Pergamonmuseum

Pergamonmuseum

One of the most popular attractions in Berlin, the Pergamon Museum is world famous for its archaeological holdings. The Pergamon, located on Museum Island, is really three museums in one – the Collection of Classical Antiquities (also on display in the Old Museum), the Museum of the Ancient Near East, and the Museum of Islamic Art.

Pergamonmuseum

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Ishtar Gate of Babylon

The Pergamon Museum’s monumental highlights are truly breathtaking to behold. In the Collection of Classical Antiquities, the 2nd century BC Pergamon Altar, considered a Hellenistic masterpiece, has a frieze depicting a battle between the Gods and the Giants; the Market Gate of Miletus shows an important example of Roman architecture.
Pergamonmuseum – Das Panorama
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Pergamonmuseum. Das Panorama

In Yadegar Asisis' new Pergamon panorama, original parts of the Pergamon altar and a video installation can be seen. more

The Museum of the Ancient Near East, which ranks among the world’s best collections of treasures from this region, is dominated by the imposing bright blue glazed-brick Ishtar Gate of Babylon from 6th century BC. The gate is decorated with dragons, lions and bulls, symbolizing the major gods of Babylon; a transparent back wall lets visitors see how the massive gate was reconstructed from fragments. Also notable in this collection is the façade of the throne hall of King Nebuchadnezzar, a reconstructed Neo-Assyrian palace from the 12th century BC, and artifacts from the earliest history of the written word.

Museum of the Ancient Near East

The Museum of Islamic Art was started in 1904 with a donation of precious carpets by Wilhelm von Bode. Such textiles still make up a major part of the exhibition, with colourful examples from Iran, Asia Minor, Egypt and the Caucuses on view. Highlights from the collection of 8th – 19th century Islamic art and craft include the 17th century Aleppo Zimmer, a vividly coloured panelled room from a merchant’s house in the Syrian city of Aleppo that is painted with Arabian and Persian verses and sayings and pictures of people, plants, and mythical beings.

Renovations at the Pergamon Museum

Please note that due to extensive renovations, the Pergamon Altar hall is currently closed to visitors. It is scheduled to reopen in late 2019. The other parts of the Pergamon Museum are not affected and stay open to the public during that time.

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Galleries (in German)

Antikensammlung Pergamonmuseum

  • Antikensammlung Pergamon-Museum© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Foto: Johannes Laurentius
    Antikensammlung Pergamon-Museum
  • Antikensammlung Pergamon-Museum© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Foto: Johannes Laurentius
    Antikensammlung Pergamon-Museum
  • Antikensammlung Pergamon-Museum© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Foto: Jürgen Liepe
    Antikensammlung Pergamon-Museum
  • Antikensammlung Pergamon-Museum© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Foto: Johannes Laurentius
    Antikensammlung Pergamon-Museum
  • Antikensammlung Pergamon-Museum© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Foto: Johannes Laurentius
    Antikensammlung Pergamon-Museum
  • Antikensammlung Pergamon-Museum© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Foto: Johannes Laurentius
    Antikensammlung Pergamon-Museum
  • Antikensammlung Pergamon-Museum© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Foto: Johannes Laurentius
    Antikensammlung Pergamon-Museum
  • Antikensammlung Pergamon-Museum© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Foto: Johannes Laurentius
    Antikensammlung Pergamon-Museum
  • Antikensammlung Pergamon-Museum© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Foto: Johannes Laurentius
    Antikensammlung Pergamon-Museum
  • Antikensammlung Pergamon-Museum© Asisi / Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
    Antikensammlung Pergamon-Museum
  • Antikensammlung Pergamon-Museum© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Foto: Johannes Laurentius
    Antikensammlung Pergamon-Museum

Museumsinsel

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    Bode-Museum Westseite
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    Weltkulturerbe Museumsinsel Berlin
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    Museumsinsel in Berlin
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    Bode-Museum
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    Museumsinsel
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    Pergamonmuseum
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    Antikensammlung Pergamon-Museum
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    Weltkulturerbe Museumsinsel Berlin
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    Weltkulturerbe Museumsinsel Berlin
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    Das Neue Museum
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    Das Neue Museum
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    Das Neue Museum
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    Das Neue Museum
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    Alte Nationalgalerie
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    Alte Nationalgalerie
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    Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin
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    Altes Museum
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    Altes Museum
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    Altes Museum

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Address
Am Kupfergraben 5
10178 Berlin
Phone
+49 (0)30 20 90 55 77
Internet
www.smb.museum
Opening Hours
daily 10-18 (Thu 10-20)
Admission Fee
19 Euro, reduced 9,50 Euro
Guided Tours
Guided tours by arrangement (phone: +49 (0)30 2 66 36 66)

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Source: SMPK, Bearbeitung: berlin.de

| Last edited: 11. October 2019