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Pergamon-Museum
Pergamon-Museum

Pergamon-Museum

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Sights and Museums, Art Museum, History Museum
Ranked #9 in Berlin things to do
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Bodestraße 1-3, 10178 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 266424242
https://www.smb.museum/museen-und-einrichtungen/pergamonmuseum/home.html
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The Pergamon Museum is located in Berlin, Germany and houses a large collection of artifacts from the ancient world. The museum was designed by Alfred Messel and Ludwig Hoffmann and took from 1910 to ... Read more
1930 to construct. Visited by more than 1 million people each year, the museum is divided into the antiquity collection, the Middle East museum, and the museum of Islamic art. The most famous exhibit in the museum's collection is the altar from the Zeus Tempel in Pergamon (180-160 BCE). The Pergamon Museum is also home to the Market Gate of Miletus, the Ishtar Gate and the Processional Way from Babylon, and the Mshatta facade.

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Paris, France

Most important display, the gorgeous Sumerian Blue Tiled tower entrance to the kings throne room, rebuilt piece by piece inside the museum.

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Local from Berlin, Germany

It's a bit difficult to write a review on the Pergamon right now as it is so under construction as in VERY under construction. The knock-on effect is that it takes a very long time to get in to the museum unless you have timed tickets. They only let 20 people in every 15 minutes. Let that sink in for a bit.
Needless to say after waiting for a long time, we weren't aware that we would have to store everything--coats, scarves, bags, purses, everything had to be put in a locker or in the cloakroom. We were freezing from standing out in the cold for so long but they wouldn't let us by with coats at all.
Right now there are only two floors open and the big highlights: Ishtar Gate and Miletus Gate are amazing, really beautiful. If you are interested in Babylonian artifacts, this is a fantastic place to learn more as you get a free audio guide. But right now, that's it. There's not much more to see and even what's there are often plaster casts of artifacts in other museums.
The renovation is ongoing and will be ongoing for upwards of the next 10 years so it's not going to fully open for a very long time.
I just wish I had more information about what was actually open (there's not map available online) and purchased a timed ticket instead.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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The Pergamon Museum most notably houses the Ishtar Gate from the ancient city of Babylon as well as the Pergamon Altar. To see these artifacts of antiquity restored in glorious form is stunning. Don't miss it!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Unfortunately, it was in September for several years due to renovations, but I have to review this amazing museum. The Ishtar Gate will leave you in awe (pictures don't do justice to its colors), and the Pergamon Altar has so many details you can spend a whole day looking at it.
The Arab art collection is also mesmerizing.

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Reading, UK

Large museum of classical art and architecture at the heart of the museum island. Contains so many spectacular items.

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Miravet, Spain

One of the most outstanding museums devoted to the ancient world. Much like the British Museum in London there's fierce debate about the legitimacy of some of the 'acquisitions' but nevertheless that doesn't detract from the privilege of being able to see them up close. There are three main collections: antiquity, Islamic art and the Middle East. Must sees: the Ishatar Gate from Babylon and the Pergamon Altar, from which the museum takes its name.

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London, UK

This is amazing. Simply one of the world's best museums, especially if you are into antiquities. Rivals the British Museum in size and scope of the collections. Magnificent.

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Paranaque, Philippines

This is one of my favorite, museums in Europe actually almost top of the list. Pergamon museum is situated at the museum island and famous due to its archeological display. My all time favorite is the pergamon altar, a sight to behold! Many of the finds came from Greece, Turkey and the middle east.

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frieze of the pergamon temple is magnificient! there are alot of other exhibits but eventually it feels a bit draining and lack of coherence.

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Athens, Greece

Don't leave Berlin without visiting the pergamon museum! :D Great historic exhibits, including the pergamon temple, the market gate of miletus, the babylon gate, and the islamic and middle east collections! Free audio guide!

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Antwerpen, Belgium

This the museum i liked most on the museum insel. This museum alone is almost worth a visit to Berlin. First you enter a large room that shows the frieze of the Pergamon altar, then you face the Market Gate of Miletus and next you walk through the Babylonian Ishtar gate. Absolutely wonderful ! And there is a lot more to see. They are renovating and adding an extra wing to the museum, which will all together take more then 10 years.

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If you need to visit just one museum in Berlin this is the one! You will be amazed of how they managed to move the whole Pergamon temple and the market inside the musem! Also amazing the gate of Persepolis! Don't expect anything German here..

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Shanghai, China

ancient egypt exhibition was on that moment. i was so frigging thrilled to see Nefertiti

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

whether you are into Museums or not, a visit here is essential. Some unique pieces from around the world, that you shouldn't miss

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Los Angeles, California, USA
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The namesake of the Pergamon Museum on Museum Island. The Pergamon Altar stands as the first visual piece you see as you enter the museum. You'll be surrounded by fellow guests as you walk along the steps. The altar itself is pretty small, but the steps leading up to it are fairly wide and, for a lack of a better word, epic.

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Pittsford (town), New York

This is great you go to Pergamon in Turkey and the original Great Altar is here. This is one major piece of architecture in the building to see and experience. The museum is in an area called museum island and it is worth it to get the museum pass so that you can visit the ones you like and just see the good stuff and then go to another place.

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA

The Pergamon is one of five museums on Museuminsel, by the River Spree. It houses several monumental, original-sized and reconstructed buildings from Antiquity, such as the Pergamon Altar, the Ishtar Gate and the Market Gate of Miletus, all consisting of parts removed and transported from Turkey in the early 20th century. The Pergamon is subdivided into the Antiquity collection, the Middle East museum, and the museum of Islamic Art.

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Arnhem, Netherlands

Very impressive mosaic wall in here. Lots of structures rebuilt in this museum. This is the best of the museum island, because it was not just paintings and statues, but entire temples!

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Moscow, Russia

Great museum with 3 permanent exhibitions: Ancient Greek and Roman, Middle East and Islamic art objects. Lonely Planet wrote about this museum as a must if you have time only for one museum.

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San Francisco, California, USA

There's a greek temple, rebuilt, inside the museum. An actual Greek temple. Obviously the Pergamon, one of the best museums in the world, has much more to offer, but for someone who's never been, that should offer some perspective on the size and willingness-to-pull-out-all-the-stops of this museum.

I think I spent 4 hours here wandering the halls, stopping at anything that caught my eye. I could have spent days, weeks even, though. If you're at all into history, sculptures, and larger-than-life exhibits, the Pergamon will be right up your alley.

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