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Pergamon Museum

Bodestrasse 1-3, 10178 Berlin, Germany
30-2090 5577
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Museums, History Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This internationally renowned ancient history museum contains several fantastic artifacts, including the huge Altar of Zeus and the famous Ishtar Gate... more » Owner description: This internationally renowned ancient history museum contains several fantastic artifacts, including the huge Altar of Zeus and the famous Ishtar Gate from Babylon. « less
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

from the critics, but frankly at least for me, it's not my sort of thing. First we had to wait standing up for over an hour just to go inside, well, if you are going to a museum, you need your feet to be in good condition going in, not already telling you you have been standing too long. So... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Great museum for historic artefacts and ancient civilisations. The queues to get in can get quite long at times, but if you turn up when it's busy, go somewhere else and come back later as the queues vary during the day.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I'm so glad I saw it as the museum is closing at the end of Sept. for 5 years. A awesome sight to see the soaring lapuis colored waslls of the city

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Malta
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth the visit. It is one of the few museums I have visited which left me amazed. We paid for all 5 museums on Museum Island at a discount price. Went to Pergamon first early in the morning. This was the advice we were given by a Museum attendant. Long queues!!! So go very early. Preferably choose Thursday as... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

As title, otherwise you may need to wait for over one hour to get in. The Ishtar Gate and the Pergamon Altar are magnificent. There are many other great works too, reserve a whole day for this museum, it is a must go museum in Berlin.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Under reconstruction, limited and quite a few copies and plaster cast fakes, we had seen the originals of many in London a few months earlier. Yes the Babylon gates are huge, but not authentic either...

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I truly loved this museum. Well organized it features amazing archaeological and cultural artifacts at a gigantic scale. The Ishtar gate, great ruins from the Near East, reproduced from ruins. Not to be missed

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

As I am not a big fan of museums, I would admit that this one defiantly worth a visit. The exhibitions are impressive, and the museum is relatively small, so it isn't very tiring visiting it. The lines usually are huge so consider buying tickets online.

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Giv'atayim, Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Well, it's truly amazing, seeing those huge monuments inside a museum. It's not the kind of museum you see endless glass cabins with tiny stuff (though you have that too), here you see an entire temple, city gate and other super impressive things. Take in mind that the museum is getting into a long time of rebuilding, and some of... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

If you're in Berlin right now, pay a visit to the Pergamon Museum before it closes for its major renovation. The impressive temples, Greek, Roman, and Babylonian are an unforgettable sight, due to their scale. Upstairs on the second floor is an exquisite and comprehensive exhibit of Islamic art. Don't skip that either. Included in your ticket price is the... More

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