Pergamon Museum

Price guide: Expensive

Am Kupfergraben 5, Berlin, 10117

Price guide: Expensive

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Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
First-time travellers, History

Best for History - Expert review of Pergamon Museum

Three museums in one, all brimming with ancient artefacts.

Located on Museum Island, the world famous Pergamon Museum is home to an extensive collection of artefacts from antiquity and important archaeological findings. It’s one of the most popular sites in Berlin. The museum was built between 1910 and 1930 and actually encompasses three museums. The collections include the antique collection, the East Asian collection, the Near East Museum and the Islamic Museum. The most impressive and significant aspect of the museum is the enormous altar from the Zeus temple in Pergamon, which dates to the 2nd century BC and remains remarkably intact. Visitors can actually climb the steps and walk inside the structure.

Price advice: 

Tickets are 10 euros per person or 5 euros for discounted admission. An Area Ticket for Museum Island costs 14 euros/7 euros discounted.

Expert tips: 
Audio sets, available for a small fee, help make the museum more manageable.

More information on Pergamon Museum:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Art gallery, Museum
Address:
Am Kupfergraben 5, Berlin, 10117
Telephone:
030 2090 5577
Website:
http://www.smb.museum/smb/home/index.php
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Fri-Wed 10am-6pm, Thu 10am-10pm.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Indoor
Free tags / Keywords:
Art, History, Rainy days

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