Phone: +49-(0)30- 266-3666
Fax: +49-(0)30-266-3670
Website: http://www.smb.spk-berlin

Bode Museum

After five and a half years of building work, since October 2006 the Bode Museum once more appears in its full splendour and presents three collections of international rank in its unique architecture: the Sculpture Collection and the Museum of Byzantine Art, the Numismatic Collection, as well as works from the Gemäldegalerie - Old Master Paintings. After the re-opening of the National Gallery in 2001, this represents the second large milestone on the way to the completion of the Master Plan Museum Island.
The Bode Museum, formerly the Kaiser Friedrich Museum, was built between 1897 and 1904 by the Berlin architect Ernst Eberhard von Ihne. From the outset, the unusual building at the tip of the Museum Island distinguished itself by a grandiose interplay of architecture and exhibits. During the planning phase, the first museum director Wilhelm von Bode purchased historic portals, chimneys, wooden ceilings and door frames from various centuries in Italy, all of which were integrated into the architecture of the building. The Bode Museum opened in 1904.

 Permanent Collection Highlights (15)

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Permanent Collection

Numismatic Collection

The MĂĽnzkabinett (Numismatic Collection) is one of the largest collections of its kind with around 500,000 objects. The collection owes its international renown to its rich diversity as well as the comprehensiveness of its coin series which range from the beginnings of coinage in the seventh century BC in Asia Minor to the coins and medals of the twenty-first century. More

Sculpture Collection and Museum of Byzantine Art

In the year 2000, the Skulpturensammlung (Sculpture Collection) and the Museum für Byzantinische Kunst (Museum of Byzantine Art) were merged to form one museum. In August 2000, the Bode Museum, formerly the Kaiser Friedrich Museum, was closed for reconstruction. With the re-opening of the Bode Museum on 19 October 2006, the Sculpture Collection and the Museum of Byzantine Art, together with the Numismatic Collection and works of the Gemäldegalerie – Old Master Paintings, are once more on display in their full splendour.

The Sculpture Collection

The Sculpture Collection is one of Germany's largest collections of sculptures dating from the Middle Ages and later. It originates in the Prussian "Art Cabinet" collections, the Brandenburgisch-PreuĂźische Kunstkammern. After decades of being dispersed, the collection of sculpture was reunited in the Bode Museum, its original home.
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19 October 2006 - 19 October 2007
Die Kindergalerie im Bode-Museum
Von KOPF bis FUSS - Proportion und Bewegung

Previous Exhibitions

2 June - 15 July 2007
Sarkis: Ikonen

25 April - 13 May 2007
"unseen" - eine Filminstallation von Holly Zausner


Bode Ticket 8 Euro, concessions 4 Euro
Museum Island Ticket 12 Euro, concessions 6 Euro
other fee valid from 07.10.2006 to 21.01.2007, including ticket for the special exhibition "Transit zwischen Okzident und Orient. Faszination und Inspiration der islamischen Kultur im Werk des KĂĽnstlers Heinz Mack": 14,00 Euro, concessions 7,00 Euro

Opening hours

The Bode Museum, the Pergamon Museum and the Altes Museum are open to the public seven days a week (10 am to 6 pm, Thurdays 10 am to 10 pm). The Alte Nationalgalerie will continue to be closed on Mondays.

Getting there

Public Transport:

U-Bahn U6 (FriedrichstraĂźe)
S-Bahn S1, S2, S25 (FriedrichstraĂźe); S5, S7, S75, S9 (Hackescher Markt)
Tram M1, 12 (Am Kupfergraben); M4, M5, M6 (Hackescher Markt)
Bus TXL (Staatsoper); 100, 200 (Lustgarten); 147 (FriedrichstraĂźe)


Bookshop and Café are located on level 2.

Pushchairs and wheelchairs are available for use in the museum.
Wheelchair access throughout.

Museum internal and external photos (5)

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Guided Tours / Bookings for groups
Telephone: +49-(0)30- 266-3666, Fax: +49-(0)30-266-3670
Further information:


Reopening of the Children’s Gallery (german)


Friends of the Kaiser Friedrich-Museums-Verein (german)