Bode Museum

Looking toward the Bode Museum from River Spree
Looking toward the Bode Museum from River Spree

On the North end of Museum Island the Majestic Dome and the Neo Renaissance Baroque architecture of the Bode Museum will seize your attention.

You reach the museum by walking across the beautiful stone Monbijou Bridge.

Inside, you will enjoy exploring 61 Halls of exhibits dating from the Middle Ages to the 18th century. Allow enough time to explore the Sculpture Gallery, the Museum of Byzantine art, and The Numismatic Collection.

The sculpture collection is comprehensive and includes such renowned works as Passive Madonna, a marble sculpture from 1420, the Virgin Child made from glazed terracotta in 1450, and the Neoclassical Dancer from 1812.

You will be carried back in time as you ponder over 150 paintings dating from the Third to the 15th century AD.

One of the most popular exhibits is the Numismatic Collection or Münzkabinet encompassing more than half a million pieces. It is one of the most important numismatic collections in the world. You will see not only coins and medals, you will discover non numismatic currencies, tokens, seals, and jetons. Coins date from the birth of coinage in the 7th Century BC to the present day.

History

The Bode Museum was conceived by Art historian Wilhelm Von Bode. The museum first opened in 1904. At that time it was named the Kaiser Fredrich Museum to honour Friedrich III. In 1956 it was renamed The Bode Museum by the Minister of Culture.

Between 2000 and 2005, the museum underwent extensive renovations to modernize and upgrade it.

Visiting the Bode Museum

Tickets for the Bode Museum may be purchased alone or as part of a package covering all the museums on Museum Island or as part of a 3-day museum pass providing entry to most museums in Berlin.

Even if you cannot visit the museum in person, you can enjoy a high-definition 360 degree virtual tour at https://bode360.smb.museum/.

Snacks, light meals, desserts and refreshments are available in the Museum’s cafeteria.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Bode Museum Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Address: Am Kupfergraben, 10178 Berlin, Germany

Phone: 030 266424242

Official Website: Bode Museum

Bode Museum Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating The Bode-Museum houses a vast and impressive collection of sculptures and Byzantine art. If you're a fan of classical sculpture, religious iconography, or historical artifacts, you'll find hours of fascinating exhibits here. I particularly enjoyed the collection of early Italian Renaissance pieces.
Parisa Ghasemi - 3 months ago

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5 Star Rating I can't believe I actually saw a sculpture carved by Donatello himself in real life? Also he was a homosexual? Great discoveries were made on this day I visited the Bode Museum. 10/10 would recommend!
Gülse Göçer - 4 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating Great museum with full of historic ages pieces. If you have limited time in Berlin, and you have only one choice to visit a museum, it must be definetely Bode-Museum. Inside you can scan QR code , dowload the museum's application and start to have fun!
Yasemin Oz - 3 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating Visited the Bode Museum in Berlin and had an amazing time! The building's fancy, old-fashioned charm on a special island sets the tone for a unique experience. Inside, a diverse collection of ancient artworks captivated me, especially the detailed sculptures and historical coins. The museum offers stunning views of the river and the city, creating a picturesque backdrop. Signs, audio guides, and friendly staff make exploring the exhibits informative and enjoyable. Even for someone not typically into history, this museum proved to be an exception, thanks to the architect's brilliance. The inclusion of a 3-day museum pass was a nice bonus. Highly recommend adding Bode Museum to your Berlin checklist if you appreciate art and history – a great overall experience!
Nakrani Hardik - 5 months ago

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5 Star Rating A gargantuan old Prussian pile of museum with a capital M at the spitze of Museum Island, cupolas, curling staircases, pomp and majesty. The collection is equally fascinating if a bit haphazard—paintings and sculpture from Italy, Germany, Spain, France, and the Low Countries. A wonderful Bronzino portrait, a small Giambologna, trunks, capitals and other architectural fragments from Byzantium, you can easily spend the whole day in here! Worth coming back to again and again, there is always something new to discover or some overlooked corner to see. Oh yeah they have a huge collection of coins too.
Nathan Eddy - 4 months ago

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