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Bode Museum

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Address: Bodestrasse 1-3 | Museum Island, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 2090 55 66
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Extensive Collection of valuable artefacts and works of art

The Bode is not known for being the best museum on Museum Island but it is well worth your time even if just to marvel at the architecture of the building with its' grand... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
SF, California

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The Bode is not known for being the best museum on Museum Island but it is well worth your time even if just to marvel at the architecture of the building with its' grand staircase beneath an impressive dome. The bought the combo ticket here which allows entrance to the other museums on the island. All are withing walking distance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The Bode museum has a very extensive collection of sculptures as well as an extensive numismatic collections including coins, medals, seals and many other artifacts. Some of the sculptures were looted during the second world war on occupation. What remains is still amazing to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I must admit I have a weakness for sculpture, so I had a feeling I would like this place and I wasn't wrong. Firstly the building itself is incredible. I could probably have spent the afternoon just wandering the corridors poking around in the exhibitions. Add to that, the collection of impressive large pieces, let's just say I found my... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The museum is very well laid out, my compliments go to the architect that did this. Th huge collection is very impressive, my advice would be to do some self study about the museum before hand. There sure are some very interesting collections you'll not find anywhere else around the Globe.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I think it's the least famous of the museums in the island museum. Well to be honest its collection isn't so interesting at first sight. However it hides some gems like a really impressive coin collection that they host.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great collection of stolen artifacts from egypt,to turkey,greece an so on. But stil nice though......

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

It suffers from a lack of a story. A thematic approach to display. The wealth of material may be there. It does not bode well to just relentlessly display so much. Pardon the pun. I think it could use a master curator's help. Someone who can organize around dynamic themes.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We went to the Bode Museum to specifically see the Coins & Medals section. It also houses sculptures & paintings. The majority of the museum was documented in English or suplplemented by the Audio Guide. Then we got to the Coins & Medals section that we wanted to see & there was NO English documentation in the cases. There was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Lots of sculptures and paintings from the Roman period and as an avid fan of everything about this period I really enjoyed. There were things that was just as good as the museums in Rome (of course in smaller quantities and not all were breathtaking but it was a good surprise for me). There were also a lot of pictures... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I originally did not plan to visit this museum. There is an exhibition going on called 'One God- Abraham's heir on Nile'. I went for it and I am glad I did. It was really impressive. No photos allowed in that section. The building is really nice. Did not have time to see its regular exhibits.

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The center of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighborhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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