The Pergamon Museum…
…is one of five museums on the Museum Island Berlin. It is the most visited museum in Berlin, and even one of the most visited museums in Germany. Fortified by a hearty breakfast at Hotel CALMA Berlin Mitte, you can start your way to Museums Island. If you feel like, you can stroll from the hotel via Oranienburger Strasse and saunter through the Monbijoupark to Pergamon Museum. In just 15 minutes you are on target.
An imposing building awaits you, which was built from 1910 to 1930 and exhibits art works of Greek and Roman antiquity. It impresses with valuable ancient treasures and is a must at your Berlin – stay.
The Pergamon Museum houses three museums of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation in its construction. First, the Antikensammlung (collection of antiquities). Furthermore, the Vorderasiatische Museum (Museum of Southwest Asia) and the Museum für Islamische Kunst (Museum of Islamic Art). Overall, the cores of the museums are considered to be a crowd puller.
Because only there you will find the stunning Pergamon Altar, the gigantic Market Gate of Miletus, the colourful Ishtar-Gate and the colossal Mshatta-Facade.
However, the Pergamon Museum is world famous for having the Pergamon Altar. The impressive stone colossus with its gigantic scale of 35x33m and the mighty perron attracts countless art and culture lovers from around the world to Berlin. Though, since 2013, the Pergamon Museum has been undergoing staggered renovation work. During the current stage of renovations, the hall containing the Pergamon Altar will close on 29th September 2014 and is due to remain closed to the public until 2024. The rest of the museum is still open and can be visited by you.
A hot tip from us: It’s always a good to buy a time frame ticket in advance, then you can easily ignore the queue outside the museum and go directly into the Pergamon Museum.