Pergamon Museum

Part of the mosaic tile work of the Ishtar Gate at the Pergamon Museum
Part of the mosaic tile work of the Ishtar Gate at the Pergamon Museum

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 Visit

Fee: Yes

Pergamon Museum Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Address: Bodestraße 1-3, 10178 Berlin, Germany

Phone: 030 266424242

Official Website: Pergamon Museum

Pergamon Museum Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating The panorama museum is a smaller version with a unique exhibition. The tour may take up to an hour but it's definitely worth it if you're around and looking for museums to visit. I avoid posting photos of the inside so that I don't spoil it for anyone that wants to pay a visit. I recommend spending a whole day and visiting the whole museum insel (island). For panorama, we didn't wait in a line and we didn't have to book in advance.
Giorgos Tsigourakos - a month ago

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5 Star Rating Great experience. The Panorama gives at least a glimpse of the glory of the Pergamon Museum and exceeded my expectations by far. The tower with the surrounding 360° installation is beautiful. The real treasure are the displayed fragments of statues and fries of the Pergamon temple. Plan at least an hour for a tour through the museum. You won't regret the visit.
Johannes Eiglsperger - 3 months ago

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5 Star Rating An outstanding experience! Despite the Pergamon Museum's closure, The Panorama exhibit exceeded my expectations. The 360-degree audiovisual show is truly amazing, offering a unique perspective on ancient Pergamon. It's a fantastic alternative, lasting between 45 minutes to 1.5 hours. The digital reconstruction of the city, complete with sounds and light effects, takes you from day to night seamlessly. The attention to historical accuracy and detail is commendable. Standing at 35 meters, the panoramic view of the ancient city is accompanied by captivating sound and light effects. If you appreciate works by Assisi, this depiction of ancient Pergamon is a must-see. The experience feels like being part of history, and the portrayal of daily life adds an extra layer of enjoyment. Highly recommended – don't miss out on this unique journey!
Nakrani Hardik - 4 months ago

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5 Star Rating Immersive museum, it was so cool to stand on the top of view platform and see how's light changes between day and night. Also there are audio guides on different languages. The museum is relatively small, but it's definitely worth a visit.
Sergey Kupletsky - 3 months ago

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4 Star Rating A magical place to visit. You wonder how life was in ancient times. How does it feel. Well, entering the panorama (which you can record videos or 360 pictures, and actually i understand why, it will take away the surprise factor from you) will transport you to those times. A nice place to check one afternoon, i think the price is a bit too much for what they are showing, and you don't have too much to read or see, just a couple of steps but it's worth paying a visit. The main attraction of course is The Panorama Painting.
Alessandro Stefan - 11 months ago

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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.

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