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“Most Incredible Museum!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pergamon Museum

Pergamon Museum
Bodestrasse 1-3, 10178 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
30-2090 5577
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$91*
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Ranked #6 of 600 things to do in Berlin
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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 from Babylon.
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Most Incredible Museum!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

My college-aged daughter is majoring in Ancient History so she wanted to visit the archeological Pergamon Museum during our summer in Berlin. As an art lover, I've been to many, many museums but this place was the most impressive I've ever seen. The entire Ishtar Gate from Babylon was unearthed by a German archeological team decades ago, moved, and reconstructed inside this museum along with the brightly colored, tiled, bas relief walls of the very long processional (walkway)!! The Ishtar Gate, a part of the Walls of Babylon, is 45 ft high and 100 ft wide. Really breathtaking, built about 575 BC by order of King Nebuchadnezzar II. What a thrill to stand inside this structure. This is only one of the many fantastic finds in the museum. Also has the Pergamon Altar (still about 80% intact) from 200BC, complete with dozens of friezes depicting the battles between the Gods and Giants. Once in a lifetime experience, really.

Visited June 2012
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Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“10euros well-spent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

This must be one of the most obvious but not as popularly visited (such as the Louvre) museums in Europe! Warm and accommodating staff, free multi-lingual audio translation guides, not very tourist-busy (it was a Wednesday afternoon), and not exhaustingly large to enjoy the history.

Visited February 2013
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“very impressive!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

the museum is very interesting and the recostruction are stunning!!!! unfortunately some part of museum are close, but most important things are available to visit
recommended!!!

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“AMAZING”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Mind-blowing. Two teachers -- loved it. Took so many pictures & videos. Truly felt transported back to ancient history. This is a MUST SEE!

Visited June 2012
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Mechelen, Belgium
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“Impressive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

A complete temple indoors! An that's only the ground level. Take your time and come early in the morning to avoid queues.

Visited December 2012
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