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Museum Island is located on the northern half of a historically-significant island in the Spree River that runs through Berlin. The island takes its name from the five Berlin State Museums that reside in the area - the Altes Museum, the Bode Museum, the Alte Nationalgalerie, the Neues Museum, and the Pergamon Museum. Museum Island was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2010. The island's first museum was erected in 1797, and the whole area was designated specifically for art and science by King Frederick William IV of Prussia in 1841. An assemblage of spectacular historical monuments, the Museum Island is a stunning heritage hub.
This English-style park was originally a large private estate with extensive gardens near the center of Berlin. Over the years pieces were donated to the city, gradually increasing the size of the public garden. Today it is a popular spot to catch a breath of fresh air or check out a concert under the stars. You can find a range of concerts and festivals that take place here during the warm summer months.
A futuristic museum in Berlin, the Humboldt Box is a place that will leave you completely awestruck. The collections in the museum are simply marvelous and the building also features a rental space, a restaurant and a beautiful roof top. The place has facilities for the disabled people as well. It also arranges for group tours and guided tours for the visitors. It is advisable to book your tours prior to the visit. For more information, please visit the website.
Nestled in the Clärchens Ballhaus is the Hall of Mirrors or Spiegelsaal. Founded in 1913, it suffered damages during the World War II that are still evident in its architecture. It was re-opened after refurbishment in 2005, while retaining the opulent chandeliers, ornate decor as well as the old-world glam of a bygone era. This atmosphere makes for a charming backdrop for concerts, banquets, soirées and social events.
The Anlegestelle Märkisches Ufer or the the Pier of Märkisches Ufer is an address to many historic buildings and a visit here is must when your are in Berlin. Overlooking the beautiful River Spree this pier is where you can soak in the city's architecture and culture. The boat tours for River Spree also start from here. At the end of a tiring day, this could be the place where you come for a nice walk with someone special and appreciate the city's charm under the moonlight.
Located at the heart of Berlin near Museum Island, Art Market at Zeughaus features a collection of contemporary art. All the work showcased here is by professional artists and bargaining is not entertained. The market has been running for more than 20 years and thus is booming in the art scene in Berlin. The place also allows people to get in touch with the artists directly and understand their perspective.