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

Regular Hours:
May differ on holidays

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

Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 Star Rating

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 - a month 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 - 2 weeks ago

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4 Star Rating I went to the Bode Museum in Berlin, and it was really cool! The building looked fancy and old-fashioned, and it's on a special island. Inside, there were lots of different artworks and things from a long time ago. I liked looking at the sculptures the most. They were made a really long time ago and looked super detailed and fancy. There were also some old coins and medals that showed how people used to use money. The museum had really nice views of the river and the city too. I spent some time just looking out the windows and enjoying the scenery. The museum had signs and audio guides that explained the artworks, which was helpful. The people who worked there were friendly and knew a lot about the stuff in the museum. Overall, going to the Bode Museum was a great experience. If you like art and history, you should definitely check it out!
mohsen ahmadi - 7 months ago

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5 Star Rating The Bode Museum is one of the museums on Museum Island. It was built in 1904 in the Baroque Revival style. Currently, the museum is home to a collection of sculpture and Byzantine art. Originally called the Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum after Emperor Frederick III, the museum was renamed in honor of its first curator, Wilhelm von Bode, in 1956.
Kent Wang - 3 months ago

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5 Star Rating Very nice museum that is a part of Berlin Museum Isle. But on the contrary from other museums available without waiting and also on internet. A nice collection of Middle-age and Renaissance art. The Ravenna fresque is awesome. The stairs are also very nice. The price is really reasonable.
mariia s - 4 months ago

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