• Museuminsel Berlin aus der Vogelperspektive von Süden aus betrachtet

    The future Museum Island: renovation and extension of the UNESCO World Heritage Site based on a Master Plan.

  • Pergamonmuseum

    Since fall 2012, the Pergamonmuseum has been undergoing a step-by-step complete renovation and extension.

  • James-Simon-Galerie

    The James-Simon-Galerie will become the future reception building of the Museum Island.

  • Blick zum Humboldt-Forum

    The Humboldt-Forum opposite the Altes Museum will be a content-related extension of the Museum Island.

The Future of the Museum Island Berlin

The Museum Island Berlin is being restored based on a Master Plan, and developed into a future-oriented museum complex. This website gives information on the future character of the Museum Island. It explains the guiding principles of the Master Plan Museum Island, which was agreed upon in 1999 by the Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation) and its Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (National Museums in Berlin). Since then, the step-by-step realization of the Master plan has been under way. Three of the five museum buildings have already been renovated and restored.

The unique ensemble in the heart of Berlin became part of the UNESCO World Heritage in 1999. Its magnificent museums were designed by famous architects of their time. The collections exhibited on the Museum Island range from prehistory and antiquity all the way to 19th-century art. Each year, more than three million people let themselves be fascinated by the Museum Island.

The Master Plan in Detail

Front of the Pergamonmuseum with the fourth wing (visualization)
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Pergamonmuseum

Attracting more than a million visitors each year, the Pergamonmuseum is one of Berlin’s most visited museums. The building, which was designed by Alfred Messel... > more

Highlights of the Museum of the Ancient Near East (visualization)
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Museum of the Ancient Near East

The Museum of the Ancient Near East is one of the most prominent museums of ancient Near Eastern art and culture in the world. Its collection features unique... > more

Colonnade Courtyard (visualization)
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Colonnade Courtyard

When the Colonnade Courtyard reopened in 2010, an Arcadian place emerged on the Museum Island. The courtyard, which is planted with tall sycamores... > more