It’s pretty surreal and/or insane to see a gigantic altar in a museum in the centre of Berlin. At the end of the nineteenth century a German archeologist found the remains of the Asian village of Pergamon. He managed to be able to bring the excavations to Germany. One of the remains is the altar, nowadays the biggest attraction of the museum.
The market gate of Milete is another one. But personally I am not a great fan of Asian and islamic art. Besides that, this museum is too much ‘dressed to impress’: the big attractions have to leave a lasting impression, te other works are not really fascinating. There are better collections on display at Museumsinsel.
Please mind: the Pergamon Museum is closed for renovation between 2014 and 2019.