The museum as a social phenomenon owes its origins to the Age of Enlightenment in the 18th century. The five museums on the ... More
Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin
The museum as a social phenomenon owes its origins to the Age of Enlightenment in the 18th century. The five museums on the Museumsinsel in Berlin, built between 1824 and 1930, are the realization of a visionary project and show the evolution of approaches to museum design over the course of the 20th century. Each museum was designed so as to establish an organic connection with the art it houses. The importance of the museum's collections which trace the development of civilizations throughout the ages is enhanced by the urban and architectural quality of the buildings.
At the Pergamon Museum I loved the electronic device which commented in either abbreviated or extended format , on all the exhibits stretching over numerous halls of full scale original temples, friezes and streets/ sections of palaces, from several important civilizations in the ancient world, including greek, roman, assyrian, babylonian, egyptian and islamic art.
One needs at least half a day to even walk through all the exhibits and experience some highlights, with fitting background commentary and music provided on demand from the portable device provided. This was the highlight of my stay in Berlin, apart from the Holocaust Monument behind the Brandenburger Tor (gate), which was even more moving.
Many of the city's most important buildings and historical sights are situated on the banks of the River Spree. Examples
include the 13th century Nikolaiviertel , Schloss Charlottenburg , Palast der Republik and Schloss Bellevue . Several new government ...
This museum houses the priceless collection of Jugendstil and art deco ceramics and furniture once owned by German industrialist Karl
Bröhan. The exhibition also includes industrial design paintings from the twenties and thirties as well as contemporary works by ...
art'otel berlin mitte by park plaza is located at the Spree River, approximately eight miles from Tegel Airport and three
miles from Potsdamer Platz. Built six years ago by Austrian architect Johanne Nalbach, the hotel is surrounded by the ...
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