Pergamonmuseum

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Pergamonmuseum

Pergamonmuseum
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The Pergamonmuseum is a three-wing complex. The museum houses three of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin’s collections: the Antikensammlung, Vorderasiatisches Museum, and the Museum für Islamische Kunst. The impressive reconstructions of massive archaeological structures – the Pergamon Altar, Market Gate of Miletus, the Ishtar Gate and Processional Way from Babylon, and the Mshatta Facade – have made the Pergamonmuseum famous throughout the world, with the result that it is the most visited museum at the Staatliche Museen and in Germany as a whole.
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Neighbourhood: Mitte (Borough)
How to get there
  • Hackescher Markt • 5 min walk
  • Oranienburger Straße • 7 min walk
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Liekehanna
Rotterdam, The Netherlands144 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
One of the most interesting museums I ever visited. The way they reconstructed the gates is remarkable. I was very impressed. Cannot wait to visit again once the renovations are finished.
Written 14 May 2022
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Ιωακείμ Χ
4 contributions
Apr 2022
Pergamon altar, gates of Ishtar and of course the market gate of Miletus. One of the most interesting museums in Europe
Written 27 April 2022
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tosl
Jersey City, NJ571 contributions
Apr 2022
The museum is still very impressive but, if you see it once, wait until 2025 when it is fully opened. I was here in 2002 and it was a highlight of a month backpacking, but now half the museum is being renovated. Hopefully, by then, they will have also fine-tuned their admissions also.
Written 22 April 2022
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MJH1
Bedfordshire, UK4,574 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
I’m sure it’s a great museum but we had a pretty annoying experience we tried twice to go to the museum first on a Monday only to find none of the museums on Museum Island are actually open!?

We then tried to visit on the Tuesday only to be told you could only buy tickets on a timeslot basis and there are no timeslots now left for the next two days!

This wasn’t clear on the website nor did anyone tell us when we enquired at the museum the day before

A little bit annoying

I also noted that some of the main exhibitions are on display due to renovation work so maybe we didn’t miss quite as much?
Written 12 April 2022
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Goodison70
Wirral117 contributions
Feb 2022
Even if you are not deeply interested in ancient history, you simply have to come here on any trip to Berlin. Just walking through the Babylonian Processional Way, though to the Miletus Market, is an amazing experience and leaves you awe-struck.

The reconstructed Ishtar Gate should be as well-known as the Great Pyramid - it is a miracle to have survived and it is a privilege to be walking through such a legendary collection. I came here 3 years ago and have just visited again, coming from the UK for this reason alone, it's that good!
Written 17 February 2022
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Ian D
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom652 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
The Pergamon is full of fascinating items and displays from throughout history. Despite part of the museum being renovated there is still plenty to see and a visit shouldn’t be rushed.

The Ishtar and Miletos gates in particular were stunning. It’s unusual to see such massive historical artefacts on display in a museum and they really help you visualise life in those eras.

The staff could have been a bit more helpful when we arrived as it wasn’t obvious that you had to go downstairs and stow your bag/coat before picking up an audio guide and then getting your ticket and Covid vaccination status checked. Seemed a bit odd that they would do things in that order as what’s the point if you have the wrong ticket/status?
Written 5 December 2021
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jbv91
San Jose, CA331 contributions
Nov 2021
What I enjoyed most about this museum is that it wasn't very exhausting to see all of the exhibits. The collection inside is gorgeous, but it feels quicker to get through than say, visiting the bigger and famous museums. Make sure you get your COVID vaccine digital pass at the pharmacy before going to the Pergamon museum, or you'll lose about an hour of time like I did!
Written 5 December 2021
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Tabitha C
4 contributions
Dec 2021
If you only have time for one museum, this is the museum to go. The reconstructed town of Pergamon and the items they used back in those days are very interesting
Written 3 December 2021
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pradagirl74
Dublin, Ireland29 contributions
Oct 2021
Definitely book ahead as it was fully booked the first day we tried to go. Highly recommend using the audio guide as well as it really enhances the experience. I couldn't believe I was seeing the ishtar gates. So much incredible history and the exhibits are really well done so you learn the back story. the collection, the collectors as well as the history of the artefact itself.
Written 31 October 2021
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Michael H
Stuttgart, Germany4 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
I gave this one star only because I had to in order to write this review. If the Pergamon staff reads, this, I’d appreciate an email or phone call. We tried to visit the Pergamon on 10 Oct, but we’re denied entry because we did not have a timeslot ticket in addition to the 3-Day ticket purchased online. This requirement was not mentioned when purchasing the 3-day ticket. After checking the website afterwards, it is mentioned only if you purchase a Pergamon single day ticket. Horrible IT, although should have known by now after living in Germany for over 2 years. Staff at the ticket counter was unhelpful, refused to ask guidance from manager, refused to offer an alternative and refused to refund our money because “they would lose money.” She mentioned that all the time slots were reserved on 8 Oct and next available was 12 Oct, so we couldn’t possibly have scheduled as 8 Oct was our travel day and we depart on 11 Oct. I saw this happen to another American family, too. Seemed like anti-Americanism, what is going on in Berlin? I sent an email to have our money returned, but knowing Germany, we’ll never see it…
Written 10 October 2021
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Pergamonmuseum is open:
  • Tue - Wed 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu - Thu 10:00 - 20:00
  • Fri - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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