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Top 5 Pergamon Museum exhibits that aren't the Pergamon

The Pergamon Altar itself is, unfortunately, closed for renovation work until 2019. Is Berlin's museum of monuments still worth a visit without its title attraction? Absolutely! Here are five ancient treasures just as likely to amaze!

Ishtar Gate
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Ishtar Gate

The royal blue gateway was once used to lead spring festival processions from ancient Babylon. It takes one large room and an entire hallway to do the imposing structure justice!

Lamassu
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Lamassu

These large Sphinxes were found in the ancient Assyrian capital of Aššur. The protective deities – lion, eagle, and human hybrids – adorned the palace of King Tukulti-Ninurta I.

Market Gate of Miletus

This former entrance to an ancient Greek agora is truly breathtaking! It was completely devasted by an earthquake in the Middle Ages, but the reconstruction is a must-see!

Aleppo Room
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Aleppo Room

Commissioned by a prosperous Christian living under Ottoman rule, the ornate panels of this 17-century entrance room were created by some of the finest craftsmen of the time!

Mshatta Façade
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Mshatta Façade

Walid ibn Yazid reigned the Ummayad caliphate for only a year, never finishing his winter palace. Its façade is now the pride of the Pergamon Museum of Islamic Art. Don't miss it!

Our insider tips

What are the opening times?

The Pergamon Museum is open from 10:00AM to 6:00PM daily, except for Thursdays when it's open until 8:00PM.

How long does it take?

If you're only interested in the main monuments themselves, then you could tour the museum in less than an hour. Allow yourself at least three if you're curious about the smaller artifacts, such as ancient jewelry and evidence of early writing systems!

How much does it cost?

Ticket prices for the Pergamon start at €12, with concessions and discounts for online bookings available.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Open daily 10:00AM to 6:00PM, except Thursdays, open until 8:00PM.
  • Is it expensive?
    Adult tickets are €12, with many discounts and deals also available!
  • Will I need a guide?
    It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    The museum is easily reachable from the S/U Bahn station Friedrichstraße.
  • Additional information
    ** The museum is open on all holidays, but with special hours. | For just €18 you can get a combo ticket to visit other museums in the area, as well!*

What people are saying about Pergamon Museum

Well organized access to the most important museums

It would be nice if the the duration of the pass could be extended to a 4-6 day option since there are so many interesting museums to visit. It would also be nice if the option to arrange a timed visit in order to avoid the lines (through the tourist information offices) could be arranged in advance by e-mail. In any case we are gratefull for the existing system that contributed to an unforgetable visit to your butiful city.

Pergamon Musuem was worth it alone (skip the line pass was included)

I wish we had more time to see the museums but in 2 days we managed to go to the Pergamon, alto, Nueces and the Knoblauches House (the house is free to anyone, so I suggest using the pass towards musuems that charge entry)

Good for Neus Museum and Jewish Museum - both excellent. Sadly

Very disappointed that no entry to Pergamon Museum without 2 hour Queque - even with musem pass - we had to miss this very important experience we had planned for.

Museum Pass Berlin: 3-Day Entry to Over 30 Museums Reviewed by Elizabeth, 14/06/2017

Well worth if you planning more than 3 Museums ,managed 8 over 3 days

Definitely worth purchasing if you planning most of the Museums - free audio guides & lockers Some museums not included but you may get a discount, so check out what you wanna see before

The PERFECT pass for visiting the best museums in Berlin!

Berlin has so many museums, and if you're a museum lover you can't go without this pass.. it will save you money if you're planning to visit more than 3 museums. Definately recommend it! Be sure to research and check out, which museum you'll need to book a spot like the Pergamon Museum you'd need to book to enter within a timeslot. This I've done when verifying the pass near the Tourist Information point near the Brandenburg Gate.

Museum Pass Berlin: 3-Day Entry to Over 30 Museums Reviewed by Mireille, 11/05/2017

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