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Pergamon Museum

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Address: Bodestrasse 1-3, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 30 20905577
10:00 - 20:00
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Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

This internationally renowned ancient history museum contains several...

This internationally renowned ancient history museum contains several fantastic artifacts, including the huge Altar of Zeus and the famous Ishtar Gate from Babylon.

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Stunning Exhibits

We went to the museum to see the Gates of Ishtar and were not disappointed the layout of exhibits is fantastic and for us the explanatory notes in english were a real help in... read more

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to the museum to see the Gates of Ishtar and were not disappointed the layout of exhibits is fantastic and for us the explanatory notes in english were a real help in understanding the timeline of the various cultures that are exhibited.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Even if the museum is half closed due to renovations, it's still worth a visit. The gate of Ishtar is incredible and the collections presented in the part that remained opened will still take 2-3h of your time. There was a queue when I got there in the morning, but by noon nobody was waiting in line to enter the... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The processional way and Ishtar Gate are amazing . Definitely a must see . The rest of the exhibits are good but this is the star .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We first visited the Pergamon 6 years ago, just when renovation had begun. Though much has been completed, there is still work and the Pergamon altar is not presently available. Nonetheless, the spectacular Ishtar gate is largely available and other exhibits are more than wonderful. Be certain to get the included audio guide for a richer experience in the museum.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An extensive collection of ancient artefacts, covering Mesopotamia, Syrian, turkey areas. Extensive ancient Islamic art

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The 3-4,000 year-old histories of the Near and Far East are all summarized in this museum by way of ancient art pieces, replications, and guided story lines. The Pergamon, in fact, is situated adjacent to several other museums, all collaborating to provide visitors efficient payment plans. Though a visit to Germany is presumably paid for the purposes of exploring German... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The scale of the artifacts and the items themselves are simply mind-boggling. Some areas were closed for renovations but there was still plenty to see.

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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately not all open as under renovation but to see one of the wonders of the world was magnificent. It's hard to comprehend how detailed art forms and depictions existed in days where minimal techniques/ materials existed. Ingenious.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well after one stands in front of the original Ishtar Gate and Market Gate of Miletus... it's hard to think if more is needed for a spectacular museum.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The ishtar gate, the market gate of miletus and mshatta facade are worth the trip to this museum. Unfortunately the exhibit with pergamon altar is currently under renovation. We had tickets with time slot and I absolutely incourage everyone to get their tickes online/in advance. That saved us from wating in line.

Thank SiniAnn

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