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James Simon Galerie, Ansicht zum Pergamonmuseum / View towards Pergamonmuseum
© Ute Zscharnt für / for David Chipperfield Architects
James Simon Galerie, Ansicht zum Pergamonmuseum © Ute Zscharnt für / for David Chipperfield Architects
Mschatta-Fassade im Museum für Islamische Kunst
© SMB, Museum für Islamische Kunst
Schreitender Löwe von der Prozessionsstraße, Babylon, Zeit König Nebukadnezars II., 604–562 v. Chr.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Vorderasiatisches Museum / Olaf M. Teßmer

The Pergamon Museum was designed by Alfred Messel; its construction was overseen by Ludwig Hoffmann and lasted twenty years, from 1910 to 1930. A smaller building initially stood on the same site for a just few years before being torn down. It housed the important excavation finds unearthed by the Berlin museums, such as the frieze panels from the Pergamon Altar, reclaimed from the earth in digs that lasted from 1878 to 1886. Inadequate foundations, however, soon resulted in the building becoming structurally unstable and it had to be demolished.

The new, larger Pergamon Museum was built as a three-wing complex. The museum now houses three of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin’s collections: the Collection of Classical Antiquities, Museum of Ancient Near East, and the Museum of Islamic Art. 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.

Since 2013, the Pergamon Museum has been undergoing staggered renovation work, devised by the Ungers architectural practice, as part of the Master Plan Museumsinsel. During the current stage of renovations, the hall containing the Pergamon Altar is closed since 29 September 2014 and is due to remain closed to the public until 2023. The north wing and the hall of Hellenistic architecture are also affected by the closure. The South Wing of the Pergamonmuseum, featuring the Market Gate of Miletus, the Ishtar Gate and Processional Way from Babylon, and the Museum of Islamic Art, and will be open to the public during this time. 

Opening hours,

  • Monday closed
  • Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Please Note: In the Pergamon Museum the exhibition areas Ancient Architectures, Islamic Cultures and Near East can be seen. Due to renovation, the Pergamon Altar is currently not accessible. For originals from Pergamon, please book a ticket for Pergamon Museum. The Panorama.

Please refer to the information bundled on this page to plan your visit.

  • 1. January 12:00 - 18:00
  • 8. March 10:00 - 18:00
  • 1. May 10:00 - 18:00
  • 3. October 10:00 - 18:00
  • 24. December closed
  • 25. December 10:00 - 18:00
  • 26. December 10:00 - 18:00
  • 31. December 10:00 - 14:00

Location,

Am Kupfergraben 5, Besuchereingang über James-Simon-Galerie, Bodestraße, 10117 Berlin

Telephone,

+49 (30) 266 42 42 42

Website,

www.smb.museum/museen-un…

Email,

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Prices,

Admission price 12,00 €

Area ticket Museum Island incl. panorama: 19,00 €. For the visit of each museum you need a time slot booking.

Reduced price 6,00 €

Area map Museum Island incl. panorama: 9,50 €.

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Exhibitions

Kaukasischer Drachenteppich aus dem 16. Jahrhundert
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Islamische Kunst / Teßmer

Dream and Trauma

Reopening of the Carpet Rooms in the Museum für Islamische Kunst

1958 werden die von der Sowjetunion beschlagnahmten Kunstwerke wieder in die Ausstellung integriert
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Vorderasiatisches Museum

Nebuchadnezzar Under Socialism

The Vorderasiatisches Museum in the GDR

Samarra, Dar al-Chalifa
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Islamische Kunst / Ernst Herzfeld

Samarra Revisited

New Perspectives on the Excavation Photographs from the Palaces of the Caliph

Mitmachstation zur Geschichte des Schachspiels zwischen Nordafrika und Europa
© Marlene Kettner

Trans-cultural Relations, Global Biographies – Islamic Art?

Schreitender Löwe von der Prozessionsstraße, Babylon, Zeit König Nebukadnezars II., 604–562 v. Chr.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Vorderasiatisches Museum / Olaf M. Teßmer

Ancient Near Eastern Cultures

Mschattasaal des Pergamonmuseums
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / David von Becker

Art of Islamic Cultures

Saal der römischen Architektur
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Antikensammlung / Johannes Laurentius

Architecture of Antiquity

Market Gate of Miletus

Schmetterling und Biene, Detail, um 18. Jh., Deckfarben auf Papier
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Islamische Kunst / Ingrid Geske

Studies of Nature

Between Art and Science

Events

Besucher in der rekonstruierten Prozessionsstraße von Babylon.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Pergamonmsueum / Achim Kleuker

Pergamonmuseum

Take five – Highlights of the Pergamonmuseum (in English)

Guided Tour

Pergamonmuseum

Draw!

Workshop

Besucher in der rekonstruierten Prozessionsstraße von Babylon.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Pergamonmsueum / Achim Kleuker

Pergamonmuseum

Take five – Highlights des Pergamonmuseums (in Deutsch)

Guided Tour

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Pergamonmuseum / Valerie Schmidt

Pergamonmuseum

Multaka: Meeting Point Museum für Islamische Kunst

Guided Tour

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Pergamonmuseum / Marcus Glahn

Pergamonmuseum

Multaka: Meeting Point Vorderasiatisches Museum

Guided Tour

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Pergamonmuseum / Valerie Schmidt

Pergamonmuseum

On your mark, get set, go!

Workshop

Veranstaltung im Pergamonmuseum
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Valerie Schmidt

Pergamonmuseum

From Babylon to the eternal gardens: discover details

Museum bags - materials for families

Workshop

Szene aus dem Diwan des Hafis, Detail, Iran 1655-60
© The Sarikhani Collection, London

Pergamonmuseum

Da kiekste: Meen Garten!

Workshop

Digital

COLLECTION ONLINE

Works in the Google Art Project

Tickets

Admission price

12,00 €

Area ticket Museum Island incl. panorama: 19,00 €. For the visit of each museum you need a time slot booking.

Reduced price

6,00 €

Area map Museum Island incl. panorama: 9,50 €.

Yearly ticket

Click here for information about Yearly ticket.

Member of Museumspass Berlin

Booking Telephone

+49 (30) 266 42 42 42

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Services

  • Museum Shop
  • Cafe

Service Telephone

+49 (30) 266 42 42 42

Accessibility

Please note that due to a technical malfunction, the elevator is out of service until further notice.

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