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Bode Museum

Bodestrasse 1-3 | Museum Island, 10178 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
2090 55 66
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Ranked #123 of 449 attractions in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The Bode Museum was the highlight of my holiday, and I didn't even get a chance to go inside! We were fortunate enough to be walking back to our hotel one evening after an early dinner past the Bode Museum when we stumbled upon a classical music concert being performed on the steps of the museum. People were sat and... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Here's a museum you can skip unless you really want to see how they've spruced up the old building in anticipation of their sprucing up the Pergamon (also on Museum Island). But what the Bode makes vivid is that museums are what's in them, not around them. While the Bode building has been nicely renovated, the art is surprisingly third... More

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Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This museum is a little out of the way from the remainder on Museum Island and not easy to get there as you have to cross the Spree off the island to get to a bridge near the entry and with the current building works it is not easy to negotiate the way round. However on finding the museum it... More

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This has always been a Museum and it used to host a collection of very famous paintings. Most of them are now in the Gemäldegalerie/Kulturforum. But the place is worth visiting. And the artifacts, too. This Museum is not so (over) crowded like the others in the close neighbourhood.

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Melbourne, Australia
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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 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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