Thu: 10 AM to 8 PM
Grand exhibitions deserve grand backdrops. The building itself could have popped right off the Acropolis and crash-landed on Berlin’s museum island. Indulge in ancient architectural gems such as the Market Gate of Miletus and the Pergamon Altar, a second-century B.C. masterpiece of battling gods and giants. On sunny days, a stroll around the outside alone is worth a visit. Serious scholars and history aficionados should consider a €15 three-day pass to the national museums (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin).