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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

Pergamon Museum: Our 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 to visit
    Open daily 10:00AM to 6:00PM, except Thursdays, open until 8:00PM.
  • What is the price?
    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 tips
    ** 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

The most impressive museum I have ever been to.

Very impressive museum. The exhibits are huge, I have never seen anything like that. Perhaps, because of the size of the museum, there should be a rest area in the middle of the museum. I could use a short coffee break.

Skip the Line: Pergamon Museum Berlin Tickets Reviewed by Roy, 07/31/2017

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Berlin

Perfect guided tour to discover Berlin in a quick and funny way! An old school Volkswagen van, a permanent exchange between the guide (the driver) and his passengers, lots of stories and anecdotes, and not too much time spent in endless comments about boring details. Deutsche Qualität at its best!

Berlin: 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour in classic VW Bus Reviewed by Thomas, 07/21/2017

Great experience; we had a wonderful time!

We thoroughly enjoyed our museum visit; it was great as we didn't have to wait in the queue at all!

Skip the Line: Pergamon Museum Berlin Tickets Reviewed by Eden, 07/16/2017

Perfect visit to an extraordinary Museum!

Everything went along just perfect: easy booking, good price, immediate enter, and an amazing museum

Skip the Line: Pergamon Museum Berlin Tickets Reviewed by Alexandre, 07/13/2017

Easy ticket purchase no queue what's not to like

Fab museum but currently under renovations so not all open but definitely worth a visit

Skip the Line: Pergamon Museum Berlin Tickets Reviewed by Lisa, 07/11/2017

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