Pergamon Museum

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AggieRockStar AggieRoc…
41 reviews
"Must See" on anybody's list Apr 07, 2011
While most museums art pieces consist of a painting, a sculpture, etc., at the Pergamon you are surrounded by entire buildings of historical import!

There are whole rooms completely dedicated to entire altars, gates, temples that were excavated around the world and re-assembled in Berlin. The most significant of these is the Pergamon Altar which greets you upon entry. You can climb and sit on the steps of this work of art. The museum favors Greek, Roman and Middle Eastern styles.

Do not miss the Ishtar Gates, which used to be the eigth gate into the inner city of Babylon constructed around 500BC.

Side note: In the summer, don't expect to escape the heat in this building. Like many places in Europe, there is absolutely no air-conditioning.

If you are in Berlin, this is a must see. Period.
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joshle80 joshle80
3 reviews
Amazing Museum - A walk back in time Mar 13, 2011
An extraordinary museum in the heart of museum island. Do not miss a chance to see such amazing architecture from various eras of history. You'll be amazed of the grand scale of the architectural halls. They don't allow any bags but there are lockers which will cost you two euros each, which will fit an average size backpack. You can take pictures so remember to take it out before locking away your bag.
silirat silirat
28 reviews
A building full of buildings Oct 18, 2009
First planned in the earliest days of the 20th century, this museum took a leisurely 30 year path through design and construction. Opened in the 1930s, the museum then closed during the Second World War. Most of the artifacts from the museum were taken by the Soviets, who returned the majority of them in the late 1950s.

This museum contains reconstructions of several very large structures such as the Pergamon Altar, which is a Greek altar from (wait for it) Pergamon. The key point of interest is the frieze, which is over 110 meters in length (and about 1 1/2 meters tall.) It wraps around the central hall of the museum and depicts the story of the war between the Gods and the Giants.

Another example is the the Ishtar Gate, one of the gates of the ancient city of Babylon.

The museum also contains a large variety of other artifacts. They have large collections of Islamic art and as well as artifacts related to the history of the Middle East. I found this section to be really interesting and contained some of the most beautiful works.

I spent about 2 1/2 hours in the museum and I 'saw' everything, but didn't get a chance to really SEE everything. 3-4 hours is probably a better bet.
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cicie says:
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montecarlostar says:
Congrats on the feature! Well deserved!
Posted on: Jan 29, 2012
SirRosco says:
I've been in it two times and would visit the museum again and again :D
Posted on: Jan 29, 2012
keithmaguire keithmag…
14 reviews
Jan 06, 2008
The Pergamon Museum is located on the Museuminsel in central Berlin. The museum houses a multitude of fine examples of Ancient, Greek, Roman and Middle Eastern art and Architecture. The centrepiece is the reconstructed Pergamon Altar and its decorative friezes.
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