The Museum Island complex of five museums in the heart of Berlin is a unique architectural and cultural ensemble – and has been a World Heritage Site since 1999.
- The Altes Museum focuses entirely on the Roman and Greek cultures (classical sculptures, weapons, gold jewellery and silver treasures).
- The Neues Museum is home to the Museum of Prehistory and Early History, the Egyptian Museum and the Papyrus Collection.
- The Alte Nationalgalerie is dedicated to 9th century artworks (including Casper David Friedrich).
- The Pergamon Museum is the largest building on Museum Island and contains many impressive exhibits (partial reconstruction of the Pergamon Altar, Roman Milet Market Gate and the BabylonianIshtar Gate).
- The Bode Museum, at the tip of the island, holds such treasures as Byzantium art works and a fascinating sculpture collection.