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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin

Card # 11

These postcard sent to me by Rafal Sulima

This beautiful Museum added to UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1999. In in the spree river in the center of the city. Constructed under several Prussian Kings, originally a residential area dedicated to "art and science" by King Frederick William IV of Prussia in 1841. is the centerpiece of Berlin’s cultural heritage.

The Old National Gallery (Alte Nationalgalerie) was completed in 1876, also according to designs by Friedrich August Stüler, to host a collection of 19th century art donated by banker Joachim H. W. Wagener. In 1904 the Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum, today called the Bode Museum, was opened. It exhibits the sculpture collections and late Antique and Byzantine art.

The final museum of the complex was constructed in 1930, it was the Pergamon Museum. The museum contains multiple reconstructed immense and historically significant buildings such as the Pergamon Altar and the Ishtar Gate of Babylon.

Information Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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