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Pergamon Museum

  4 Star Sage AccessibilityThe Pergamon Museum is accessed via a bridge on the west end of Museum Island.The bridge at the entrance has a wheelchair lift. Press the button to get the attention of a staff member.

The Pergamon museum has fascinating, massive ruins from Greek and Near East excavations. Although only 60% of the museum is step-free, it is definitely worth visiting. The museum is accessed via a bridge over the Spree River, located to the west of the building, which has a wheelchair lift to get up the steps. The neighboring Neues Museum requires a ticket with an entrance time so when you get to the Pergamon Museum, buy a Neues Museum ticket for 2 ½ or 3 hours later.

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The wheelchair lift was out of order so a staff member lead me across this bridge to the north.

Is there an accessible entrance? “Yes, the approach to the entrance is from the west side of the building. There is a pedestrian bridge to cross onto the Museum island that has a wheelchair lift to get up 13 steps. There is an intercom at the base of the steps to talk to a staff member.After pressing a button to open the door to the museum, an elevator will take you up to the reception desk.

When I went there the lift was out of order (which is common in museums throughout Europe), so a staff member led me to a neighboring bridge to the north which had level access.The north wing of the museum can only be accessed via these sets of steps.

Is the door push/pull, revolving, automated by a button, or motion activated? The door into the museum is located to the right of the steps into the building and is activated by a button.The south wing is accessed via this ramp.

Where is the closest place that cars/taxis can drop-off people? On Am Kupfergraben street across the river to the west of the building

Are there cobblestones or hills leading to the entrance? No cobblestones or hills

What percentage of the attraction can be viewed without having to go up steps? 60%

Which parts are not accessible? The Classical Antiquities wing (Rooms 8-19) to the left is accessed via -3 and +7 steps. It’s a shame that the museum has not made the entire exhibit accessible as this would only take a small ramp and a single wheelchair lift.

Are there loaner wheelchairs? Yes

Is there an accessible bathroom? Yes. There are 3 steps down to the bathrooms near the coat check and you need to ask a staff member to use the lift.
Is the door wide enough for a wheelchair? Yes
Are there grab bars? Yes
Is there a space to position a wheelchair next to the toilet? Yes

Are there guided tours that don’t have to go up stepsNo, the guided tours go up and down steps

Does advance notice need to be given for…
…handicapped parking? No
…opening of an accessible entrance? No, but you need to call the staff using the button at the bottom of the 13 steps
…loaner wheelchairs? No
…accessible tours? No

Is there a discount for someone with a disability and/or their companion? Yes, half-price for someone with at least 50% disability and free for a companion of that person.

Address: 3 Bodestraße, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Telephone: +49 – (0)30 – 266 42 4242

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