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Pergamon Museum

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Address: Bodestrasse 1-3, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 30-2090 5577
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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
Fee: Yes

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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Spectacular collections

This museum holds spectacular collections. With the building under renovation, the current entry is a side door, and the stairway from the coatcheck to the exhibitions is... read more

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum holds spectacular collections. With the building under renovation, the current entry is a side door, and the stairway from the coatcheck to the exhibitions is reminiscent of the fire exit stairwell in a big office building. However, we were delighted to find that the Museum was partially open and kudos to the museum staff for providing access in... More 

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Parlin, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You will be welcomed by the Ishtar Gate at the entrance of the museum. Though the altar is under renovation and won't be open until 2021

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Belfair, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I arrived at 10:30 am, purchased my ticket and waited in line a little over an hour. The exhibits are spectacular. Lots to see over 3 floors. Lots of people told me they bought a Berlin tour book plus museums and got to go into the fast track line. Next time I would do that

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A tourist can be overwhelmed by all the museums and figuring out what is most important (of course, depending upon taste and interest) to see in what is usually a limited number of days. The Pergamon Museum has several particularly nice artifacts, and the most impressive one is the Ishtar Gate. Most of the bricks seem not to be the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A collection of different items consist of: Islamic art museum, Anceant near east museum , Collection of classical antiques are shown in this museum. It's located in museum island near to 4 other museum and you can visit all 5 museum with one day ticket with 18€. However maybe it takes more that one full day if you want to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must see in Berlin! Very informative collection, we loved the detailed descriptions for all the exhibits. Even if the Pergamon Altar is closed until 2019, the museum is still worth the visit, the Market Gate of Miletus and The Ishtar Gate of Babylon are absolutely breathtaking and the Antiquity Collection is very informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited the Pergamon may times, but discover something new and fascinating on every visit, whether it's the Ishtar Gare, or the mosaic of Orfeo, the whole place is beautiful and a model of its kind. Two hours should cover your initial visit. Prepare to be amazed by Babylon and the ancient civilizations.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Ishtar Gate at the Pergamon Museum is something absolutely breathtaking. Definetly it is impossible to miss it while visiting Berlin.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice museum, with very impressive pieces. The Ishtar Gate is absolutely stunning, and the Pergamon Altar even more impressive, to me. The audioguides are very useful, and we came out of the museum with our heads full of wonderful stories and history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A large part of the museum was closed including the pergamon altar but it was still amazing. The blue Ishtar gate and the Market gate are inbelievable - they are massive.. You should see it for yourself. I would recommend this to anyone

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