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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

    1. 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

    2. 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.

  • 3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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!

Planning Your Visit

  • 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!*

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What people are saying about Pergamon Museum

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 5,202 reviews

We had the deluxe ticket and everything was really good. The city tours through the government district and through Berlin's history were very informative and exciting. Our guide was very nice and funny. With the two different bus routes you could see all the important sights very well explained. Lovely again

This was so great! Got straight in without any queue - just walked to the info point to get my free audio guide then straight into the entrance with my GYG voucher. The museum was also very relaxing due to the reduced capacity.. so it was a really lovely way to spend our sunday :)

The walking tour of 90 minutes was amazing. Our guide Fredy told us exciting stories from Berlin past with such a pasionate and entuzisth voice and tone, that we were absolutly faisnated. We really could feel The atmosfere from old Berlin

Admittedly we thought we were going to the actual Pegamonmuseum, which this is not, but actually the exhibition was excellent. The panorama itself is really impressive. I would highly recommend visiting.

It is worth choosing the premium package. The guided tour is very good and the currywurst is delicious too.