About the collections

The magnificently designed Bode-Museum is home to two collections: the Sculpture Collection and Museum of Byzantine Art and the Münzkabinett. In addition, the museum also contains paintings from the Gemäldegalerie, which are presented alongside the European sculpture to form a dialogue between the two art forms.

Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst (Sculpture Collection and Museum of Byzantine Art)

The collection features an array of spell-binding masterpieces such as Donatello’s ‘Pazzi Madonna’ and Antonio Canova’s ‘Dancer’ and several examples of important German sculpture by Tilman Riemenschneider and Ignaz Günther. The collection of ancient sculpture is one of the largest in the world. It has its roots in the Brandenburg-Prussian royal Kunstkammer or ‘cabinet of art’. The efforts of two men, Gustav Friedrich Waagen and especially Wilhelm von Bode, resulted in the significant development of the collection in the 19th and early 20th century through the acquisition of great numbers of sculptures mainly of Italian and German origin. In the building that rises up from the Spree like a moated palace, the collection was presented in a startlingly innovative fashion that broke with traditional museum practice at the time. Combined with historical architectural elements, the works of art were displayed in surroundings that were supposed to convey the spirit of the age in which they were created and thus ‘heighten’ their visual impact.
The museum’s department of Byzantine art boasts first-class holdings of late-antique and Byzantine works of art ranging from the 3rd to 15th century. Nearly all the works originate from the ancient Mediterranean region, with particular emphasis on pre-Christian and Christian sarcophagi from Rome, figurative and ornamental sculpture from the Eastern Roman Empire, exquisite ivory carvings and mosaic icons, as well as everyday and religious objects from post-pharaonic Egypt.

Münzkabinett (Numismatic Collection)

With over half a million objects, Berlin’s Münzkabinett is one of the most important numismatic collections in the world. Alongside coins and medals, the collection also contains non-numismatic forms of money, seals, tokens, and jetons as well as minting tools. Spread over four large cabinets on the second floor containing 4000 coins and medals, the exhibition in the Bode-Museum presents a history of humankind in metal, from the beginnings of coinage in the 7th century BC to the euro coins of the present day. All exhibits can also be viewed in the online interactive catalogue, where they are described in more detail. Further treasures in the collection currently not on view in exhibitions are available for scientific research in the study room on the Bode-Museum’s lower floor, where the numismatic special library can also be used.

Guest Entrance

Am Kupfergraben
10117 Berlin


Communications

U-Bahn U6 (Friedrichstraße)
S-Bahn S1, S2, S25 (Friedrichstraße); S5, S7, S75 (Hackescher Markt)
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Tue 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock
Wed 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock
Thu 10:00 - 20:00 o'clock
Fri 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock
Sat 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock
Sun 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock

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Information:

The temporary exhibition "SCHLOSS BAU MEISTER. Andreas Schlüter and Baroque Berlin" is open from 10 a.m.

Upper floor and the exhibition "Treasures of Faith" are open from 11 a.m., Gobelinsaal closed Tue-Fri.

Last admission and ticket sales 30 minutes before closing time.

temporary exhibition
12 EUR, reduced 6
Onlineshop: 11 EUR, reduced 5,50
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admission ticket
10,00 EUR, reduced 5,00
Onlineshop: 9,00 EUR, reduced 4,50
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area ticket
18,00 EUR, reduced 9,00
Onlineshop: 17,00 EUR, reduced 8,50
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Jahreskarte Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Ab 25,- EUR
Annual Tickets

Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 266424242 (Mon - Fri 9 am - 4 pm)
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 266422290
service@smb.museum

Münzkabinett
Postal address:
Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 6
10117 Berlin
Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 266 42 54 01
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 266 42 5402
mk[at]smb.spk-berlin.de 

Director: Prof. Dr. Bernd Kluge
Deputy Director: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Weisser

Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst
Postanschrift:
Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 6
10117 Berlin
Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 266 42 5501
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 266 42 5502
sbm[at]smb.spk-berlin.de

Director: Prof. Dr. Bernd Lindemann
Head: Dr. Julien Chapuis

Café at the Bode-Museum
Kofler & Kompanie GmbH
Mrs. Rutzinski
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 20214330

Bookshop Walther König
Mr. Vollmers
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 22605905