The Magnet for Visitors
Attracting more than a million visitors each year, the Pergamonmuseum is one of Berlin’s most visited museums. The building, which was designed by Alfred Messel, opened in 1930 and was the last of the five museums on the Museum Island to be inaugurated.
In the course of the complete renovation and enhancements based on the plans of architect O.M. Ungers, a fourth wing will be added to the Pergamonmuseum. That way, visitors will be able to enjoy a unique tour through the monumental architectural exhibits of Egypt, the Near East, Greece, and Rome. There will be several phases in the complete renovation and extension of the building; hence, it will not be completely closed to visitors at any time.
The Pergamonmuseum will be integrated into the Museum Island as a whole by means of a new entrance concept. It is expected that the Pergamonmuseum will be completely accessible to visitors again in 2025/26.