Berlin: 1.5-Hour Guided Tour of the Pergamon Museum

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Berlin: 1.5-Hour Guided Tour of the Pergamon Museum

From $174.54 per group up to 2

Visit the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, the world-famous and impressive architecture museum. On this 1.5-hour tour, discover the great Pergamon Altar, the brilliant Ishtar Gate of Babylon, and the fascinating Palace Façade of Mshatta.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Enjoy an entertaining and informative tour of the Pergamon Museum with an expert archaeologist
  • Experience 3 spectacular collections in one building: the Middle East Museum, the Collection of Classical Antiquities, and the Museum of Islamic Art
  • Admire the Market Gate of Miletus, the Ishtar Gate, and the façade of the early Islamic desert palace of Mshatta
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Experience a 1,5-hour guided tour through the world-renowned and magnanimous Pergamon Museum in Berlin. The Pergamon Museum is home to 3 major collections: the great architectural reconstructions of antique collections, the Middle East Museum, and the Museum of Islamic Art. Experience the highlights of the museum on this exclusive guided tour. The Ishtar Gate of Babylon shines in the same bright blues as the corresponding procession street decorated with lions. This takes you through the millennia of Mesopotamian civilizations, past the Assyrian throne room from Nineveh, and the Sumerian Eanna Temple of Uruk. In the very next hall you'll find yourself in the heart of the Roman metropolises, where you can marvel at the monument of the Market Gate of Miletus. Finally you reach the palace façade of the Umayyad desert palace of Mshatta and the magnificent Aleppo Room. Its intricate paintings are unique and enchant all visitors to the museum. The aim of the tour is to guide you through the stunning diversity of Berlin’s museum landscape in an academic, engaging, and lively way. The personal wishes of the group are also taken into consideration. The Pergamon Exhibit has been closed since autumn 2014 The Altar has been in its current set up at the Berlin Pergamon Museum since 1930 and attracts about 1.5 million visitors per year. The altar is currently undergoing renovation and refurbishment so it may continue to be enjoyed by generations to come.
  • Guided tour with an experienced archaeologist or art historian
  • Completion of all formalities
  • Ticket fees (free entry up to 18 years of age)
  • License fee (35 euros per group)
  • Gratuities

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Statue of the Lion in the Upper Foyer of the James-Simon-Gallery

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  • Please note that this tour is not available on every date, due to the museum's capacity restrictions. Please contact the tour provider before booking if you would like to schedule a particular date
  • This is a private tour. The price covers the whole group
  • Tours run in any weather conditions with some adjustments according to the weather if necessary
  • Expenses incurred during the museum tour such as entrance tickets and museum license fees are not included in the tour price
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4.8 / 5

based on 35 reviews

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Excellent informative and interesting - thanks Vera!

We were struggling to find a tour in English and this company kindly agreed to run this tour in English and not in German. Vera was an excellent and engaging guide, despite our group being a little worse for the wear after a late night the night before. She was patient and told interesting anecdotes and facts which brought the exhibits alive for us. We really enjoyed our tour and would definitely recommend it.

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February 10, 2019

went out of his way

Our guide was a professional archaeologist and really knew his stuff. He was also very helpful and when he found out that the guide who took us to the Neues Museum didn't show us the "Troy" exhibit he proceded to take us to kindly take us to the other museum so we could see the exhibit.

July 31, 2016

she was inspiring

the group all 7 simple loved her

July 22, 2015

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