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Great to visit but heart-wrenching

I visit this museum every year because I like to see my history -*I'm Greek Great to visit and see... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Con B
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Very good but not quite elite

This is a very good art museum and one that is worth visiting, especially if you have bought a pass... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, ON
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Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s Altes Museum, completed in 1830, is one of the most important buildings of the Neoclassical era. The monumental arrangement of eighteen Ionic fluted columns, the expansive atrium and sweeping staircase that invites visitors...more
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Am Lustgarten, 10178 Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is a WASTE OF TIME. Run by imbeciles who do not respect people’s time. They keep you waiting for roughly 1-3 hours outside without any sign, notification or verbal communication. They let the boards of tour buses in first. Do NOT waste your...More

Thank Ramin M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for the much-advertised special exhibition on the role of meat in human history. That was an utter disappointment. It was just one room with randomly selected artefacts and very, very superficial contextualisation, lacking large parts of important aspects (such as vegetarianis, meat...More

Thank kr0elle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visit this museum every year because I like to see my history -*I'm Greek Great to visit and see all the stolen artwork, which by rights should be returned to those to whom it belongs! Issue with poor airconditioning (or total lack thereof), those...More

Thank Con B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very good art museum and one that is worth visiting, especially if you have bought a pass to see all of the mudseums on the museum island. We saw it, in part, because the lines to the Pergamon Museum were huge and...More

Thank Chileice
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ah, Berlin! You spoil us with so many world-class museums. The more I reflect on the 5 museums on the island, the more difficult it is to rank them - indeed, why even try? Looking again at the pictures taken on our visit, it only...More

Thank NorthWestUK1
Reviewed 15 August 2018

This museum building was built around 1830 by the architect Schinkel in the neoclassical style to house the Prussian royal family's art collection. In 1841, King Friedrich Wilhelm IV announced in a royal decree, that the entire northern part of the Spree Island (now known...More

Thank traveltheworld012
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Not even the exhibition but also the building is amazing! I loved to crossed by all the God and Godnesses of the Greek period. Only 2 floors but with a big collection to see. You cant loose the Rotunda! The audioguide is amazing!!! I love...More

1  Thank Camila N
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Altes Museum is a great museum housed in an absolutely stunning building. Located on Museum Island in Lustgarten the building has an imposing looking neo classical look to it. Built between 1823 1830 and up untill 1945 was known as Konigliches Museum ( Royal Museum...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 27 July 2018

There's several points in its favour, perhaps none so strong as the building that houses the museum, original counterpart to the Neues behind it, and with a spectacular round hall displaying several sculptures of classical mythology (its clear architectural highlight). The collection itself is peerlessly...More

1  Thank Hyperboreas
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Of the five museums on Museum Island, this museum was not one of my favorite but my husband spent quite a bit of time here. We bought the one day museum pass which was cheaper if a person plans to see 2 or more museums....More

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The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights
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Island. The central location makes this one of the
city's most expensive places to live. It is here the
oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence
of some significant transformations, as well. The
gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets
between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given
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