Pergamonmuseum
Pergamonmuseum
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighborhood: Mitte (Borough)
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  • Hackescher Markt • 5 min walk
  • Oranienburger Straße • 7 min walk
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  • gringottsgoblin
    369 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Superb and extraordinary
    Well I have been to many museums in Berlin which in general are really good and the Pergamon is just amazing. I was not expecting what I saw there. From the perspective of Persian, Zoroastrian, Babylonian and generally Middle Eastern history it is extraordinary and spectacularly and beautifully presented. It is jaw droppingly good. You need to do all the usual things book ahead, get skip the queue tickets etc etc. Just do it. I did it in the same day as the giant sea life aquarium in the Radisson hotel exploded and while that was devasting it did have the positive effect of massively reducing the crowds so the trip to the nearby museum was pleasantly free of people. Overall allow 2-3 hours for the Pergamon and it can also be combined with tickets to other museums. I would also recommend while there to go to the restaurant in the museum complex. The food is great in pleasant modern surroundings and you can get served by a robot which is good fun.
    Visited December 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 24, 2023
  • littlesEdinburgh
    Glasgow, United Kingdom171 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice couple of hours
    Book a time slot online and leave your bags and jackets in a locker. Interesting exhibits and nicely laid out , was expecting it to be larger for some reason but big enough to spend and coulee of hours wandering round. Cafe nice to sit in the sun.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 11, 2023
  • WorldTravelerSoCal
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin286 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    First floor of Pergamon Best Part
    The Ishtar gate and other building relects are the best part of the museum on the first floor. They are outstanding. The rest of the museum is sort of dull. However, if you are going and don't have the Berlin all inclusive card, you need to reserve online. When we were there signs posted said no tickets available, sold out for the day.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 22, 2023
  • DJinNashville
    Nashville, Tennessee225 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An impressive collection of ancient artifacts
    Pergamon Museum in Berlin houses an impressive collection of ancient artifacts from various civilizations. Visitors must see the famed and very impressive Pergamon Altar, the Market Gate of Miletus, and the Ishtar Gate of Babylon. The monumental scale of these reconstructed architectural masterpieces is breathtaking, transporting visitors back in time to ancient civilizations. The museum's exhibits offer a captivating glimpse into the rich history and cultural heritage of these ancient societies. Pergamon Museum is a must-visit for history buffs and art lovers alike, offering an unforgettable journey through the ages.
    Visited December 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 28, 2023
  • David B
    El Barco de Avila, Spain619 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Partially closed but still a highlight
    Although the museum was partially closed (May 2023) we felt this to be the highlight of our stay in Berlin. We could only see one wing of the museum comprising exhibits from Iraq and surrounding areas, most notably the Babylonian Ishtar Gate and in an adjoining room the Roman market gate from Miletus. These reconstructions of ancient monuments are magnificent and as you have to book a time slot to visit, the museum is not overcrowded and you can see everything at your pace. We also had access to the Islamic cultures display. Entry is via the James Simon Gallery and you DO need a time slot booking. Also you will not be allowed access with bags, but there were lots of lockers and a large cloakroom to leave things in.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 3, 2023
  • Dick Z
    Bangkok, Thailand3,242 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very impressive exhibition
    This is one of the famous museums on the museum island. It shows ancient history of the beginning of civilization. It exceeded my expectations. The displays are very impressive. The way that images have been reconstructed from heaps of tiles found in the sand is awesome. The museum ranks very high in my list of museums around the world. The restaurant offered a decent salad and friendly service. And finally the price (12 euros) is a lot less than many other museums that have less to offer. Reserve ahead online as it is easily sold out.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 3, 2023
  • kwiewiorowski
    Poznan, Poland2,331 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    unforgettable
    I am not going to write much about the museum itself, guidebooks and internet will do it better. The museum has been undergoing extensive redevelopment. Consequently, the Pergamon altar and Egyptian exhibition were not available for viewing. Middle East, Islam art and Miletus gate were though and have made up for what was closed. The museum has a very nice restaurant overlooking the canal in the modern wing. Flamkuche (flatbread) was excellent and so was Riesling we had. 2-3hours should do to see everything for most.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 12, 2023
  • JJJC_Family
    810 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was continually told beforehand it’s one of the very best museums. It is.
    Unmatched in grandeur and quality. The huge and beautiful Ishtar Gate alone is worth a trip to Berlin. If you have not already done so, go to Google and look at the images. If I had, I would have visited Berlin long ago. It was so good that it was one of those places where you simply don’t want to leave and you don’t know whether you will have the chance to come back and see it again. I circled the museum three times and then had to go to my timed entry to the Neues Museum. As we saw very little due to health issues during our time there, we may circle back to Berlin some day and while I typically don’t see things a second time unless they are spectacular, I know this one will be on my dance card.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 20, 2023
  • Claudia
    Rudersdorf, Germany2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A notable visit
    Visiting the Pergamonmuseum in Berlin is an unforgettable experience. With its rich and varied collections, the museum offers a fascinating glimpse into the past. Notable artifacts from around the world are on display, providing a unique opportunity to explore the history of the region. It's a must-see for anyone visiting Berlin.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 23, 2023
  • Sharon N
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Once in a lifetime experience
    Photos that you will see do not do this museum justice! There are so many artefacts to see not just the temple & walls which are the main attraction. If you can book in advance I'd say do so. We arrived at 10am, there was a 5hr queue, looking online we could only get tickets for 18:15. We booked a combi ticket at another museum and he was able to book us in for 17:15. Although I was dubious, it was worth the 7 hour wait!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 28, 2023
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Deborah M
Sydney, Australia12 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Have been to this museum on a previous Berlin visit when the Altar was accessible. It was great and I returned to show my daughter yesterday. It is a busy time in Berlin over New Year but we received appalling service from non-existent and not-bothered staff. We queued for almost an hour to buy exorbitant €19 tickets. At 12pm we finally got to the ticket desk to be told no entry was available until 4.30pm. Behind us there were massive queues, families with little kids and not one staff member or rudimentary sign to say no one would get in without a 4-5 hour wait. I have been to many busy large museums, the Louvre, Musee D’Orsay, MOMA, the NY Met, but never encountered this complete disregard for visitors. If you only have limited time in Berlin either book online or don’t bother. I will not bother again.
