Pergamonmuseum

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Pergamonmuseum

Pergamonmuseum
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About
The Pergamonmuseum is a three-wing complex. The museum houses three of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin’s collections: the Antikensammlung, Vorderasiatisches Museum, and the Museum für Islamische Kunst. The impressive reconstructions of massive archaeological structures – the Pergamon Altar, Market Gate of Miletus, the Ishtar Gate and Processional Way from Babylon, and the Mshatta Facade – have made the Pergamonmuseum famous throughout the world, with the result that it is the most visited museum at the Staatliche Museen and in Germany as a whole.
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Mitte (Borough)
How to get there
  • Hackescher Markt • 5 min walk
  • Oranienburger Straße • 7 min walk
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Ian D
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom650 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
The Pergamon is full of fascinating items and displays from throughout history. Despite part of the museum being renovated there is still plenty to see and a visit shouldn’t be rushed.

The Ishtar and Miletos gates in particular were stunning. It’s unusual to see such massive historical artefacts on display in a museum and they really help you visualise life in those eras.

The staff could have been a bit more helpful when we arrived as it wasn’t obvious that you had to go downstairs and stow your bag/coat before picking up an audio guide and then getting your ticket and Covid vaccination status checked. Seemed a bit odd that they would do things in that order as what’s the point if you have the wrong ticket/status?
Written December 5, 2021
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jbv91
San Jose, CA331 contributions
Nov 2021
What I enjoyed most about this museum is that it wasn't very exhausting to see all of the exhibits. The collection inside is gorgeous, but it feels quicker to get through than say, visiting the bigger and famous museums. Make sure you get your COVID vaccine digital pass at the pharmacy before going to the Pergamon museum, or you'll lose about an hour of time like I did!
Written December 5, 2021
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Tabitha C
4 contributions
Dec 2021
If you only have time for one museum, this is the museum to go. The reconstructed town of Pergamon and the items they used back in those days are very interesting
Written December 3, 2021
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pradagirl74
Dublin, Ireland29 contributions
Oct 2021
Definitely book ahead as it was fully booked the first day we tried to go. Highly recommend using the audio guide as well as it really enhances the experience. I couldn't believe I was seeing the ishtar gates. So much incredible history and the exhibits are really well done so you learn the back story. the collection, the collectors as well as the history of the artefact itself.
Written October 31, 2021
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Michael H
Stuttgart, Germany4 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
I gave this one star only because I had to in order to write this review. If the Pergamon staff reads, this, I’d appreciate an email or phone call. We tried to visit the Pergamon on 10 Oct, but we’re denied entry because we did not have a timeslot ticket in addition to the 3-Day ticket purchased online. This requirement was not mentioned when purchasing the 3-day ticket. After checking the website afterwards, it is mentioned only if you purchase a Pergamon single day ticket. Horrible IT, although should have known by now after living in Germany for over 2 years. Staff at the ticket counter was unhelpful, refused to ask guidance from manager, refused to offer an alternative and refused to refund our money because “they would lose money.” She mentioned that all the time slots were reserved on 8 Oct and next available was 12 Oct, so we couldn’t possibly have scheduled as 8 Oct was our travel day and we depart on 11 Oct. I saw this happen to another American family, too. Seemed like anti-Americanism, what is going on in Berlin? I sent an email to have our money returned, but knowing Germany, we’ll never see it…
Written October 10, 2021
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Cyprian Z
Poznan, Poland134 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Dob’t get me wrong - the existing exhibiotion is nice, but I have to warn you before visiting now, because:

- Pergamon exhibition is being renovated and I have found out only reading small print on the ticket
- They are selling you the tickets for the entry time of 16:30 and beyond while it’s not enough to cover even 30% of the audioguide… and around 6pm they force you out
- Most of it are copies, hence they are not as guarded as they should be

So, while it could be very impressive (I really liked the Agora gate, even more than Ishtar), in this state it’s just a tourist trap. I would have waited until the renovation is over if I knew.
Written September 21, 2021
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Θανάσης Η
Athens, Greece73 contributions
Aug 2021
I think it is the most famous museum of museum-island and Berlin, in general. I have seen similar museums in other cities around Europe, so i was not totally impressed, apart 1 thing, that is indeed unique.
The ancient temple of Militus that is reconstruced inside the museum. It is very impressive and only for this, it worth the visit.
In the price is included free audio guide in many languages (greek among them).
Written August 19, 2021
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Ron S
New York City, NY4,904 contributions
Aug 2021
Achtung!!!

The Pergamon museum has two thirds of it closed, literally. See my photo of the floor plan, the yellow areas are all closed for the next 3-4 years for renovation. You can watch a short video instead to learn how nicely it used to look. So you won't see the Pergamon Altar for the next 4 years and then they will close for renovation the remaining part housing the Ishtar Gate. The weird thing is that they don't tell you that until you start wondering why the museum became so small. Up until now I thought that it's endemic to Italian and Greek museums to sell you a ticket without notifying you of the closures first. But here they don't bother to even mention it at all. The ticket price is still at EUR 12 which is probably worth paying to see the Ishtar Gates alone but be aware of the situation. And the worst offense is the limited availability due to covid restrictions (we had to buy our tickets 2 days in advance) although it's in force only at the Pergamon and Neues Museum. At other museums tickets are available.
Written August 13, 2021
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SkinnyLizard
Rome, Italy30 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Not many words to describe a wonderful museum full of magnificent artworks. Unfortunately, we were not able to see the Pergamon Altar as it was under restoration. Would recommend to go without tour or audio guide the explanations if you have a good culture are good enough to appreciate. It takes about 90 minutes to take a good look.
Written August 11, 2021
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Iamxkfhfk
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Friends
Ok. First of all you are asking for 12€ so one can see what you HAVE STOLEN (no students discount, unless you are with your lecturer). Inside the museum you are blaming the French and the Brits for stealing from the ottomans. Ok, we know that this whole museum should be a scandal but chose to visit it cause it is "once in a lifetime opportunity to see some of the exhibits", but for FFS why are the exhibits' legends only in German?!?!
Written August 5, 2021
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