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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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Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 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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Rare pieces of history

The Pergamon has some fabulous facades that are Huge. They have been well restored. Most museums don't install facades of this size.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jennifer W
San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Pergamon has some fabulous facades that are Huge. They have been well restored. Most museums don't install facades of this size.

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Pergammon Museum is a must. The Babylon gate takes your breath away, a total splendor. Also an extraordinary exhibition of Islamic Art

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Ishtar Gate is worth the admission fee alone, there's also the Roman Market Square which is in a room directly next to the Gate. It's a beautiful museum and the audio guide is a terrific aid. This is the best museum to go to in my opinion.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great museum/displays even with the Pergamon Temple itself closed down for renovation. If you've been to the British Museum you'll see a lot of the same stuff, only less in terms of quantity. That being said, I'd definitely include this for a trip to Berlin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If getting up close to artifacts of the ancient word is your thing? then go! It's a great location with some truly breathtaking pieces.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Although the main attraction (the Pergamon altar) is not open to the public since it is under restoration, visitors can see the mosaic murals of the gates of the city of Babylon which are breathtaking. It is a monumental piece with beautiful mosaics of lions and dragons. Visitors can also see part of the market of Milos,another monumental archaeological piece... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our title is not designed to scare people away from this museum. It is, in our opinion, the number one tourist stop in Berlin. We have been on every visit. It never gets old. And it was really telling this time. Given what it taking place in the middle east, visitors are reminded (1) that our history is being slaughtered... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's an impressive museum even if the Altar is unavailable for viewing. The two enormous gates are really spectacular. Do use the audio guides, as the detail about what's there vs in the original (as in much much bigger) is really interesting. A must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing museum world class museum, at the level of the British museum. If you are only going to see one museum in Berlin, this is the one. Note that it's currently being renovated, so unfortunately the Pergamon alter itself cannot currently be viewed. That having been said, the museum has several "wow" exhibits that will interest even those not into... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are thinking of getting through the Pergamon in an hour or so, think again! We could have spent 5-6 hours here seeing everything. The big exhibit is closed down, but there were still a lot of great ancient pieces. I really should have known better, but absolutely do not touch anything... I got in big trouble!

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