaurant Nolle
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73.27% of people who visit Berlin include Museum Island in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
73.75% of people start their Museum Island visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Museum Island
58.23% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Museum Island
Museum Island Reviews & Ratings
Beware the confusion of booking mandatory time slots for three of the five island museums. The Berlin:museum Island one day pass sold by visitberlin.de for €19 comes with zero instructions on selecting time slots while also threatening that the pass is invalid without time slots. The actual Berlin museum webpages (smb) offer no hint on booking time slots unless you are buying the ticket on their webpage. After much emailing to visitberlin.de and to smb and getting auto replies repeating the same confusing circular threats/warning and zero help or URLs for booking time slots, I finally got an answer from a real human. The secret is to scroll down to the bottom of the ticket types where it says other ticket holders, then you see the Museum Island day pass and select it for zero Euros. The person who revealed the solution to the mystery provided screen shots with the steps circled. I would not have been able to figure it out. Expect zero directions on your eticket about how to book your mandatory time slots and if you fail to do it you won’t succeed in getting in on the day because all time slots will be taken.