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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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  • Don't miss seeing the Ishtar gate. It is hard to describe but you won't regret going to see this gate.  more »
  • The museum is beautiful, it lets me discover a lot a beautiful things about the Middle East civilization. There are some well-known things like "the Rosetta stone". I suggest to buy the ticket online ...  more »
  • Interesting Museum, had the Berlin card, the price of the ticket (compared to other European museums) without it I think abusive taking into account that the best part is closed for restoration. I hope to return when they restored Pergamon altar and put 5 points!
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  • Beautiful exhibitions integrated into the museum itself. Takes around 1-2 hours without an audio guide. There was also a special offer for entry to all 5 museums on museum island for 10 euros on the day Sunday (not sure if every Sunday but worth checking before you go).
  • An incredible museum filled with ancient artifacts, highlights are the Babylonian Ishtar Gate, Market Gate of Miletus, Aleppo room and much, much more! Book tickets online for allotted slots of 30min entrance time, this will prevent long lines (up to 2hrs!) on weekends or summer. The price is the same online as in person. Tickets included free audio tour headsets in a few languages - which was fantastic for visitors! Plan for 2-3hours for your visit. I loved the high ceilings, exhibition completeness and audio narrative. Will definitely visit again on my next trip!
  • Very impressive display of artifacts! The facade of the gates of Babylon is simply breathtaking. Really worth waiting in line for! The only problem I had was that more than half of the museum was closed off for renovation work, which of course is necessary from time to time, but it was not written anywhere. There were no artifacts from Pergamon on display either, and renovations will continue until 2024!! A bit of a bummer!
  • Mind-blowing. Amazing collection on ancient history. Words can't describe the experience - absolute must! You have to queue for an hour, but it's definitely worth the wait!
  • It's unique in that they transported the entire ruin into the museum, so you can walk around and look at the architecture. I suggest going a hour before the museum closes. Less people and still enough time to visit all the exhibits.

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