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Pergamonmuseum, Berlin

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Offering visitors a rare look into the ancient world, Pergamonmuseum attracts nearly 2 million people each year, making it the most-visited museum in Germany. It features an extensive collection of ancient Greek, Middle-Eastern, and Islamic art and architecture. Located on Museum Island in the heart of the city, this site was designed by architect Alfred Messel and built from 1910 to 1930. The museum contains reconstructed monumental buildings from around the world, including the giant Ishtar Gate and the Market Gate of Miletus. Be sure to see the Pergamon Altar, a massive marble shrine after which the museum is named. Save time by booking your tickets online. Pick up a free audio guide at the entrance. Plan to visit Pergamonmuseum during your Berlin vacation using our convenient Berlin vacation planner.
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  • This is a must for any visitor to Berlin. The exhibits are stunning - a great cultural and historical experience. As a tip book online to avoid the mammoth queues and allow plenty of time to wander ro...  more »
  • Even though the altar is closed for renovations, it's still a great stop. The gates of Babylon were unbelievable! Truly stunning. Buy tickets online to avoid queues!  more »
  • The Pergamon altar is unfortunately undergoing restoration until 2019 but the great gate of Nebuchadnezzar is spectacular for its age, its size, its colour, its details and its craftsmanship and certa...  more »
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  • Some fantastic exhibits including the impressive Ishtar Gate. We went on a Sunday morning and did have to queue for about half an hour to get in, but once inside were enthralled. The excellent audio guide helped to provide detail and explanations of what we know about the ancient treasures that were on show. The museum is undergoing renovation and some of the exhibits aren't available to view, but there is still more than enough to keep your attention for a good couple of hours.
  • Where else can you see an intact 2500 year old gate from Babylon without actually going to Iraq? The gate which is part original and part restoration is magnificent, the blue tiles and intricate detail of Sirrush help it come to life. Imagine the scene in candle light when there were no electronic screens. The free audio guide is essential and finally don't miss the Islamic exhibit on the 3rd floor.
  • Incredible collection!! The prices are so reasonable too! I would recommend the 3 day pass for all 5 museums because there is just so much to see!
  • Absolutely wonderful place and one of the top places that you shouldn't miss in the city of Berlin. A very old architecture and i can tell you if you know the history of it, then believe me you will literally be jumping in joy watching it in front of you. I strongly recommend everyone to visit this place.
  • I would come here if I can only choose one museum to visit. The doors inside are just incredible, like out of the world! Immerse yourself in it and feel the history.