B is for Berlin’s Museum Island

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B is for Berlin’s Museum Island

Museum Island in Berlin is a a collection of five world-class museums. They include the Pergamon MuseumBode Museum Alte Nationalgalerie, and Altes Museum . You can also visi the Berlin Cathedral, also known as the Berlin Dome.  I do not think you could see all of them in one day. I was on a tour that started at the Berlin Dome. It included sitting in the Royal Box and hearing a recital played on the large pipe organ. The sound in the building is incredible. It was truly a magical experience. In the 2014 A to Z Challenge, I wrote a more detailed description of the Berliner Dome.

From the Berlin Dome, we walked across the island to the Pergamon Museum.

The Pergamon Museum is famous for Pergamon Altar, the Ishtar Gate, the Processional Way, the Market Gate of Miletus, and the Museum of Islamic Art. Because of renovations, the Pergamon Altar will be closed until 2025, but the rest of the museum will be open, including the Ishtar Gate.

The Ishtar Gate is massive and it was hard to get the entire piece in one photograph, but I was able to show a bit of the scale of the piece and some of the details in the mosaic.

 

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