The Pergamon Museum, home to the Greek alter after which it's named, features incredible exhibits from the ancient east. Talk about grand entrances, the Pergamon Museum boasts several dating back 2000 years and beyond. Here you will see treasures of the Ancient World, treasures that were not unearthed until the 19th century by German archaeologists. These treasures were brought to Museum Island in Berlin, necessitating construction of the museum between 1910 and 1930.
Today, the Pergamon museum consists of 3 wings, one for the Antiiquity Collection, one for the Islamic Art Museum, and one for the Middle East Museum.
The Market Gate of Miletus is a reconstruction of the original gate that was constructed around 120AD. The original gate was heavily damaged by and earthquake and form bombing during World War 2, but much of the rubble was used to build the impressive replica seen here. The 17 metre high marble facade consists of massive Corinthian columns and Roman architecture.
The spectacular Ishtar Gate alone is worth the price of admission to this museum which will leave you in awe. The navy blue and gold tile mosaic that makes up the facade of this impressive gate uses materials from the original 575 BC gate. Yes that's BC. The Ishtar Gate was on of the gates that led to the inner city of Babylon and was built by King Nebuchadnezzar II.
The name of the museum comes from its most renowned exhibit, the Pergamon Alter. This massive exhibit, taken from a Hellenstic temple dating back to the 2nd century BC, is currently undergoing reconstruction and will re-open in 2023.
There are a number of other large exhibits including the Aleppo Room, the Processional Way of Babylon, and the Mshatta Facade.
Audio devices are available at the museum to facilitate a self-guided English tour.
Facts For Your VisitFee: Yes
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website.
- 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
Bodestr. 1 - 3
Phone: +49 30 20905577
Kate C. Aug-05-2022
This museum was an incredibly unique experience. It reminded me a little bit of the British Museum in London, but the middle eastern artifacts are truly... Read More
John H. Sep-27-2022
This is the most popular museum on the island, but I was not bowled over considering the wait. BIG HINT reserve your ticket time slot ahead of time. Even... Read More
Georgina L. Sep-12-2022
Not sure what the commotion is about this museum. Supposedly this is the must-see museum in Berlin. I could've skipped this and my trip would've still been... Read More
Accommodations near Pergamon Museum:
How to get to Pergamon Museum by U-Bahn, S-Bahn
Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn Line(s): S1, S2, S3, S5, S7, S9, S25, S26, S75, U6
Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn Station(s): Berlin Friedrichstraße
Exit from Friedrichstraße Station. Walk one block south on Fredrichstrasse and go left (east) on Dorotheenstrasse. Pergamon Museum and the Pergamon are just 2 blocks ahead.
Click&Go Map and Route Finder with public transit, walking, driving or cycling directions. Get up-to-the-minute transit times from your location to Pergamon Museum.