Pergamonmuseum, Berlin, Germany

4.5 (20.7k reviews) Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Ranking #7 in Berlin Art Museums

A worthwhile visit

The Pergamonmuseum is a three-wing complex. The museum houses three of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin’s collections: the Antikensammlung, Vorderasiatisches Museum, and the Museum für Islamische Kunst. The impressive reconstructions of massive archaeological structures – the Pergamon Altar, Market Gate of Miletus, the Ishtar Gate and Processional Way from Babylon, and the Mshatta Facade – have made the Pergamonmuseum famous throughout the world, with the result that it is the most visited museum at the Staatliche Museen and in Germany as a whole.
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Bodestrasse 1-3, 10178 Berlin Germany


+49 30 266424242



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Working hours

Monday :
Tuesday : 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday : 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday : 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday : 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday : 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday : 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Current local date and time now

Sunday, April 14, 2024, 23:16

User Ratings

4.5 based on (20.7k reviews)



  • 5BQTT 5:00 PM Nov 19, 2022
    Breath taking
    Shame we couldn’t see the piece de resistance !! Zeus temple was under renovation which would have been amazing. The rest is equally awe inspiring though. Get the museum pass 29 euros for 3 days valid for 30plus museums. Nearest underground station is museum Insel it’s a new station right by the doorstep of this and other world class museums on the “museum island” the museum Insel stop us not mentioned on trip advisor as nearest stop possibly because it’s very very newly opened. Enjoy! You will be amazed

  • 4jbushman2017 5:00 PM Jun 26, 2022
    World Class but Confusing
    If you like antiquities there is nothing like this museum. The monumental exhibits here from the Istar Gate from Babylon to the market gate of Militas from Ancient Greece are stunning in their presentation. The Istar Gate is the star. What makes this museum different is that there are so many monumental statues or buildings or exhibits. The Istar Gate is a tile gate and walls that were once lined with colored tiles. The archeologists here took the 80+ crates of blue tiles found at the excavation sites and slowly used them to rebuild a facsimile of the original walls and gate inside the museum. This means as you walk through the museum you are confronted with this gigantic wall 40 meters long and a gate 30 meters high. It makes you awestruck. For me it is the reason I came back to Berlin, to see this again. Unfortunately part of the museum is currently closes as they are renovating some of their key exhibits. So you won’t see everything if you come. Most importantly. If you come and you walk up the stairs and enter into the museum you will most likely be confronted by a very long line of folks wanting to buy tickets. We circumvented this line by going downstairs to the first floor where there was a second ticket area with very few people waiting. Because of the amount of people when you buy a ticket you have to designate a time for your visit. On the day we arrived, the museum was sold out until later in the day. I was told that the absolute best way to get tickets for all the museums is to buy them before you go on the official museum website which I have l listed here ( On this site you will be asked to pick the museum you want to visit (this one or one of the others on museum island). Then you pick the time you which to go. Pay your money and print a ticket or take a digital ticket to the museum when you attend. NOTE, many third party operators sell museum tickets, this is the official website. In conclusion. Perhaps the best antiquities museum in the world (and I have been to all the largest ones), but to a first time visitor getting into the museum can be confusing and exasperating. If you like this review please give me a LIKE.