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Bode Museum

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Address: Bodestrasse 1-3 | Museum Island, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 2090 55 66
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An impressive building on Museum Island

The building of the Bode Museum is very interesting. The most interesting exhibition we visited was a temporary one, dealing with and comparing the roots of the 3 monotheistic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our visit in Berlin was short and we spent an entire morning in museum island. I think I could have skipped this one. Nice cafe though

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The building of the Bode Museum is very interesting. The most interesting exhibition we visited was a temporary one, dealing with and comparing the roots of the 3 monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, named One God, which is highly recommended. It is worthwhile to buy a daily ticket if you plan to visit any of the other 4... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Only opened in 1904 it was closed in 1997 for nine years for a 156 million euro refurbishment. This museum contains sculptures, Byzantine Art, coins and medal collections. In fact it has one of the world's greatest coin collections. The Entrance hall contains a beautiful equestrian bronze statue and two magnificent spiral marble stair cases. On the first floor is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This exceptional collection is a "sleeper" The Gothic pieces, sculpture mostly is of a consistently high quality. It was not my favourite period of art, but this museum has changed my opinion. I was stunned by the beauty, the power of the realist figures whether in triptych or a portrait. This is a not to be missed museum for anyone... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Among the museum island attraction this looked as the poorer. The building is beautiful but the collection if not that much. It was not a coincidence it was the museum with less crowding. Have a look just if you bought the area ticket.

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Stalybridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The museum is of course fantastic and world class. The cafe-bar over looks the main entrance area with its equestrian statue of the Great Elector so one of the great places to stop and have great coffee and cake before you start the cultural trail again.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This amazing building impressed me from the beginning with its imposing architecture to the end, after discovering so many impressive work of art and history. Special attention to the Byzantine art and culture. Splendorous!

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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This museum is named after its first curator, Wilhelm von Bode. Here you can see paintings and sculptures from Byzantium, German, Gothic and Italian medieval period and the Rennaisance, mainly with a religious subject. There are also collections of medals and coins. Personally, I'm not a big fan of this kind of art and if I knew it, I wouldn't... More 

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Namur, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This museum presents a great collection of especially German and Italian gothic and Rennaisance sculpture. Also other countries or regions like France and Flanders are well presented. The baroque collection is interesting. The presentation is modern and with great taste, you can just enjoy walking arround. Visit and enjoy as a connaiseur or as an explorer of these masterpieces. Only... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is for people who are interested in European religious art which doesn't float my boat, personally. The building is wonderfully Baroque and splendid. We had it virtually to ourselves so if you would like a quiet hour, this is the place.

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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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