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Bode-Museum. Museumsinsel Berlin, Am Kupfergraben © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Bernd Weingart
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Maximilian Meisse
Bode-Museum. Museumsinsel Berlin, Am Kupfergraben
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Bode-Museum, 1. OG Raum 122, Italienische Sammlung © Foto: Antje Voigt
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Bode-Museum, 2. OG, Werke des Bildhauers Tilman Riemenschneider © Foto: Antje Voigt
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Bode-Museum. Museumsinsel Berlin, Am Kupfergraben © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Maximilian Meisse
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Blick auf die Museumsinsel Berlin. V.v.n.h.: Bode-Museum, Pergamonmuseum, Alte Nationalgalerie, Neues Museum und Altes Museum; oben Dom am Lustgarten. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin © bpk / DOM publishers, Juli 2009

The concept of the museum, which was originally called the Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum, can be traced back to Crown Princess Victoria of Prussia, who published her ideas in a memorandum in 1883. It was Wilhelm von Bode who finally put these ground-breaking ideas into practice. In 1897, construction work began at the northern tip of the Museum Island on a museum that was to be devoted to the Renaissance, designed by Eberhard von Ihne. Once completed, the museum would bear the name of Empress Victoria’s deceased husband, Kaiser (Emperor) Friedrich, who died in 1888. When the Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum opened in 1904, painting and sculpture, considered at the time as the ‘high arts’, were for the first time presented side by side on an equal footing with each other – a presentation strategy that differed radically from that of traditional museums.
The building was badly damaged in the Second World War and underwent several stages of restoration between 1948 and 1986. In 1956 it was renamed the Bode Museum after its first director and spiritual founder. German reunification also brought with it the merging of the previously separated collections under the auspices of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, with the decision soon being taken for the museum to undergo an extensive overhaul to bring it up to date with modern museum and conservation requirements.
After extensive renovation work, the museum building reopened to the public in autumn 2006. Contrary to the original concept, it now principally houses the Sculpture Collection and Museum of Byzantine Art. The display of sculptures is enriched by some 150 works from the collection of the Gallery of Old Masters, which has been located at the Kulturforum near Potsdamer Platz since 1998. With its collection of coins and medals, the Numismatic Collection is also housed at the Bode Museum, where it presents its chronicle of human history forged in metal.

Opening hours,

  • Monday closed
  • Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

The 2G rule applies to visits to the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. This means that admission to the museums is only possible with a digitally readable vaccination or recovery certificate. Please show your digitally readable certificate together with a valid photo ID at the entrance control on site.

The visit is only possible with a medical or FFP2 face mask as well as with a time slot ticket, which should be booked online in advance: www.smb.museum/tickets.

Please refer to the information bundled on this page to plan your visit.

  • 1. January 12:00 - 18:00
  • 8. March 10:00 - 18:00
  • 1. May 10:00 - 18:00
  • 3. October 10:00 - 18:00
  • 24. December closed
  • 25. December 10:00 - 18:00
  • 26. December 10:00 - 18:00
  • 31. December closed

Location,

Am Kupfergraben, 10178 Berlin

Telephone,

+49 (30) 266 42 42 42

Website,

www.smb.museum/museen-un…

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Prices,

Admission price 10,00 €

Reduced price 5,00 €

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Exhibitions

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Bode Museum

The second glance: Varieties of love

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Zentralarchiv

Plain text

On the history of the Bode Museum

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Münzkabinett, Foto: Johannes Kramer

From Eva to Greta

Women on coins and medals

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Bode-Museum / Wolfgang Gülcker

Sculpture and painting 13th-18th c.

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst/ Jörg P. Anders

Late antiquity and Byzantine art

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

The second look: Women

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Münzkabinett / Lutz-Jürgen Lübke

Coins and Medals

© Gail Rothschild, 2019

Gail Rothschild

Portraits of Ancient Tapestries from Egypt

Events

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker

Bode Museum

Harfenklänge zum Advent

Berliner Klassikadvent 2021

Concert

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Bode-Museum / Marcus Glahn

Bode Museum

Multaka: Meeting point Bode-Museum

Guided Tour

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker

Bode Museum

Horn im Rokoko

Berliner Klassikadvent 2021

Concert

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker

Bode Museum

Mozart Klavierkonzerte

Berliner Klassik zwischen den Jahren 2021

Concert

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker

Bode Museum

Mozart Klavierkonzerte

Berliner Klassik zwischen den Jahren 2021

Concert

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker

Bode Museum

Franz Schubert "Die Winterreise"

Berliner Klassik zwischen den Jahren 2021

Concert

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker

Bode Museum

Mozart Klavierkonzerte

Berliner Klassik zwischen den Jahren 2021

Concert

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum Europäischer Kulturen / Ute Franz-Scarciglia

Bode Museum

Woran erkenne ich Kunststile? Nordeuropa im 15. Jahrhundert

Das Museum an der Strippe: Bode-Museum

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker

Bode Museum

Eine musikalische Liebe

Berliner Klassik zwischen den Jahren 2021

Concert

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker

Bode Museum

Neujahrskonzert: Antonio Vivaldi: Die vier Jahreszeiten op. 6

Berliner Klassik zwischen den Jahren 2021

Concert

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker

Bode Museum

Bilder einer Ausstellung

Berliner Klassik zwischen den Jahren 2021

Concert

Digital

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Tickets

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