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Pergamonmuseum
Ranked #6 of 975 things to do in Berlin
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Other than standing in line to get a ticket, and it being warm and crowded, all wich can probably be avoided by going earlier in the day. There is a lot to see so allow enough time. (2hrs minimum) Berlin does seem to be a strange place to see so many Middle East antiquities. I found this to be a very educational museum.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

I once took a high school course called World Culture and World Literature. In that class, we learned much about art (focusing on European art movements). We started off the year by learning about Greek art (Archaic, Classical, the Hellenistic). All of that learning certainly paid off when I came to this museum (I was basically my family's tour guide). It was absolutely wonderful to see such a large collection of Greco-Roman art. The Altar of Zeus was so remarkable. wow. If you know ANYTHING about Greek art (that being the highlight of the museum, although Roman and Babylonian art is also exhibited), you MUST go to the Pergamon Museum.

Thank Maya D
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Difficult to imagine what antique civilizations already could achieved more than 2000 years ago. The art, the technology is astonishing.
Same thing for the refinement of the pieces presented at the Islamic art exhibition.

Thank Gallia53
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

This museum houses the altar of Zeus from Pergamon, the Miletus Market Gate and the Ishtar Gate - among other beautiful artifacts.

If you love museums, this one comes highly recommended.

The only downside was that the lovely Temple of Athena (also from Pergamon) was not on view.It seems that some alterations are being made to the building and it does not seem likely it will be on view for quite some time. This is as at July 2013.

This museum does not have a cafe but there are places to eat about 5 - 8 minutes walk from there. I would recommend the cafe in the nearby Neues Museum. It was lovely and cool in this hot weather!

I would also recommend getting a three day Museum pass. I think this cost about 24 euros, which is excellent value if you are in Berlin mainly to visit museums. My friend and I concentrated on the New, Old and Pergamon ones, but the pass covers many more than just these three. They provide you with a useful booklet, listing them.

Well worth a visit - the Pergamon must count amongst the best museums in the world.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

The whole museum is one of the 100 things one has to see in their lifetime. In particular, I was in awe of the Babylonian gate made out of glazed blue bricks-I think it's cobalt blue.

Thank Youli9
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