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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. You can plan Berlin trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • While it featured some beautiful peices, the information cards were largely only in German, but also lacked any in-depth information. The audio guide was alright for this but was only available for a....  more
    While it featured some beautiful peices, the information cards were largely only in German, but also lacked any in-depth information. The audio guide was alright for this but was only available for a....  more »
  • The Pergamonmuseum is one of best museums I have seen. The stunning Ishtar Gate of Babylon leaves you in awe! The size , magnitude and the colors is breathless.This is one museum one has to see. 
    The Pergamonmuseum is one of best museums I have seen. The stunning Ishtar Gate of Babylon leaves you in awe! The size , magnitude and the colors is breathless.This is one museum one has to see.  more »
  • I really thought we had seen samples of much of the ancient art that had been collected, but I was wrong. This was lovely, but be sure to have reservations. 
    I really thought we had seen samples of much of the ancient art that had been collected, but I was wrong. This was lovely, but be sure to have reservations.  more »
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  • Incredible! Very well laid out, and explained. And the Gate of Ishtar and the Greek square reconstruction is truly breathtaking. Wander a bit more to as the history of near East is very well explained. The second floor has some exquisite (but small) collection of Islamic art.
  • There genuinely are no words to describe some of the pieces in here. Four thousand years of history has done nothing to dampen the majesty of some of the pieces. A little part of me does wonder about the misappropriation of another culture's historical legacy and whether there pieces really belong thousands of km from where they were brought forth but that aside this place is an absolute must see!
  • Museum is fantastic. But don't be fooled when reading the website. "Stay as long as you like" = until 6pm when we kick you out but are happy to sell you a full price 5pm time ticket. Please remove that line from your website. I wouldn't have booked that slot had I known.
  • Best museum in town. The palace isn't big but the collection is very rich and extensive. You can learn a lot and stay inside for hours. Make sure to book your ticket prior, I went on a weekend and Saturday it was fully booked...
  • An absolute must visit on Museum Island! The panoramic experience is one of the most surreal exhibitions I've ever been to! Will definitely be going back to see the altar as it was closed when I was there.

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