Museum Island is the name of the northern half of Spree Island which is located in the centre of Berlin. It was given this name as there are five museums on the island and so for this reason it was declared as a Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999.

Altes Museum displays a collection of antiques and was the first public museum opened in Berlin. It also has an art collection which consists of sculptures, mosaics and antique Roman and Greek vases. The Bust of Nerfetiti found in the Egyptian collection is one of the most popular attractions at the Museum.

Pergamonmuseum is another museum on the island which displays various collections. The Pergamon Altar, Ishtar Gate and the Processional Way are some of the greatest pieces on display at the museum. The Museum of Islamic Art is also located within the museum and here you will see the original roof of the Ladies Tower from the Alhambra in Granada.

At Alte Nationalgalerie gallery in Berlin, you will be able to see a collection of 19th century paintings by authors such as Liebermann and Menzel, as well as French painters such as Monet and Renoir.

The Bodemuseum museum displays a collection of sculptures, Byzantine art, money and medals. It is located in a neo-Baroque style building and was constructed between 1897 and 1904.

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