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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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Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 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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Great collection, well worth a visit.

The museum has displayed exhibits in a very creative way. The reconstructions of pieces of middle eastern history are very good. The Ishtar Gate was one that I enjoyed. You may... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The museum has displayed exhibits in a very creative way. The reconstructions of pieces of middle eastern history are very good. The Ishtar Gate was one that I enjoyed. You may need a time slot ticket if the museum gets busy, but those are available online for free.

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Pergamon Museum is small but beautiful. The Ishtar gate was simply amazing. A must see! Amazing to know that they buried it so that it would not be destroyed by the bombings during the war.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Pergamon Museum is a great museum - lots of interesting things to see but unfortunately during my visit, some areas were cordoned off due to renovations. Do get the audio guide - it enhances the experience!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The audio guides are very good. The reconstructions are dramatic. We entered at opening and missed the crowds. Arriving 15-20 minutes early even without reservations seemed to work too. If you buy a museum pass with your berlin welcome card you can reserve a free entry time online.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum in Berlin has an incredible collection of artefacts from the Middle East, some of which are of an incredible scale. When we visited the Pergamon Altar was closed due to a major rebuilding of the museum but we were blown away by what we could still see. This is a must-see for anyone visiting Berlin.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not to miss ! Get the 3 day ticket for all the museums. Use the headsets for a guided tour . Will go back for sure. Staff was very polite and professional.

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The MuseumInsel pass does not let you skip the lines. However, if you are an older German woman, you can skip the lines with assistance from older german guards. Then there is the arbitrary definition of allowed and not allowed backpacks by the same old german guards, accompanied by non-english speaking kurdish-german old guards, where you are directed to lockers... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the best museums in Berlin and one of the most enjoyable, for me, anywhere. highly recommended

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First off I was looking very much to coming here to see all of their exhibits. Unfortunately some parts where under renovation so hence my lower rating. The Ishtar Gate was amazing to see in real life. The fact that it's been around for ages is a amazing! The other artifacts are also great to see.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After waiting in line for 1 hour the staff at the reception refused to accept our student cards so I had to download a declaration of enrollment from my universities website to prove to them I'm a student. In the meanwhile the staff was making comments on how I am probably trying to get in for less money, no apologies... More 

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Mitte
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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