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Pergamon Museum

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Address: Bodestrasse 1-3, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 30-2090 5577
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Sun - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: 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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Small, impressive museum on near east history

Pergamon museum is a must-visit and I would have bought the multi-museum pass but if you had to choose one this is an impressive one. It's small so won't take too long to go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Pergamon museum is a must-visit and I would have bought the multi-museum pass but if you had to choose one this is an impressive one. It's small so won't take too long to go around and you're given an audio guide to explain everything as not many signs are in english.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Highlight of Berlin to see the Ishtar gate in the Pergamon museum. The museum have done an amazing job of reconstructing this site. A model of the walls and prosessional walk way have been built on a scalable model.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This was a very nice museum of Egyptian and North African artifacts. If you have plenty of time in Berlin and want to expand your horizons beyond German history, this is the right place. They offer head sets for multiple languages.

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Wheeling IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

German archeologists were among the first on the scenes of digs in Greece and Turkey and managed to spirit away treasures of a major sort. A complete reconstruction of a market gate from Miletus currently takes preference while the Pergamon altar is being renovated in the other wing. anyone interested in the ancient cities of the Tigris-Euphrates region will drool... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We visited the Pergamon on the morning of 28 August. Although we joined the queue at 10:45am at the 1hr wait sign, we were lucky to only wait 30mins. If you don't enjoy waiting, perhaps buy a ticket online as those with pre purchased tickets did not have to queue at the priority entrance gate. At the time of our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is a marvelous museum. Be prepared to take time... there is so much that you will not want to rush through. Artifacts displayed include an entire Roman town square from the middle east. This was the best museum that we have visited in Germany.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The exhibition is very unique and original. The lines are incredibly long. DO MAKE A RESERVATION otherwise spend 2 hours in the line ( August 2015)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The famous Pergamon Alter is closed for several years for renovations, but the Ishtar gate and other exhibits are quite impressive

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I have to admit this was one of my favourite museums on my 2nd tour of Berlin. The museum itself feels modern and has a relaxed atmosphere allowing you to enjoy the views. The ancient architecture is breathtaking to say the least and there was enough to wet the historical palette. Be prepared to queue during seasonal times but to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I have visited the museum before and was blown away. However there is a lot of building working work on at present and you are unable to see the Pergamon Altar and much of the Ishtar Gate is being restored. We arrived in the morning and que was huge, but we found that if you come much later in the... More 

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