The Bode Museum brings together Byzantine art and one of the world’s largest sculptural collections.
With its majestic-looking dome, the neo-baroque building immediately catches your eye. After all, it is one of Berlin’s most beautiful buildings.
The exhibits at Bone Museum cover several centuries, from the end of the Roman Empire to the nineteenth.
The Christian Orient, Byzantium, Ravenna, Italian Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque eras are only a few art movements represented.
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What to expect at Bode Museum
Must see at Bode Museum
- ‘Pazzi Madonna’ made from marble, by Donatello (1420)
- Glazed terracotta by Luca Della Robbia, including the ‘Virgin with Child’ (1450)
- Antique Roman sarcophagi (circa 300 AD)
- Neoclassical sculpture ‘Dancer’ by Antonio Canova (1812)
- The Münzkabinett, the coin cabinet of the museum. Look out for Drachma (Greek silver coins from circa 470 BC)
Bode Museum’s tickets
This ticket for Bode Museum gives you complete access to the three permanent exhibitions – Sculpture and Painting 13th-18th Century, Late Antique and Byzantine Art, and Coins and Medals – and numerous temporary exhibitions.
When you book these Skip The Line tickets online, they get emailed to you.
On the day of your visit, you can walk past the ticket counter line, show the ticket on your mobile at the entrance and walk in.
You can cancel this Bode-Museum ticket up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.
Cost of tickets
Regular ticket (18+ years): €10
Reduced ticket (with ID): €5
Students and disabled visitors
Youth ticket (up to 17 years): Free entry
Only in combination with a regular ticket or reduced ticket
Crown Princess Victoria of Prussia commissioned the Bode Museum around the twentieth century. She wanted to put paintings and sculptures next to each other on the wall. Wilhelm von Bode, an art historian and curator carried out Her Highness’s wishes and forever altered how art is shown. The museum is named after the art historian.
Bode Museum’s timings
Bode Museum in Berlin opens at 10 am and closes at 6 pm, all through the week.
It remains closed on Mondays.
The last entry is 30 minutes before closure.
How to reach Bode Museum
Bode Museum enjoys a picturesque location on the north side of Museum Island.
Its address is Am Kupfergraben, 10117, Berlin. Get Directions
Visitors enter the museum by crossing the stone Monbijoubrücke (Monbijou Bridge).
The Bode Museum is readily accessible by the U6 and U5 U-Bahn (underground) and the S1, S2, and S25 S-Bahn (overground).
The art museum is a short walk from the Friedrichstraße railway station.
Floor plan of Bode Museum
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