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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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The Ishtar Gate is definitely worth the visit

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... read more

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Jerusalem, Israel
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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 today 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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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 2 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 2 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Waited for hours in the sun Admission no logic Most of the museum is closed Far from similar experiences with oriental museums

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You see the pictures on the internet but you realize how grand Pergamon museum is only when you see it! The sheer scale of the artifacts in this museum is just unmatched. Plus the museum of Islamic art above the museum is included in this AND a nice audio guide. Yes, there is a long queue for it almost all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having visited Pergamon in Turkey, I rather wished the wonderful treasures of this extraordinary city had been left there, to be enjoyed in situ. And the Gate of Miletus too, also from a beautiful site in Turkey. One day perhaps? In the mean time, visit them here, the way they are displayed is wonderful.

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