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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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We had hoped to visit the art gallery but the queue was too long. Really the museum rates five star. The exhibit, generally of busts and statues, was not our cup of tea. However... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
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Adelaide South Australia

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London, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

A big let down. Lighting awful and poor curating with hardly any information next to each exhibit, which are just put in rooms witouth much thought, making this gorgeous building look more like a warehouse. A normal museum would have boards with info on the themes covering the exhibits in that particular room. There were only four rooms with these... More 

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Wrexham
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

From reading the information available in the Museum Pass booklet, we were surprised and even to a degree, horrified, to see so many religious artworks on show! A lot was Christianity based, which is understandable considering Germany is a 'Christian' country, but other religions and their artwork which is also of similar significance, could also have been exhibited here to... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I was surprised to see such an extensive collection of German Medieval wooden sculptures and altars. Covering several centuries and various regions, it gives a comprehensive impression of what art used to be in the "dark ages." Also, loved Byzantine mosaics. I'll definitely get back and see the rest of the museum. P.S. Every time I am on the Museum... More 

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

....not sure about the stuff inside. Very quiet museum. Everyone was queuing at the Pergamon no doubt. Religious icons in a beautiful setting. Not my cup of tea.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The Bode Museum is one of the 5 museus located in the museums island, the Museumsinsel. It specializes in sculpture and sacred art. It's not to be missed!

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

beautifully restored , every room painted in different colours , a great selection of great pieces being exhibited in a great way

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

I was pickpocketed outside the entrance yesterday by a group of youths - I think they could be Roma. They wait near the entrance and surround visitors trying to get them to sign a bogus charity petition - they ask for a donation then jostle you in a threatening way if you don't give - in my case they used... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited here on our recent trip to Berlin and were quite disappointed by it. Whilst we'd really enjoyed all of the other museums on Museum island we found the Bode to be poorly laid out with a lack of English, even German, signage. There was little written information on each exhibit, which we felt caused our... More 

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Adelaide South Australia
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We had hoped to visit the art gallery but the queue was too long. Really the museum rates five star. The exhibit, generally of busts and statues, was not our cup of tea. However we acknowledge the skills taken to mould the exhibits and marvelled at how they were created.

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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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Mitte
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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