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Pergamon Museum

Bodestrasse 1-3, 10178 Berlin, Germany
30-2090 5577
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As featured in 3 days in Berlin
Ranked #5 of 452 Attractions in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

There is little doubt that the Pergamon is home to some the world's greatest ancient treasures, but there can only be limited enjoyment of these after standing in line for 2 hours, even after arriving early. Make sure to book a timed visit ahead; musuem passes will not do the trick! Once inside the signs of over subscription remain clear;... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I love the ever changing exhibitions, and the extraordinary Mesopotemiam artifacts and city reconstructions.

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Naperville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The Pergamon Museum is one of several museums in Berlin's Museum island. It's not especially easy finding the place if you take public transport like we did. The signage is not very clear and we had to do a little bit of guesswork to figure out the right building. We purchased tickets online in advance but even so we got... More

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Townsend, DE
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

There was over a 2 hour wait outside, but my tour group had priority tickets- go early. Also use the audio set to full understand the exhibits. I saw notices the all/part of the museum is closing for needed renovations.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Roman and Islamic. Two things you read about and see in abundance. Don't get the hype. We got in and got out in half an hour.

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Chessington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is the most amazing museum that I've ever visited. The queue was long and the waiting time to get in was about an hour but in the end it was worth the wait. The Islamic part of the museum is on the 2nd floor so make sure you take a stroll. My advise to anyone who wants to visit... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Included in the price of a Museum Pass or Museum Island day ticket, the Pergamon should be on anyone's list of things to do in Berlin. The Ishtar Gate, The Pergamon Alter, The Aleppo Room are just examples of the key highlights. However, it's apparently due to close for refurbishment in September 2014 onward, so check before visiting. The Museum... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

A stunning collection of monuments and antiquities, but closing in late September 2014 for a five year renovation. If you are going, be sure to reserve a timed entry online at least a day before you go. We got lucky and were last in at closing, the line was 3+ hours at opening.

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East Lansing, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Many museums in Europe contain some of the world's greatest statues and artifacts from all over the ancient world's greatest civilizations. The Pergamon Museum has this element too, but it takes it to a whole new level by actually moving parts of these ancient cities to the heart of Berlin. Being able to walk through Babylon's Ishtar Gate and climb... More

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I waited forever in line, it was long and boring. The museum is under construction so you're confined to 1/3 of the actual museum. Brush-up on your middle-eastern and Greek history before coming, you'll be more amazed when you see the exhibits.

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