The Pergamonmuseum houses a vast collection of artifacts from the ancient world, the crowning glory being the altar from the ... More
The Pergamonmuseum houses a vast collection of artifacts from the ancient world, the crowning glory being the altar from the Zeus Temple in Pergamon (180-160 BCE), one of the world's most significant archaeological finds. The museum is also home to parts of the magnificent Antique Collection, the East Asian Collection, the Near Eastern Museum and the Islamic Museum.
I dont know how to begin to explain the wonderful experience.
Admittedly, Im not a frequent visitor of museums. I brought my 20 yr old daughter with me, slightly opprehensive as to what her reaction would be.
We both LOVED IT! It was stunning to see such history right before our very eyes!
I must say, the free audio guide is a MUST!
Without it, I would have not understood the true value of what I was seeing.
I now know what the Pergamon Alter and Ishtar gate is!! :)
I highly recommend visiting this museum.
a "MUST SEE".
I love the Pergamon. The Gate of Istar is amazing!!!! I love that you are able to go at your own pace and you do not have a guide rushing you. I do wish that you were able to take pictures (with a flash). Sometimes it has been too dark for the pictures to come out properly. I worked in a photo lab for 4 years so pictures taken without a flash drive me nuts! If you do go to Berlin, invest in a Mueseum pass (we got ours from our hostel. For I think 10 Euros, we were able to get free admission to all the museums on Museum Island and a few more. Great deal!!!!! I have gone to the Pergamon every time I have gone to Berlin. It never gets old.
After visiting the Pergamon, I was amazed at the fact that I hadn't heard of it until I started looking for things to do in Berlin. Quite simply, it is one of the greatest museums in the world, on par with the Louvre, the Vatican Museums, the Smithsonian, etc. It is also distincly different from any museum I've ever seen, and my single top pick for what to see in Berlin. Even if you're not a museum person, it would be a crime to miss this.
I was dragged half-heartedly along by friends who wanted to visit the Pergamon and after an hour or so of trying to find it, I was treated to one of the best museums I had ever seen. I was so used to the museums in the US where things were out of reach and behind glass, it surprised me that these treasures were within arms reach and many out in the open.
I would recommend this museum for anyone and would also recommend bringing a lot of film and batteries for your camera as there are plenty of photo opportunites. Looking forward to going back in a few weeks and have scheduled several hours to explore what I had to rush through the first time.
I've been to many of the great museums in Europe, but I must rank this one the best. Despite the unfortunate circumstances of how these items arrived in Berlin, it is truely remarkable to see what has been done here for the public to see.
The Museum exhibits scupted stone artifacts from the areas of Roman, Hellenistic, Assyrian, Sumerian, Babylonian, and Islamic cultures.
The main attractions are the Altar to Zues at Pergamon, the actual Ishtar Gate of Babylon (Nebuchadrezzar from the Old Testament), and the Market Gate of Miletus.
If you like history, plan at least three days in this area of Berlin, since there are other interesting museums and things to do in this neighborhood. While I was here, I actually saw Donald Rumsfeld with his wife walking the back streets in this high profile area.
This is what Berlin is all about.
This was one of the highlights of Berlin. A truly amazing museum, with well-preserved Egyptian, Greek and Roman items that kinda make you wonder why the German have them in a museum in Berlin. European pilfering aside, this is a cool stuff, definitely visit this museum.
This museum has an excellent collection and is worth a tour. The free headsets had a ton of info on the collection. Admission is very cheap (if you have a student ID even less!) and the whole museum can be adequately viewed in just a few hours.
The only downside for me was bathroom availability. Ladies room lines were very long and didn't seem to move because mothers kept cutting in with their children. The cafe outside however, has a lovely line-free facility.
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