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

Archäologisches Zentrum

The opening of the Archäologisches Zentrum in fall 2012 marked the completion of another step towards the realization of the Museum Island Master Plan. On the site...… > more

Old National Gallery Collection

Being a museum of 19th-century painting and sculpture, the Old National Gallery collection mainly features world-famous German art. The works range from the... > more

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