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Bode Museum – tickets, prices, what to expect

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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 Bode Museum cover several centuries, from the end of the Roman Empire to the nineteenth.

This article covers everything you must know before booking tickets for the Bode Museum Berlin. 

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What to expect at Bode Museum

Embark on a voyage through the epochs of European art and history.

The Christian Orient, Byzantium, Ravenna, Italian Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque eras are only a few art movements represented at the Bode Museum in Berlin. 

The Museum houses the Münzkabinett (Coin Cabinet) which consists of an incredible 500,000 items.

During your visit, you will take in works of art from various ages and places, which includes:

  • ‘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)

Where to buy tickets

You can buy Bode Museum Berlin tickets online or offline at the attraction.

Online tickets tend to be cheaper than tickets at the venue.

When you buy online, you can avoid the long queues at the attraction’s ticket counters.

When you book early, you also get your preferred time slot.

Because some attractions sell a limited number of tickets, during peak days they may sell out. Booking early helps avoid last-minute disappointments.

How online tickets work

Go to Berlin’s Bode Museum’s booking page, select your preferred date and number of tickets, and buy the tickets right away.

Once you purchase the attraction’s tickets, they get delivered to your email address. 

There is no need to get printouts of the ticket. 

On the day of your visit, show the e-ticket on your mobile at the entrance and walk in. 

Bode Museum Berlin ticket prices

Tickets for Bode Museum in Berlin cost €12 for adults aged 18 years and above. 

Students aged 18 years and above pay a discounted price of €6.

Students must show an ID to claim the reduced price.

Children aged 17 years and younger can enter for free and do not require a ticket. They must be accompanied by an adult during the visit.

Bode Museum’s tickets

Inside Bode Museum
Image: Smb.museum

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.  

These Skip The Line tickets provide you a smooth and hassle-free entry to the attraction.

Be inspired and educated by the artistic treasures.

Cost of tickets

Adult ticket (18+ years): €12
Student ticket (18+ years, with ID):6
Child ticket (up to 17 years): Free entry

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.

How to reach Bode Museum

Bode Museum enjoys a picturesque location on the north side of Museum Island. 

Address: Am Kupfergraben, 10117, Berlin. Get Directions

Altes Museum’s is located on the Museum Island along the Spree River. 

Address: Bodestraße 1-3, 10178 Berlin, Germany. Get Directions

You can reach the attraction both by public or private transport.

By bus

You can get off at Staatsoper or Friedrichstraße, only 7 minutes and 13 minutes away, respectively.

By metro

If you are on the U-Bahn, get off at Friedrichstraße.

For S-Bahn travelers, Friedrichstraße or Hackescher Markt will be the closest stations.

By tram

Am Kupfergraben and Hackescher Markt are the nearest stops, only 7 minutes and 6 minutes away, respectively.

By car

If you’re traveling by car, turn on your Google Maps and get started.

There is no on-site car parking available. However, there are several parking spaces nearby.

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 long does Bode Museum take?

Visitors typically spend around two to three hours in the Bode Museum.

Once inside, you can explore the Museum at your own pace.

Best time to visit Bode Museum Berlin

Due to its popularity, the Bode Museum in Berlin can get quite crowded.

Visiting it early in the day, around as soon as it opens at 10 am, is a better choice for a quieter experience.

Floor plan of Bode Museum

Floor plan of Bode Museum
Image: Smb.museum

Download Bode Museum’s layout (360 Kb, PDF)

FAQs about Bode Museum Berlin

Here are some questions visitors usually ask before visiting Berlin’s Bode Museum.

Where can I book tickets for the Bode Museum in Berlin?

Tourists can buy tickets for the attraction online or at the venue on the day of their visit. For the best experience, we suggest you book your tickets online in advance.

What if I’m late to my booked time slot?

You can enter the Bode Museum up to 15 minutes after your time slot begins.

Is Berlin‘s Bode Museum wheelchair accessible for people with disabilities?

Yes, the Museum is wheelchair accessible to accommodate visitors with mobility challenges.

Is there a cafe or restaurant available on-site?

Yes, there is a café at the Bode Museum.

Can I cancel my visit to the Bode Museum in Berlin?

No, this activity is non-refundable.

Sources

# Smb.museum
# Wikipedia.org
# Visitberlin.de

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