Pergamon Museum

museum building in Berlin, part of the Museumsinsel, presents the Vorderasiatisches Museum, the Museum für Islamische Kunst and parts of the Antikensammlung

The Pergamon Museum is one of the buildings that is on the Museuminsel (Museum Island) in Berlin, Germany and is part of an UNESCO World Heritage Site. It contains the Antique Collection, Vorderasiatisches Museum (Near East Museum) and the Museum for Islamic Art.

Pergamon Museum
General information
AddressBodestraße 1-3, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Town or cityBerlin
Coordinates52°31′16″N 13°23′46″E / 52.521°N 13.396°E / 52.521; 13.396
Ishtar Gate
Pergamon Altar
Market Gate of Miletus

German Emperor Wilhelm II commissioned the construction of the museum between 1910 and 1930. The building takes on a Striped classicism style. During World War II, the museum was partially damaged. Russian troops took some artifacts from the museum. Some are still today in Russian possession. Others were returned in 1958 to East Germany.

Notable exhibition pieces include: