berlin, germany



berlin, germany

Famous for: History and Culture, Archaeology, Art Galleries, Museums
Pergamonmuseum is world famous for its archaeological display. It holds monumental buildings of historical significance. The popular collections in Pergamonmuseum are Pergamon Altar, the Ishtar Gate of Babylon, the Market Gate of Miletus, Ruins of Antolia and the Mshatta Facade.
About Contact Location
About Contact Location
event_available When to visit: january - december
access_time Timing:
10:00 - 18:00 : Sunday - Wednesday, Friday - Saturday
10:00 - 20:00 : Thursday
hourglass_empty Duration: 2.5 hours
account_balance_wallet Entry Fee: € 19
info Tips: Last entry allowed 30 mins before closing.

Pergamonmuseum is one of the five museums located in Museum Island and is the most famous one among all. This museum is world famous for its archaeological holdings. It is basically a collection of three museums: Classical Antiquities , the Museum of the Ancient Near East, and the Museum of Islamic Art.


Ishtar Gate of Babylon: The Museum of the Ancient Near East has a bright blue glazed-brick Ishtar Gate of Babylon from 6th century BC, decorated with dragons, lions and bulls. Also worth noticing is the façade of the throne hall of King Nebuchadnezzar.

Pergamon Altar: A frieze from the 2nd century BC depicting a battle between the Gods and the Giants. This belongs to the Collection of Classical Antiquities

Aleppo Zimmer in Museum of Islamic Art : The 17th century Aleppo Zimmer, a vividly coloured panelled room from a merchant’s house in the Syrian city of Aleppo that is painted with Arabian and Persian verses and sayings and pictures of people, plants, and mythical beings.

Note: Due to extensive renovations, the Pergamon Altar hall is currently closed to visitors. It is scheduled to reopen in late 2019. Other parts are open.

How to Reach

Bus: Staatsoper - 100, 200, N2, TXL

Georgenstr./Am Kupfergraben - 12, M1
Am Kupfergraben- M1, 12
Universitätsstr - 12, M1


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1-3 Bodestraße Bezirk Mitte Berlin Berlin Germany 10178
City center: Mitte
Nearest airport: Berlin Brandenburg Airport

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