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 http://bode360.smb.museum/.

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

Facts For Your Visit

Official Website: Bode Museum

Fee: Yes

Many tourist attractions are temporarily closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please verify any opening hours below with the attraction before visiting.

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Regular Hours:

  • Tuesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Category: Museums

Address: Am Kupfergraben
10117 Berlin
Germany

Phone: +49 30 266424242

Reviews

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5 Star Rating I alway to visit Bode-Museum, the collections surely are one of the reason, but for me, the part attracted me the most is the architecture style of this... Read More

Torterry C. Nov-09-2014

4 Star Rating Worth visiting if you're really, really into medieval, Byzantine, and/or Renaissance works, many of which will be religiously themed or motivated. It's... Read More

Vincent L. Nov-22-2019

4 Star Rating I'm a bit torn writing about the museum. It is a fine museum, it really is. There isn't anything wrong with it. The building is pretty, and there are a lot... Read More

Brian G. Oct-03-2018

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How to get to Bode Museum by U-Bahn, S-Bahn

Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn Line(s): S1, S2, S3, S5, S7, S9, S25, S26, S75, U6
Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn Station(s): Berlin Friedrichstraße

Exit at Friedrichstraße Station. Walk north on Fredrichstraaße to the river and go right (east) along the river to Monbijou Bridge. Enter the Bode Museum from the bridge.

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