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Bode Museum, Berlin

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Set in a striking, early-20th-century building, Bode Museum is home to sculptures, Byzantine art, and one of the world's largest coin and medal collections. Admire the sculpture exhibit, and discover fine pieces such as Donatello's "Pazzi Madonna" and Antonio Canova's "Dancer." Study the Byzantine collection of ivory carvings, mosaics, icons, and more. Alongside the coins and medals of the Münzkabinett, you can find seals, tokens, minting tools, and non-numismatic forms of money. Using our world travel planner, Berlin attractions like Bode Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The Bode Museum is a Museum of art, which are exposed to the public sculptures, Egyptian and Byzantine and Numismatic art. It belongs to the Museum of the Museum Island Group, is located at the tip of the island, on the river Spree. The war badly damaged the collection, which lost many pieces and was closed by restorations from 1997 until it was reopened in 2006.
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  • There are even some lovely paintings including a mediaeval copy of the Van Der Weyden deposition in the Prado. Highlights: the Tilman Riemannschneider St Matthew and Noli me Tangere; the Rood from Sax...  more »
  • Left guiltily for last visits the Museum Island on Thursday (when the museums of the island closed at 20), we could not visit it with the correct timing. It is very instructive in the sense that for example you tried to re create a Renaissance church, rather than the Byzantine apse dome of the Ravenna school. There is a lot of German Gothic sculpture, but there is also Donatello and Canova. In special exhibition (beyond from Africa) of ethnic ancient carvings contrasted with similar topic and contemporary as possible; the comparisons don't have convinced me that much, but it was very interesting to interface with these arts.
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  • The Bode Museum has a rich collection of religious art as well as numismatic collection, both spanning several centuries. The building is worth visiting as well. It has a nice café where you can have some cake and coffee, tea or hot chocolate overlooking the magnificent entrance hall.
  • This is a fine museum, if you want to enjoy an interesting collection of sculptures until nineteenth century (no modern art here.) It is worth visiting only to have a close look to Canova's superb Dancer. However, there are some other very interesting jewels in here. The ticket comes with a free audio guide, which makes the visit always more enjoyable. The building is wonderful, and having a drink on the top floor, by the monumental staircases, is something I recommend. Unfortunately, the staff could not help me to find some of the sculptures that I wss looking forward to finding, because of my poor German and their poor English. For some reason, I am afraid that, even though they came in my guide, they were no longer in the museum. Lovely visit, in general.
  • Amazing place. Do not miss it. Check item 385 - The fall of the rebel angels and The last judgement, just unbelievable peace of art.
  • It's confusing museum. Nice big interiors and few highlight in a sea of small not really interesting objets. If you are art nerd like me you will enjoy tiny ivory reliefs and anonymous wooden German altars but if you need big objects to be impressed it can be rather disappointment. Display is old and it definitely need update. If I would have rate stuff I would give them 0 stars. Weird odd people working there. I think some of them have serious mental disorders.
  • The house itself is worth the visit in my opinion. The collection mainly consists of sculptures, many of them very interesting. Their collection of painting did not interest me much. However their coin collection is awesome! Perfect for a rainy day since it does take some time to pass through.

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