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Pergamon Museum


One of the most popular attractions in Berlin, the Pergamon Museum is world famous for its archaeological holdings. Its monumental highlights are truly breathtaking to behold.

The Pergamon Museum is one of Berlin's "must see" museums. It was built between 1910 and 1930 by Ludwig Hoffmann, based on the designs of Alfred Messel, as the last of the five museum buildings. Designed as a three-wing complex, the Pergamon today houses three museums: the Collection of Classical Antiquities with the architecture halls and the sculpture wing, the Museum of the Ancient Near East and the Museum of Islamic Art.

Highlights at the Pergamon Museum

Impressive exhibits await visitors of the Pergamon Museum, who can prepare themselves for a veritable journey into the past. The Great Altar of Pergamon, the magnificent Babylonian Processional Way, the façade of the Caliph's Palace of Mshatta and the Market Gate of Miletus are just a few of the highlights on display that have helped the Pergamon Museum achieve international recognition.

Renovation Work at the Pergamon Museum: Closure until 2027

As part of the basic renovation of the museum, the Pergamonmuseum has been completely closed to visitors until probably 2027. In spring 2027, the first parts, such as the hall with the Pergamon Altar, will be accessible again.

Information on the Visitor’s Entrance

The entrance of the Pergamon Museum is no longer located at the previous address (Eingang Am Kupfergraben). Now, visitors can access the museum via the Kolonnadenhof on Bodestraße, between the Old National Gallery and the New Museum on Museum Island. Since July 13, 2019, with the opening of the James Simon Gallery, groups and individual guests can access the museum exclusively via the upper foyer of the James Simon Gallery.

Information, Address and Opening Hours

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Am Kupfergraben 5
10178 Berlin
Closed until 2027

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Last edited: 25 September 2023