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Bode Museum

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Address: Bodestr. 1-3 | Museum Island, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 2090 55 66
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Museum just for sculptors

Bode Museum is a very nice museum with a huge collection of sculptors, most being religious. The museum is quite big, and is not as crowded as the others in the island, but still... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
renato-sma
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Bremen, Germany
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Tehran Province, Iran
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

At first the museum building itself is very beautiful and impressive. Also there is different collections shown there like sculptures, paintings, coins, ... It takes more than 4 hours to visit all items and it's very impressive

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Given so many stunning museums on Berlin's museum island it would be hard to pick a single favourite. However, for me the Bode would be a strong contender. The religious art and relics are simply amazing. It also has a great little café which is a good place to relax and take in what you have seen. Well worth visiting... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice building, friendly staff, great museum. We were here about the last admission time but the staff told us to take our time and enjoy the museum. The exhibits are nice and well documented. Pictures and sculptures mainly. I am not a big fan of art but the architecture of the building was impressive. Like the rest of the museums... More 

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Avon, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bode Museum, built between 1897 and 1904, underwent a 156million€ renovation between 1997 and 2006 and the structure is a spectacular. The design was created to give the impression of a museum rising from the water and it hugs the bank of the island on two sides. Thus, it is only accessible from the Monbijoubrücke and Nördliche Monbijoubrücke which... More 

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting the other four "Museum Island" collections, this one was a slight let down. The wood sculptures and bas reliefs are beautiful. However, I often felt a touch of thematic overkill. For example, an entire hallway was filled with Madonna with Child sculptures raising the question of "how many are too many?" The Eastern-rite works provided a welcome contrast... More 

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Melbourne, Vic. Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This absolutely beautiful building house such a diverse range of art and artefacts. The coin collection, for instance, is huge. The sculpture collection, though not as vast and varied as other museums collections, are certainly beautiful, including a piece from Canova. There is an extensive religious collection via various mediums, including paintings, paper mache, ceramics, wood, marble, Ivory and Terra... More 

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Bremen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bode Museum is a very nice museum with a huge collection of sculptors, most being religious. The museum is quite big, and is not as crowded as the others in the island, but still has several impressive pieces of art.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The man himself had an interesting life and research into his doings will lead to all sorts of entertaining avenues of discovery. The museum now is quiet, understated and apparently visited more by people interested in the sculptures and paintings in the museum for art's sake than for any hit list reason. Because of that there aren't too many people... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

This is a fabulous museum but only if you like religious art - painting and sculpture - from the middle ages to the renaissance. If you do, and I very much do, it is a little slice of heaven. The rooms are arranged thoughtfully and each left me feeling in awe of the workmanship and the wonder. The coin collection... More 

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Herzlia, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

The Bode Museum is located at the extremity of the Museum Island in Berlin. It holds a very comprehensive collection of art - with exceptional sections dedicated to Medieval and Early Renaissance Art. The Byzantine section is also very rich and diverse, frankly we did not have the physical power and time to enjoy it, so we will be back.... More 

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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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