Berlin - Altes Museum 02

The photo shows the Old Museum, is one of several internationally renowned museums on Museum Island in Berlin, Germany. Since restoration work in 1966, it houses the antique collection of the Berlin State Museums. The museum was built between 1823 and 1830 by the architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel in the neoclassical style to house the Prussian royal family’s art collection. The historic, protected building counts among the most distinguished in neoclassicism and is a high point of Schinkel’s career. Until 1845, it was called the Royal Museum. Along with the other museums and historic buildings on Museum Island, the Altes Museum was designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.

Posted by Daniel Mennerich on 2013-09-16 16:23:29

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