Kolonnadenhof on Museum Island
Museum Island in the heart of Berlin attracts many visitors from all over the world. Here lies the cradle of today's Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, which display their outstanding collections spanning millennia of art and cultural history in Europe and the Mediterranean region, in this incomparable assembly of buildings.
In 1999, UNESCO added Berlin’s Museum Island to its list of World Heritage Sites, calling it “a unique ensemble of museum buildings, which illustrates the evolution of modern museum design over more than a century.
The beginnings of Berlin’s Museum Island were closely linked to the early 19th-century ideals of the Enlightenment and Humanist. Great architects such as Karl Friedrich Schinkel and Friedrich August Stüler played a key role in the architectural design of the Spreeinsel, which is also the historical starting point and the city center of Berlin. To this day, these masterpieces of Classicistic architecture give Museum Island its unmistakable appearance. With the opening of today's Altes Museum in 1830 under Friedrich Wilhelm IV, Museum Island Berlin began its development, into a “sanctuary for art and science.” The Neues Museum was the next to be built (1843-1855), followed by the (Alte) Nationalgalerie (1867-1876), the Bode-Museum (known as Kaiser Friedrich Museum from 1897-1904), and the Pergamonmuseum (1910-1930).
The Kolonnadenhof forms the central courtyard of Museum Island, surrounded by the buildings of the Neues Museum, the Pergamonmuseum, the Alte Nationalgalerie and the Kolonnadengänge (colonnade corridors). The original design of the landscaping dates from 1880. The layout and motifs of the historical design have been taken up in the current version and gently modernized.
This site, steeped in cultural history, has served as the perfect venue for the UFA Film Nights since 2014.