Pergamon Museum

Hidden Berlin Facebook & Instagram feeds (29 April 2016)

Sure, if history’s your thing, Berlin’s got more than enough to keep you occupied without even setting foot beyond the 20th century. But if you’ve a hankering for something a little further back in time (and beyond the borders of Germany), Pergamon Museum could be right up your street. Well, assuming your street is the Processional Way of Babylon. Yep, Pergamon’s the place for all things ancient, grand and breathtakingly huge. World-famous for its display of enormous ancient monuments, the building’s also home to Berlin’s Museum for Islamic Art and Collection of Classical Antiques. There’s a fair bit of renovation going on at the moment – but unless you want to wait until 2019 (!), when the “Masterplan Museuminsel” finishes its work here, it’s probably best to just come along and let your eyes drift past the closed-off sections. There’s still plenty to see (they’ve got one of the gates of Babylon, for goodness sake!) so put your comfy shoes on, grab a free audio guide and go wild. It is the weekend, after all… #Pergamon #Pergamonmuseum #Museuminsel #Berlin #Mitte #BerlinMitte #MuseumBerlin #Museum #AncientHistory #Geschichte #Babylon #IshtarGate #History #Miletus #ProcessionalWayOfBabylon #Artefact #Excavation #Preservation #MuseumIsland

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Sure, if history’s your thing, Berlin’s got more than enough to keep you occupied without even setting foot beyond the 20th century. But if you’ve a hankering for something a little further back in time (and beyond the borders of Germany), Pergamon Museum could be right up your street. Well, assuming your street is the Processional Way of Babylon. Yep, Pergamon’s the place for all things ancient, grand and breathtakingly huge. World-famous for its display of enormous ancient monuments, the building’s also home to Berlin’s Museum for Islamic Art and Collection of Classical Antiques. There’s a fair bit of renovation going on at the moment – but unless you want to wait until 2019 (!), when the “Masterplan Museuminsel” finishes its work here, it’s probably best to just come along and let your eyes drift past the closed-off sections. There’s still plenty to see (they’ve got one of the gates of Babylon, for goodness sake!) so put your comfy shoes on, grab a free audio guide and go wild. It is the weekend, after all…

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