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Pergamon Museum

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Address: Bodestrasse 1-3, 10178 Berlin, Germany
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+49 30 20905577
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10:00 - 18:00
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Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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This internationally renowned ancient history museum contains several...

This internationally renowned ancient history museum contains several fantastic artifacts, including the huge Altar of Zeus and the famous Ishtar Gate from Babylon.

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Ishtar Gate is beautiful

First stop on Museum Island to see the Ishtar Gate - fantastic! The objects on display were all interesting but I thought there would be more to see. Worth a visit but can... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First stop on Museum Island to see the Ishtar Gate - fantastic! The objects on display were all interesting but I thought there would be more to see. Worth a visit but can easily walk through it under two hours (most likely due to sections closed for renovation until 2019.) Though the Pergamon Gate is not open to the public,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Found this an interesting place to visit. The scale of some of the displays are truly amazing. Recommend either pre-purchasing tickets or getting there early to avoid having to queue.

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Ramat-Gan, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is by far the best museum in the museum island. Worth visit even if the Pergamon room was under construction. Long queues, but worth it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum has an amazing collection of ancient Babylonian and Islamic artefacts. The minute you walk in you are blown away by the incredible Ishtar Gate. Even though it is under renovation it is still awe inspiring. To think that this was once part of a huge complex that existed thousands of years ago. And it stands in front of... More 

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Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One can say what one will about the acquisition of the artifacts at this museum, but the point remains that the collection and the display of the same is nigh-incomparable. Well worth every minute spent to see them.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's not very often I turn a corner and have a genuine "wow" moment. If you get the chance, go. Beautiful inside.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was very impressed by all the building blocks, mosaics and artefacts from the ancient Babylonian and Assyrian cultures. And the collection of Islamic art is very beautiful. This museum contains truly unique world heritage. Unfortunately one of the main attractions, the temple, is closed due to renovation. And many pieces were removed due to vibrations from the renovation. Furthermore... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommended, amazing history of the ancient world through archaeology. Keep in mind that the entrance is monitored to avoid being over crowded. It means you have to account for a substantial que before entering but you will be thankful once inside. During our visit the museum was going through some renovations so the entrance was located at the opposite... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Pergamon has many amazing exhibits, but the highlight by far is the Gate of Ishtar. The massive Babylonian structure is truly an awesome sight to see, unlike anything else. Again, many interesting artifacts here, especially from early Middle Eastern civilizations, but the Gate is the biggest draw. One of a kind experience, highly recommended.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Depends on what floats your boat .i enjoyed seeing the gates but altar closed and the rest of the museum I have already forgotten.

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Mitte
The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighbourhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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