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Pergamon Museum

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Address
Bodestrasse 3, 10178 Berlin
 
Hours

Daily from 10am - 6pm

Open late on Thursday until 10pm

 
Phone
+49 30 209055
 
Website
 
Price

Adults: €8 ($9.32)

Concessions: €4 ($4.66)

Children under 16: Free

Thursdays after (20:00): Free!

Until July 2009, entrance price is 25% higher, and there is no free entry on Thursdays because of a special exhibit.

 
 
Transport
M1 Tram Tram 12 to Am Kupfergraben (273yds)
S5 S7 S75 S9 M1 Tram M4 Tram M5 Tram to Hackescher Markt (S) (569yds)
Pergamon Museum

The Pergamon Museum is one of the largest and most impressive museums in Berlin, and if you only get to see one museum, this should be it. Itwas named after an ancient Greek city and was eventually opened in 1930 after a long period of construction. Building had started in 1907 but was severely interrupted due to World War I and the subsequent years of economic hardship in Germany. Like so many other notable Berlin museums, it is located on Museum Island and is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

The museum was partially destroyed in World War II but most of its collection had been moved to more secure areas and some of the bigger pieces were walled in for protection, therefore the majority of the artifacts did not get damaged.

The Pergamon is divided into several areas including Near East Museum, the Islamic Art Museum, Folk Museum and the Antiquity Collection. There is also an Ancient Coin Museum. Its main focus is on ancient and early modern history.

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One of many striking artifacts in the Antiquity Collection is the massive structure of the Altar of Zeus. It originally came from the Acropolis of Pergamon (Turkey) where some of the base still remains. Nearly the entire 2000 year structure was uprooted and taken by the Germans to the museum. It takes up the space of a whole room and its transportation is an engineering feat. The marble staircase is spectacular. Some suggest it is one of the largest single structures to be housed in a museum.

Other large pieces include a panel from the Palace Throne Room from Babylon (Iraq), the Babylonian Procession Street, the Lions Parade panel, the Market Gate of Miletus, the Islamic Mshatta facade and the massive, mosaic Ishtar Gate with its ornately placed unicorns.

There are so many noteworthy masterpieces on display that is would take several days to thoroughly investigate all exhibits. For those with a keen interest in antiquity, a visit to this museum is a must.

 
 
 

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