Situated on the Museum Island, the Pergamon Museum is arguably Berlin’s most popular and frequently visited museums and remains at the heart of Berlin’s museum culture. The Pergamon Museum is an absolute must-see when visiting Berlin.
Home to an extensive collection of treasures including sculptures, reconstructions of archaeological buildings and classical antiquities
The Antiquity Collection features sculpture from archaic to Hellenistic ages as well as artwork from Greek and Roman ages, including pottery, mosaics, jewels, and bronzes.
One of the main attractions, the Pergamon Altar (180-160 BCE), is one of the key highlights of Hellenistic Art and depicts the Olympian gods locked in combat with the Giants.
The Antikensammlung (Collection of Classical Antiquities) is classed as one of the world’s most important collections of Greek and Roman Art
The Pergamon Museum runs unique and ever-changing exhibitions throughout the year.
Did you know:
- The Pergamon Museum was designed by Alfred Messel and its construction was overseen by Ludwig Hoffmann, lasting twenty years from 1910 to 1930.
- Originally a small building stood on the same site for a few years before being torn down due to unstable foundations.
- The new, larger Pergamon Museum is built as a three-wing complex and houses three of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin’s collections; the Antikensammlung, the Vorderasiatishces Museum, and the Museum für Islamische Kunst.
For more information, including opening hours, visit the Pergamon Museum website.