Pergamon Museum Private Tour

Pergamon Museum Private Tour

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      Berlin, Germany
      3 Hours
      Moderate
      From (USD)
      $ 390
      • The colors of Babylonia: Experience the feeling of walking on Babylonia's Processional Way, by the facade of King Nebuchadnezzar's (604-562 BC) throne hall, and through the faithfully reconstructed, and beautifully colored Ishtar Gate.
      • Monuments from another time: See a model of the Tower of Babel, reconstructed portions of a temple from Uruk (3rd and 2nd millennia BC), Assyrians reliefs from Kalchu palace (9th millennia BC), and more.
      • Treasures through time: See the collections of architectural decorations, applied arts and crafts, illuminated manuscripts, jewelry, painted wooden paneling, stone and stucco work, and ceramics from a variety of civilizations.
      • Expert guide: Follow your group's personal guide, a qualified art historian or architect, on an informative and enlightening journey through ancient times.
      • Small group is more personal: Share your experience with only the people you know; enjoy the luxury of deeper interaction with your guide and a more flexible itinerary.

      Meeting point

      You'll meet directly in front of the main entrance of the Neues Museum (Bodestrasse 1-3), next to the statue of "Amazon on Horseback". This is a large bronze sculpture and the only one of its kind in the area.

      Helpful hints

      As in many cities, keep your wallet or purse secured and leave the bling behind.

      Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather.

      If you are running late for your meeting with our guide, we ask that you call to alert us so that we can relay the message to the guide.

      Buildings, museums, streets, and monuments can sometimes close without notice due to labor strikes, structural problems, or other civic disturbances.

      The docent who leads a given walk may become unavailable at the last minute due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance. In these cases we will seek to re-organize the walk to accommodate the change; however, our responsibility in these cases is limited and we cannot be held liable for circumstances beyond our control.

      You are prepaid for the tour as well as your entry tickets. Your guide will have your tickets and will facilitate entry.

      IMPORTANT: Please note that due to ongoing renovation work, the hall containing the Pergamon Altar is closed until 2019. The South Wing of the museum, featuring the Market Gate of Miletus, the Ishtar Gate and Processional Way from Babylon, and the Museum of Islamic Art, remains unaffected and open to the public during this time.

      Getting around

      Plan to walk for approximately 2 miles at a gentle pace. If your mobility is limited, this tour may be too challenging for you. This itinerary is not suitable for wheelchairs.

      Activity type

      Cultural, Walking Tour, Private Tour

      Included amenities

      Ph.D. or MA-level scholar guide

      Tour ID

      PP-EUR-DEU-BERL-EN-2010

      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for all ages.

      Enjoy an insightful exploration of one of Berlin’s superb treasures – the Pergamon Museum.  Viewing exhibitions that showcase the history of ancient Babylonia, Persia and Assyria, you’ll witness firsthand the imposing architectural wonders of these ancient civilizations.

      Leading to the Museum of Ancient Near East is the imposing bright-blue glazed-brick Ishtar Gate. Dating from the 6th century BC and constructed by Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar II, the gate is beautifully decorated with dragons, lions and bulls. It was reconstructed from parts of the original unearthed between 1902 and 1914. You’ll also see an impressive model of the Processional Way and the Façade of King Nebuchadnezzar II’s Throne Room.

      As you explore examples of Sumerian, Babylonian and Assyrian art, you’ll also view other outstanding works of ancient architecture, including Assyrian palace reliefs from Kalchu (9th millennium BC), reconstructed sections of temple facades from Uruk (3rd and 2nd millennia BCE) and a model of the Tower of Babel.

      At the Museum of Islamic Art, explore architectural decorations, applied arts and crafts, jewelry and rare illuminated manuscripts. Of particular interest and impressive in its scale are the intricately decorated stone façade of the caliph’s palace of Mshatta, archaeological finds (stuccoes) from Samara, prayer niches from Kashan and Konya and the famous Aleppo Room with its brightly painted wood paneling.

      Please Note: Due to extensive renovations, the Pergamon Altar Hall is closed to visitors.

      The Pergamon Museum Building & World War II

      Designed by Alfred Messel with construction overseen by Ludwig Hoffmann, the building took almost 20 years to construct, from 1910 to 1920. During World War II the museum was almost destroyed by the bombing of Berlin. Luckily, many of the museum pieces were stored elsewhere for protection and other larger pieces “walled-in” for safety. Some of the pieces were moved to The Hermitage and Pushkin Museum in Russia; in the 1950s many pieces were returned.

      Choose your date and time very carefully. Only a portion of this tour is refundable from the time of booking; within 72 hours of operation, it is fully non-refundable.

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      Berlin, Germany
      Berlin, Germany
      Great photo opportunities
      Bring money
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