The Bode Museum was initially inaugurated on Museum Island in 1904 as Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum. It contained a pictorial collection of the Christian era.
Damaged during WWII
The Bode Museum was badly damaged by the air raids of the Allied forces at the end of the Second World War. Between 1948 and 1986, the building suffered important repairs. In 1956, the museum was renamed after Wilhelm von Bode in 1956.
It was then closed between 1997 and 2006 for further renovations. Nowadays, the museum houses a collection of Byzantine art, sculptures, coins and medals.
Exploring the Bode Museum
The highlight of Bode Museum is its sculpture collection, which is considered one of the biggest in the world. The Byzantine Art collection is also quite interesting with artworks from Late and Byzantine antiquity.
The second floor accommodates the numismatic collection. It has more than half a million objects and is one of the most important coin collections in the world.
There are over 4,000 coins and medals on display that show how society has evolved from the sixth to the twenty-first century.
Tuesday - Sunday: 10am to 6pm (Thursdays until 8pm).
Adults: € 12 (US$ 14.60)
Students: € 6 (US$ 7.30)
Museum Pass Berlin: free entrance.