Written January 4, 2020
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Travel20
Kufstein, Austria36 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The ticket price isn't cheap (18 euro for adults) but you get entry to a lot of different museums so it is good value. The displays are mainly in German and there is a free audio guide in numerous languages, but the English was rather slow and detailed so hard to listen to. I personally am not interested in this type of history so found this museum quite dull compared to some of the others on museum island. They could also do with having a clear route through the displays so you see everything. Saying that, the collection was impressive and there is lots to see.
Written March 9, 2020
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Fair reviewer
Berlin, Germany182 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
I have been to the museum. It is great. On this occasion I just wanted to see the 360 degree panorama which is opposite the museum. In typically bureaucratic German style, you can't buy a ticket just for the panorama... you have to buy a costly ticket for the whole museum. Madness
Written February 7, 2020
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Ron S
New York City, NY5,471 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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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missthingeats
Sliema, Malta109 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I was so excited to visit here, but when we paid to get in and made our way upstairs to the main exhibit I was beyond shocked by how rude the staff were. From paying our entrance ticket (the woman on the desk sneered at us - I have no idea why) to the weird security at the top of the stairs telling me what I could or could not have in my person, I realised that this place though rich in artefacts is not for me. My top tip is this: Go to the British Museum instead. It's cheaper, friendlier and less showy. Did I mention that most of the exhibition is actually closed right now? Totally not worth the entrance fee.
Written February 17, 2020
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia26,861 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
Imagine that you go to the Louvre, but find out that there will not be a year of the Italian Renaissance led by Gioconda. But the price will remain the same. Wouldn't that surprise you? Nevertheless, this has been happening for many years in the Pergamon Museum, which is not really Pergamon. At least until 2023. The main attraction of the Museum, which gave it its name, meaning of existence and composition, is missing. For tourists. The Pergamon altar is under restoration and will be there for another 3 years. Normal business. But why did the price remain the same? 19 euros. 2 euros more than in the Louvre with its huge collection and the Vatican museums with the Sistine chapel and Raphael stations, 4 more than the Prado with a huge collection of Velasquez, Titian and Goya, 9 more than the Hermitage with its vast collection of paintings and antiquities. What will we see in Pergamon for this money? Substantially smaller. You will not get tired in Pergamon as in the Louvre and the Hermitage. The brilliant absence of the diamond collection is intended to replace the Market Gate of Miletus and the Ishtar gate of Babylon. German archaeologists were able to remove these grandiose structures from the Ottoman Empire in the XIX century. The business is no less successful than today's business of the Pergamon Museum. You will spend 20 minutes examining them. Façade of the Caliph's palace in Mschatta, near Amman and Painted wooden paneling from Aleppo are less significant attractions. Everything else (statues, prayer niches, etc.) is something you never get to in the museums mentioned above. But you look here, because 19 euros have already been paid.
Written January 2, 2020
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Jessica H
London, UK93 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
A large museum that you could spend a time of time in, so the ticket price is worth it and worth combining with the panarama. The collection displayed was largely 'items with descriptions' lacking much story telling or historical context which meant certain areas ended up being quite dull. The large displays of reproduced walls and statues were interesting though. I wouldn't recommend it as a visit for children in particular due to the lack of interactivity.
The staff in the cafe seemed rather stressed and were quite rude so we chose not to stay there.
The museum staff also seemed on-edge and appeared to be following certain people not that subtly. The museum staff also insisted I keep my jumper on instead of carrying it or tying it around my waist which was quite strange as some parts of the museum were extraordinarily warm.
Written November 4, 2022
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia17,797 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The Musuem island in the very center of Berlin houses several museums, mainly art ones as the Old and New museums. But, in my opinion, being a history buff, the Pergamon is the best one.
It houses a terrific collection of ancient Roman and Greek civilizations artefacts, but the most ineteresting imo is the Persian, as you cannot find it in many places like the previous two.
The admittance fee is on a higher side, but worth it. Don't bother with the audio guide, it's too detailed and time consuming - there're enough explanations in German and English.
Written March 26, 2020
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Θανάσης Η
Athens, Greece74 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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lonesomexxxtraveller
Brierley Hill, UK61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Many museums in Berlin, in fact there’s an area called Museum Island. If You enjoy these & only visit one, make it the Pergamon!! Astounding full size displays fill you with awe in every room. Also in the building is the famous Bust of the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti, worth visiting Berlin just to gaze at the beauty of this sculpture, almost defies description, don’t even think of taking a photo though, security is razor-sharp if you even hold a phone or camera in the vicinity. Allow at least 2 hours for a visit
Written January 9, 2020
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