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Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin

The museum as a social phenomenon owes its origins to the Age of Enlightenment in the 18th century. The five museums on the Museumsinsel in Berlin, built between 1824 and 1930, are the realization of a visionary project and show the evolution of approaches to museum design over the course of the 20th century. Each museum was designed so as to establish an organic connection with the art it houses. The importance of the museum’s collections – which trace the development of civilizations throughout the ages – is enhanced by the urban and architectural quality of the buildings.

Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site

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iiTo exhibit an important interchange of human values, over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning or landscape design. All
ivTo be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history. All

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Sites

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The DDR Museum 20150.3km site_ao
Berlin Romantic Spots de en 20190.7km site_izi
Conceptualizing places of shame: Difficult heritage in central Berlin en 0.3km site_izi
Berlin Fun Activities with Kids de en 20190.3km site_izi
Berlin Top Sights de en 20190.2km site_izi
Berlin – a fascinating walking tour with Tim Richards en 20130.4km site_izi
Urbirun Berlin – Berlin Wall Tour en fr 0.8km site_izi
Wunderkammer Olbricht at me Collectors Room 20200.9km site_ao
Moses Mendelssohn Memorial 20200.5km site_ao
‘The Dance of Death’ at Marienkirche 20200.5km site_ao
Magicum 20190.6km site_ao
Stadtbahn Viaduct World War II Damage 20190.5km site_ao
Arthouse Tacheles 20101km site_ao
Berlin-Friedrichstrasse Railway Station 20090.8km site_ao
A Historic Prussian Crypt Lies Under the Berlin Cathedral 20160.2km site_ao
The Bebelplatz 20130.5km site_ao
The DDR Museum 20150.3km site_ao
Hall of Mirrors in Clärchens Ballhaus 20120.8km site_ao
AquaDom at Radisson Blu Berlin 20120.3km site_ao
Pergamon Museum 20120.2km site_ao
Tajikistan Tearoom 20090.6km site_ao
Design Panoptikum 20120.6km site_ao
Berlin’s Monster Kabinett 20130.5km site_ao
Marx and Engels Forum 20170.3km site_ao
Through a Humble Alley Lies a Hot Spot of Berlin Street Art 20170.6km site_ao
This Workshop Was a Sanctuary for Blind Jews During WWII 20170.6km site_ao
Berlin’s David Hasselhoff Museum 20171.2km site_ao
Residential Complex Spitteleck 1km site_brutalism
‘The West’ is, in fact, the world’s biggest gated community 20201km   post

About the source: UNESCO

Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.