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Pergamon Museum

Designed by Alfred Messel, it welcomes about one million visitors a year, making it the most visited museum in Berlin.

Nearby Attractions

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Neues Museum
It houses the Papyrus Collection, the Classical Antiquities Collection and the priceless bust of Nefertiti.
Bode Museum
It houses an extensive collection of sculptures, treasures of the Museum of Byzantine Art, and the Numismatic Collection.
Alte Nationalgalerie
It is a treasure-trove of 19th century German and European paintings from such greats as Monet and Caspar David Friedrich.
Ishtar Gate
A millennia-old vibrant blue gate recovered from the mystical City of Babylon in 1902.
Mshatta Façade
The imposing, architectural façade of an ancient Jordanian Desert Castle.
Market Gate of Miletus
A Roman marble monument, built in the 2nd century, but later destroyed in an earthquake.

Related Tours

Best of Berlin Private Tour with Tickets to the Berlin Television Tower
Full of historic gems, Berlin is a must-visit for anyone wanting to become better acquainted with one of the most vibrant cities in Europe. On this half-day highlights tour, you will:

  • Meet your private guide, who will take you on an immersive tour of the capital. 
  • Begin your tour at the Brandenburg Gate – one of the symbols of Berlin.
  • See one of Berlin’s most iconic buildings – the Reichstag and learn about its historical and political significance over the past one hundred years. 
  • Explore 17th Street where you will come across the Holocaust MemorialHitler’s Bunker and even see pieces of what remains of the Berlin Wall
  • Stroll past across Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on your way to the Berliner Fernsehturm (TV Tower).
  • Visit Checkpoint Charlie – an open-air exhibit illustrating milestones in Cold War history.
  • Finish with tickets to the Berlin TV Tower Observation Deck. Your guide will take you to the queue and give you timed tickets, before departing with you.

On this half-day highlights tour, you will have the pleasure of learning about Berlin – from the beginning of the 20th century to modern times. Since the late 1800s, Berlin has seen triumphs and defeats. From being a formidable empire to be reckoned with in the late 1800s to early 1900s to being fully decimated after World War I, to the rise of Hitler in the 1930-1940s, to again being virtually destroyed after World War II, to being a city divided during the Cold War and finally with the Berlin Wall coming down in 1989 – it’s sufficed to say the past 150 years in Berlin have been dramatic and turbulent. Through this tour, you will experience, first-hand, the fascinating political history of the German capital.  

Private Walking Tour of Pergamon and Neues Museums, with five-in-one entrance ticket
Explore the artefacts of Berlin's Museum Square, and enjoy a five-in-one entrance ticket to Museum Island with a guided tour of the Pergamon Museum and the Neues Museum. On your private tour you will: 

  • Enjoy the attention and knowledge of a private guide inside the Pergamon Museum, famed for its outstanding collection of archaeological monuments, art and architecture, and the Neues Museum.
  • Travel back to lost civilisations of the Middle Eastancient Greece, and Mighty Rome.
  • Explore the serenity and beauty of Museumsinsel with your guide– an island oasis in the city.
  • See the imposing Roman Market Gate of Miletus, and Ishtar Gate, which was recovered from the City of Babylon in 1902. 
  • Retrace the history and architecture on the island. Hear of its partition after WWII. 
  • Receive expert advice from your guide on the best museums to visit with the rest of your day. 
  • Tour the remaining museums at your leisure and learn about their importance to preserving culture. 
This tour is perfect for those seeking an expert-led tour of the world-famous Pergamon and Neueu Museums, with tickets to the rest of the museums located on Museum Island. Delve into the rich history and architecture which make up the island. 

The Pergamon is often described as three museums in one, and your guide while helping you easily navigate the three major collections. Travel back to lost ancient civilisations, from Ancient Greece, Babylonia to The Persian Empire. See remnants and striking artefacts of each: pottery, weaponry, statues, artwork, and marvel at the world-famous collection of imposing archaeological discoveries. After your three-hour tour of the museums and the island, your guide will give you a ticket, which will give you access to the island’s other museums. Please note: the ticket is only valid for the day of the tour.
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