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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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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
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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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Very worthwhile even with renovations in progress

Some whine about the scaffolding and so on. This glass is not half empty it is 90% full. Ignore the complaints and go. There are many amazing displays. The Ishtar gate is huge... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Tallahassee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Some whine about the scaffolding and so on. This glass is not half empty it is 90% full. Ignore the complaints and go. There are many amazing displays. The Ishtar gate is huge as is the Roman market gate. On the upper floor the displays of Islamic art should not be missed. We had to wait about half an hour... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Pergamon is one of the Best Museums we have visited and we have seen quiet a number. Make sure you book your tickets online a day ahead of tour visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The scale and ambition of this museum set it apart from others. Who would have thought you could have a museum for buildings. From the Roman market to the Blue Assyrian gate, I enjoyed the whole place. Would definitely go again.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So the main attraction, the Pergamon altar, is not accessible until 2019 due to renovations. There is still plenty to see at this excellent museum. I suggest making this a part of your museum island visit - you can get one ticket to multiple museums within an easy walk. Depending on your time availability you can hit just the highlights... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

ask your hotel concierge to get you a timed ticket online. I tried to book it online but that part of the website is only in German.

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Horncastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If possible book your tickets on line so you don't have to queue. We did it through our hotel at no additional cost as waiting two hours in the sun wasn't for us. They cleverly stagger your entrance into the museum so small groups get the benefit from these beautiful pieces of architecture. The museum is undergoing renovation so some... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Highly recommended with some amazing exhibits. Older kids and adults all enjoyed our visit. Pre purchase and avoid the queues.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was confused as to why Berlin had a museum on Near Eastern artifacts, but I had heard that I couldn't miss it nonetheless. The biggest exhibits are portions of ancient cities donated to Berlin and carefully reconstructed inside the museum. They are truly awe-inspiring. Highly recommend.

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Horncastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We tried to get in yesterday on spec but the 2 hour queue put us off. We went back and booked priority timed tickets for today at no extra cost and walked past the huge queues still waiting. The museum is undergoing a major renovation at the moment and many exhibits are not available but don't let this put you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The scale of some of the displays is staggering. The reassembled facade of a Roman shopping centre and the 2,600 year old Ishtar Gate are but two breathtaking exhibits.

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The center of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighborhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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