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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

Overall rating
4.7 / 5
based on 3,951 reviews

Tours were excellent and very informative. Only complaint was it was difficult to locate where buses stop. There were no marked bus stops. You had to look for a tour guide standing at the side of the street. These guides were difficult to locate at some stops.

Well, couldn't use museums due to the Coronavirus issue. But did use the card for transit- on the U, S, and R trains. Much better than being on a cocoon-like tourist bus, as it gave insight on real-life in Berlin and its people.

Well worth the money. Get to see all the main landmarks of Berlin whilst learning lots on the way. I recommend the walking tour, best part of the experience! You get to learn things you would of missed, such as Hitlers Bunker!

I had an amazing experience in Berlin as well. Have already booked for New York and Dubai and I won’t change for any other company. This is the only Bus with a live Guide. The service is excellent.

Great tour round Berlin . Saw everything we wanted too . Bus was clean and comfortable and staff were friendly. Gave a us a good insight into Berlin and its past .