Museuminsel (Museum Island): Originally built around 1871 when Germany was newly unified as one
nation and Berlin dubbed itself as ‘Athens on the Spree River’; the island’s Neoclassical bldgs host 5 grand museums; the entire ensemble is being renovated and when the project is finished, this will be one of the most impressive museum zones in Europe; Museuminsel was declared a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO
The museum complex was just a few minutes' walk fromour hostel; we spent the entire last day there and also popped into the Berliner Dom, aka the Berlin (Protestant) Cathedral. I had previously bought a 3 day
Museumpass good for over 50 Berlin museums for 24 euros each but was able to sell the passes for 8 euros
each our last night at the hostel as there was still one day left on each; a good deal for us and the buyers as
each admission ticket was about 8 euros.
|Front of the Bode Museum: the Equestrian |
Sculpture from the the Schloss had formerly
been right where I stood to take this photo.
|Sculptureof St. Anne and her 3 Husbands;|
I think having just my Steven is enough for me;
I don't need another husband!
|The intricracy of this |
workmanship is amazing to me.
|Had to crane my neck to take |
this photo of one room's ceiling.