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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.

Pergamon Museum

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

As part of the basic renovation of the museum, the Pergamon Museum will be completely closed to visitors from October 23, 2023 until probably 2027. In advance, extended opening hours from mid-October invite you to say goodbye to the building for a few years.

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.

Current Exhibitions and Guided Tours

Dream and Trauma

It is impossible to imagine the cultural history of Europe without the carpets and tapestries produced by Islamic cultures. The Museum for Islamic Art invites visitors to experience these vivid carpets and tapestrieswith all their senses. more

Liam Gillick: Filtered Time

In a historical first, the Vorderasiatisches Museum (Museum of the Ancient Near East) and the Hamburger Bahnhof join forces on a trans-historical, site-specific presentation by British artist Liam Gillick throughout the halls of the Pergamonmuseum. more

Take Five – Highlights of the Pergamonmuseum

Tracing 2500 years in the history of humankind, this guided tour presents the most breathtaking exhibits of the Pergamon Museum. more

Trans-cultural Relations, Global Biographies – Islamic Art?

Selected artefacts currently on display in the Museum für Islamische Kunst at the Pergamonmuseum illustrate how various objects have migrated across different continents and how, on closer inspection, shared visual motifs, forms, and craft techniques... more

Ancient Near Eastern Cultures

The Museum of the Ancient Near East ranks alongside the Louvre and the British Museum as one of the world's leading museums of ancient oriental treasures. more

Information, Address and Opening Hours

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Am Kupfergraben 5
10178 Berlin
Opening Hours
Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 7 pm, Thursday from 9 am to 8 pm, closed on Monday. From October 10 to 22, 2023: Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 9 pm
+49 (0)30 266 424 242
Wheelchair access via platform lift. Elevator available. Accessibility may be limited during renovation work. Information booklets in Braille available. Wheelchairs can be borrowed. Guided tours in sign language available by appointment.
Admission Fee
€12, reduced fee €6
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Closed from October 23, 2023

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Last edited: 25 September 2023