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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 museum was built between 1910 and 1930 by Ludwig Hoffmann according to the designs of Alfred Messel. Previously, from 1901 to 1909, a smaller building stood on the same site. It initially housed the important excavation finds of the Berlin museums, such as the frieze slabs of the Pergamon Altar recovered between 1878 and 1886.

Insufficient foundations, however, caused damage to the building, so that it had to be demolished before the First World War. The new, larger Pergamonmuseum was designed as a three-wing complex.

Today it houses three museums: the Antikensammlung with its testimonies of Hellenistic and Roman architecture, the Vorderasiatisches Museum and the Museum für Islamische Kunst. The museum is known worldwide for its impressive reconstructions of archaeological building ensembles - the Pergamon Altar, the Market Gate of Miletus and the Ishtar Gate with the Processional Way of Babylon and the Mshatta Façade.

In the course of the renovation, the hall with the Pergamon Altar will remain closed until probably 2023. The north wing and the Hellenistic Hall are affected by the closure. The south wing of the Pergamonmuseum with the Ishtar Gate, the Processional Way and the Market Gate of Miletus as well as the Museum für Islamische Kunst will remain open.

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,

[javascript protected email address]

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

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

Architecture of Antiquity

Market Gate of Miletus

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

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

Trans-cultural Relations, Global Biographies – Islamic Art?

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

Islamic Cultures

Eine Yogini trifft einen Asketen, Indien, 17. Jahrhundert (Detail)
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Islamische Kunst / Johannes Kramer

Mystical Encounters

Sufis, Kings and Yogini in Indian Miniature Painting

Handtuch, bestickt mit Darstellungen von Häusern und Gärten, Detail, Türkei, Ende 18. Jahrhundert
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Islamische Kunst / Claus Uhlendorf

Embroidered Gardens

Ottoman Textiles from the Borg Collection

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

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

Pergamonmuseum

Da kiekste: Meen Garten!

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

Kuppeldach aus einem Turm der Alhambra, Granada / Spanien, frühes 14. Jh.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Islamische Kunst / Georg Niedermeiser

Pergamonmuseum

Aus Vielfalt entstanden

Lecture, talk

Pergamonmuseum

Zeichnen!

Workshop

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Annika Büssemeier

Pergamonmuseum

Thunder and lightning

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Pergamonmuseum / Valerie Schmidt

Pergamonmuseum

Auf die Plätze, fertig, los!

Workshop

Veranstaltung im Pergamonmuseum
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Ute Klein

Pergamonmuseum

Von Babylon bis zu den ewigen Gärten: Details entdecken

Museumstaschen – Materialien für Familien

Workshop

Berliner Teppichsammlung des Museums für Islamische Kunst
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Anika Büssemeier

Pergamonmuseum

By far the best! at the Pergamon Museum

The Berlin Carpet Collection

Guided Tour

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Vorderasiatisches Museum / Olaf M. Teßmer

Pergamonmuseum

Callias Ensemble (choir) - Utopia in dialogue with Rumi

Berlin Dialogue Concerts - Pergamon Museum in front of the Ishtar Gate

Concert

Blick auf das rekonstruierte Markttor von Milet
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Johannes Laurentius; CC NC-BY-SA

Pergamonmuseum

Mit Abstand der Beste! im Pergamonmuseum

Das Markttor von Milet

Guided Tour

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Valerie Schmidt

Pergamonmuseum

In REAL?

Restaurator*innenführung

Guided Tour

Tontafelfragment der 11. Tafel des Gilgamesch-Epos mit Sintflut-Bericht, 7. Jh. v. Chr.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Vorderasiatisches Museum / Olaf M. Teßmer

Pergamonmuseum

Mesopotamia and the Bible

Guided Tour

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

Buy ticket

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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