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Bode Museum

Bodestrasse 1-3 | Museum Island, 10178 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
2090 55 66
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Ranked #114 of 441 attractions in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Worth seeing, intresting exhibitions on byzantine and gothic art, also info on the old Schloss and the plans for the new.

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nj
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Freaking confusing layout. Too many repetitions of similar artifacts so got boring in no time. I can appreciate a Christian art but I don't necessarily want to feel like I'm in a church - that creeps me out. I didn't enjoy this museum but if you're a huge fan of the Italian Renaissance and can't get enough of your religious... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This museum is a splendid palace. The collection contains mostly religious art and one of the world's largest numismatic collections. The Café at the Bode-Museum had an extra attraction for you can have your drinks under the dome above the main entrance hall.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

So even though I had heard not great things about this museum, I actually quite enjoyed the place the building itself is old, has some great archeture in it, along with al the collections which as really interestimg, the audio guide as well is great, was a good place to look at on a rainy day

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

In my view there was not too much in this museum to make it worth visiting (especially given the numerous outstanding museums in Berlin), but we had a ticket for all Museum Island, and we went to the Bode for lunch so whizzed round while we were there. Some of it was interesting, but most was not to our taste.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

Anyone who thinks old museums are alienating places fit only for geekish academics will find that notion confirmed at the Bode. If you're not doing a doctoral thesis on medieval religious carvings or second-rank baroque sculptors, you'd better think twice about coming here (and I say this as a museum aficionado). Museum Island has its heights (the Pergamon Altar, the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

A delight for your eyes. Look carefully and decipher the meaning of the gothic era. Read discover enjoy.

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Brooklyn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is an interesting collection. There are some classic subject but the majority are Christian. From reliefs to altar- and shrine-pieces to freestanding statues, there is something for every taste, within certain parameters. But we loved it!

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Minneapolis
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Renovation when I visited, so it was entirely church art. To be clear, I don't like church art from any religion. It is boring...same thing over and over and over and over again. Different artist, same mother and baby. If you like church art, go here, spend time, see it all, have your fill. If you aren't into church art,... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Sculpture museum huh? A bunch of dusty grey marbles? Wrong! So colorful, so dynamic, the Bode really shows what sculpture can be. An under rated gem on the Museumsinsel. My problem- when I visited Feb 2014 there was much restoration going on. Fair enough, I'd hate for a museum not to change ever. Though they pointed out which galleries were... More

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