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Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin
© Wikimedia Commons. Foto: Einsamer Schütze
Prozessionsstraße
© SMB. Foto: Maximilian Meisse

The Vorderasiatisches Museum (Museum of the Ancient Near East) in the Pergamonmuseum is one of the most important museums of oriental antiquities in the world, along with the Louvre and the British Museum. On 2000 square metres of exhibition space, it conveys an impression of the 6000 years of history, culture and art in the Near East.

The exhibits, some of which were excavated by German scientists, come from the Sumerian, Babylonian, Assyrian and North Syrian-East Anatolian regions, today's Iraq, Syria and Turkey. World-famous are the reconstructions of the huge magnificent buildings of Babylon, the Processional Way, the Ishtar Gate and the throne room façade of King Nebuchadnezzar II (604-562 BC), for which glazed original bricks were used, assembled from numerous fragments.

Outstanding works of ancient pre-Asian monumental architecture of the 3rd and 2nd millennium BC are the reconstructed temple facades from Uruk. Clay tablets and seals from Uruk provide information about the beginnings of the development of writing in the 4th millennium BC and about the art and culture of the Sumerians. Also remarkable are the Assyrian palace reliefs from Kalchu (9th century BC), the temporary capital of Assyria. Vessels, jewellery, utensils, clay and stone reliefs, tiles and small sculptural works attest to the artistic and craft skills of the Assyrians in the 2nd/1st millennium BC.

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, 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 €

Pergamon Museum. Area map Museum Island incl. panorama: € 19.00

Reduced price 6,00 €

Area ticket Museum Island: 9,50 €

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Exhibitions

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

Azzad Ismail Dhif neben der Büste des Königs Echnaton
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung / Valerie Schmidt

Every Day at the Museum

Guards Present Their Favourite Works

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

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

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 / Annika Büssemeier

Pergamonmuseum

Blitz und Donner

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker

Pergamonmuseum

Architektur in Mesopotamien

Guided Tour

Digital

COLLECTION ONLINE

Online collections database SMB-digital

Tickets

Admission price

12,00 €

Pergamon Museum. Area map Museum Island incl. panorama: € 19.00

Reduced price

6,00 €

Area ticket Museum Island: 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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