The image shows visitors at the Pergamonaltar in the Pergamonmuseum.
Der Saal des Pergamonaltars | © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker

The Pergamonmuseum was designed by Alfred Messel; its construction was overseen by Ludwig Hoffmann and lasted twenty years, from 1910 to 1930. A smaller building initially stood on the same site for a just few years before being torn down. It housed the important excavation finds unearthed by the Berlin museums, such as the frieze panels from the Pergamon Altar, reclaimed from the earth in digs that lasted from 1878 to 1886. Inadequate foundations, however, soon resulted in the building becoming structurally unstable and it had to be demolished.

The new, larger Pergamonmuseum was built as a three-wing complex. The museum now houses three of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin’s collections: the Antikensammlung, Vorderasiatisches Museum, and the Museum für Islamische Kunst. The impressive reconstructions of massive archaeological structures – the Pergamon Altar, Market Gate of Miletus, the Ishtar Gate and Processional Way from Babylon, and the Mshatta Facade – have made the Pergamonmuseum famous throughout the world, with the result that it is the most visited museum at the Staatliche Museen and in Germany as a whole.

Since 2013, the Pergamonmuseum has been undergoing staggered renovation work, devised by the Ungers architectural practice, as part of the Master Plan Museumsinsel. During the current stage of renovations, the hall containing the Pergamon Altar will close on 29 September 2014 and is due to remain closed to the public until 2020.  The last chance to view the Pergamon Altar before the room closure is Sunday 28 September 2014. The north wing and the gallery of Hellenistic art are also affected by the closure. The South Wing of the Pergamonmuseum, featuring the Market Gate of Miletus, the Ishtar Gate and Processional Way from Babylon, and the Museum of Islamic Art, remains unaffected and will be open to the public during this time.

Please note: For technical reasons, the lift in the Pergamonmuseum is currently out of use. Wheelchair access in the museum is limited! We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

Please note that due to construction and the high volume of visitors, longer waiting times may be experienced.

Advice for group visits (PDF)

Visitor entrance

Bodestraße 1-3
10178 Berlin


Changed Visitor Entrance 07.01.2013[PDF

Please note: For technical reasons, the lift in the Pergamonmuseum is currently out of use. Wheelchair access in the museum is limited! We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Getting there

U-Bahn U6 (Friedrichstraße)
S-Bahn S1, S2, S25 (Friedrichstraße); S5, S7, S75 (Hackescher Markt)
Tram M1, 12 (Am Kupfergraben); M4, M5, M6 (Hackescher Markt)
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Mon 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock
Tue 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock
Wed 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock
Thu 10:00 - 20:00 o'clock
Fri 10:00 - 20:00 o'clock
Sat 10:00 - 20:00 o'clock
Sun 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock

Opening times on public holidays Plan your visit
Please note that due to construction and the high volume of visitors, longer waiting times may be experienced.

 During the current stage of renovations, the hall containing the Pergamon Altar will close on 28 September 2014 and is due to remain closed to the public until 2020.  The north wing and the gallery of Hellenistic art are also affected by the closure.

The South Wing of the Pergamonmuseum, featuring the Market Gate of Miletus, the Ishtar Gate and Processional Way from Babylon, and the Museum of Islamic Art, remains unaffected and will be open to the public during this time.

 Last admission and ticket sales 30 minutes before closing time.

 

admission ticket
12,00 EUR, Concessions 6,00
Onlineshop: 11,00 EUR, Concessions 5,50
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area ticket
18,00 EUR, Concessions 9,00
Onlineshop: 17,00 EUR, Concessions 8,50
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Annual membership Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
from just 25,- EUR
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Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 266424242 (Mon - Fri 9 am - 4 pm)
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 266422290
service@smb.museum

Antikensammlung
Postal address:
Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 6
10117 Berlin
Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 266 42 5101
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 266 42 5102
ant[at]smb.spk-berlin.de

Director: Prof. Dr. Andreas Scholl
Temporary Deputy Director: Dr. Martin Maischberger

Museum für Islamische Kunst

Postal address:
Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 6
10117 Berlin
Germany

Tel.: 030 / 266 42 5201
Fax: 030 / 266 42 5202


Director: Dr. Stefan Weber

Vorderasiatisches Museum
Postal address:
Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 6
10117 Berlin
Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 266 42 5601
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 266 42 5602


Director: Prof. Dr. Hilgert
Deputy Director: Dr. Lutz Martin a.i.

Due to construction works the Café at the Pergamonmuseum is currently closed.

Buchhandlung Walther König
030/75442400