The Museum Island in Berlin was named a UNESCO Heritage site in 1999.

This “island” in the middle of downtown Berlin contains five outstanding buildings designed, between 1824 and 1930 by the most prominent architects of their times:

Altes Museum’ building, with its inner famous Rotunda resembling the Pantheon in Rome, is a work of the most renowned German architect of his time, K.F. Schinkel.

Its collection is vast and unique.

Walking through the museum’s halls is like a walk-through history – seeing the culture of ancient Cyprus to and including objects from the everyday life of the Greeks, and eventually reaching the coast of Italy with its Etruscan and Roman remains.

Among the highlights are the “praying God”, the “Goddess of Berlin”, the busts of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar and many others.