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Month: May 2015

Berlin: Pergamonmuseum

Berlin: Pergamonmuseum

If you’re looking for museums in Berlin, your best starting point is Museumsinsel (Museums Island).  And your best starting point on Museumsinsel is the Pergamonmuseum.  Started in 1910 and completed in 1930, the Pergamonmuseum encompasses the history of Berlin from pre-World War I and the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, through the mass inflation, Weimar period, and into the first whispers of the Third Reich.  It’s interesting to keep that in mind as you walk under a decidedly un-romantic entry gate…

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