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Pergamonmuseum in Berlin

Pergamonmuseum in Berlin

The Pergamonmuseum is probably Berlin's best-known cultural institution.

It contains three large collections that could have been beautiful museums in themselves: a classical section, a section for Ancient Oriental art and a section for Islamic art. What they have in common is their connection to the former Ottoman Empire. In each of these departments you will see magnificent works of art.
Unfortunately, the hall with the Pergamon altar will remain closed until 2023 for renovation work. The north wing and the Hellenistic hall are affected by the closure. The southern wing of the Pergamon Museum with the Ishtar Gate, Processional Way and the Market Gate of Miletus and the Museum of Islamic Art remains open.

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Location & Sights nearby

The Pergamonmuseum is located in the heart of the Museum Island in the Berlin-Mitte district. Museum Island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers days of travel through the history and cultures of the world. Other museums on the island are: Ancient Near Eastern Musem, the New Museum, the Old National Gallery, the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection (in the New Museum), Bode Museum and the Museum of Prehistory and Early History (in the New Museum). Not far away are the impressive Berlin Cathedral and Alexanderplatz with its television tower.



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Brief history of the Pergamonmuseum

The museum is named after the city of Pergamon, where German archaeologists found the famous altar, which today stands in the central room of the museum. When the Kaiser Friedrich Museum was opened on Museum Island (now the Bodemuseum) in 1904, it was clear that the building was not large enough to house all the art and archaeological treasures under German supervision. Excavations were carried out in the areas of ancient Babylon, Uruk, Assur, Miletus, Priene and ancient Egypt, and the objects from these sites could not be correctly displayed in the existing German museum system. The Pergamon Museum was badly damaged in the air raids on Berlin at the end of the Second World War. It was not until 1958 that most of the objects were returned to East Germany. Essential parts of the collection remain in Russia.

Address, opening hours...


Adress: Bodestraße 1-3, 10178 Berlin
Opening times: Mo - So 10-18, Do 10-20
Admission: 12 Euro, ermäßigt 6 Euro
Public transport: U-Bahn U6 (Friedrichstraße), S-Bahn S1, S2, S3 (Friedrichstraße); S5, S7, S75 (Hackescher Markt), Tram M1, 12 (Am Kupfergraben); M4, M5, M6 (Hackescher Markt), Bus TXL (Staatsoper); 100, 200 (Am Lustgarten); 147 (Friedrichstraße)

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Explore the Pergamon Museum in Berlin with its three impressive collections. Skip the line with this ticket.

Great archaeological museum, which houses many interesting antique collections. The Museum of Islamic Art and the Middle East Museum belong to the Pergamon Museum and they invite the visitors to immerse themselves into ancient times and their arts.

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Visit the New Museum on the famous Museum Island in Berlin. Save yourself the long waiting time with this ticket.

Save yourself the long waiting times at the New Museum with this ticket. See the bust of Nefertiti. Visit the New Museum, a major work in the history of art, museums and technology of the 19th century. Admire exhibits from the Egyptian Museum and the Papyrus Collection, the Museum of Prehistoric Protohistory and the Antiquities Collection.

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Explore the Old Museum Berlin designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel and walk past the queue.

Explore the Old Museum Berlin, designed by architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel. Marvel at the monumental columns and discover antique sculptures, the antique collection and the coin cabinet with antique coins. Reflect upon 350 years of history. Amazing!

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