Pergamon Museum

Pergamonmuseum

Am Kupfergraben 5, Berlin, 10117
Admission: EUR 12
Wheelchair Access
Late Opening
Good for Kids
Recommended
 

Opening Times

Monday: 1000 - 1800
Tuesday: 1000 - 1800
Wednesday: 1000 - 1800
Thursday: 1000 - 2000
Friday: 1000 - 1800
Saturday: 1000 - 1800
Sunday: 1000 - 1800
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Tube : Friedrichstraße (U-6), Friedrichstraße (S1, S2, S25).

The Pergamon Museum is a reference in the world for its unique Antiquities collections. It accommodates three separate collections:

  • The Collection of Classical Antiquities. Its main attraction is the Pergamon Altar (2nd century BC). The frieze depicting the battle between the Gods and Giants is regarded as a masterpiece of Hellenistic art. The next room to the south contains the market Gate of Miletus, an outstanding example of Roman architecture.

  • The collection of the Ancient Near East contains many important examples of architecture, reliefs and smaller objects. They originate from the Sumerian, Babylonian, Assyrian and northern Syrian/eastern Anatolian regions which today include Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. Visitors can walk through and wonder at the world-famous reconstructions of brilliantly coloured Babylonian monuments: the Processional Way, the Ishtar Gate and the facade of the throne hall of King Nebuchadnezzar II (604 - 562 BC). Sections of the buildings were re-created to approximately the original dimensions by meticulously re-assembling the many broken pieces of excavated glazed bricks. Along the walls depictions of lions, bulls and dragons symbolize the major gods of Babylon.

  • The collection of Islamic Art is dedicated to the art of Islamic peoples from the eighth to the nineteenth century. The works of art originate from the vast area stretching from Spain to India. The collection's main focus is on the Middle East including Egypt and Iran. The broad spectrum of the collection includes architectural decorations, applied arts and crafts, jewelry, and rare illuminated and calligraphed manuscripts. The architectural decorations represent one of the major attractions, conveying also typical concepts of space and environments in various media: stone (the façade from Mshatta), stuccoes (archaeological finds from Samarra), painted wooden panelling (Aleppo Room) and wall ceramics in various techniques (prayer niches from Kashan and Konya).

The monumental reconstructions of archaeological building ensembles - such as the Pergamon Altar, the Market Gate of Miletus and the Ishtar Gate including the Processional Way of Babylon and the Mshatta Façade - made the Pergamonmuseum world-famous. With around one million visitors each year, the Pergamonmuseum is one of most popular of all the National Museums in Germany.

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Past exhibitions at Pergamon Museum - now closed:
Aatifi - News from Afghanistan Painting, Works on Paper, and Video 3rd Jul 2015 - 18th Oct 2015
Mshatta in focus. The Jordanian desert palace in historical photographs 3rd Oct 2014 - 15th Mar 2015
Ornament and Tongue: Bookbindings from the Islamic World 13th Dec 2013 - 16th Mar 2014