Bode-Museum, Berlin

Bode-Museum, Berlin (must see)

At the northern tip of Museum Island, the Bode-Museum shines from afar with a majestic double-dome, surrounded by Spree River on two sides. While there is much to enjoy in the architecture, scale and layout at a glance, it has an equally impressive interior, with elegant stairs, tall ceilings and classical features making for a nice museum viewing experience.

The sculpture collection is one of the biggest in existence and has work dating from the early middle ages to the late 18th century, with a good selection of most European countries. Highlights include glazed terracotta figures of the Italian Renaissance period and half a dozen works by Tilman Riemenschneider that particularly stand out. There are not many places in the world to see such fine wooden sculpture and this is one of them!

The Byzantine art section has over 150 works from the 3rd to the 15th centuries and the coin cabinet has a valuable collection of Byzantine coins and medals. There is also an interesting section showing iconic art from the Orthodox Christian churches of Greece, the Balkans, Russia, and North Africa.

For those who feel the need to rest their feet or enjoy a coffee and cake during their visit, there is a nice café that overlooks the magnificent baroque-style foyer. In the back of the restaurant is also a book/gift shop with many nice items that are worth taking home.

Tip:
Bags must be checked in, but cameras are allowed so you can take as many pictures as you like during your visit.
Get the 3-day Museum Pass: pays for itself, and quickens the experience for the other museums on the island.

Opening Hours:
Tue-Wed, Fri-Sun: 10am-6pm; Thu: 10am-8pm

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Sight Name: Bode-Museum
Sight Location: Berlin, Germany
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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