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Location address: Deutschland, Berlin, Berlin
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The restored Bode Museum finally reopened to the public in 2006. The museum first opened in 1904, designed in the elegant neo-classical style for which Berlin became famous. But wartime bombing and years of neglect under East Germany’‘s communist regime left it a ruin. Now, after five years of restoration, its treasures are on display again. These include Germany’‘s largest collection of sculpture, Byzantine artefacts, works by old masters and a gallery for children.
The Bode Museum is one of the groups of museums on the Museum Island in Berlin, Germany; it is a historically preserved building. The museum was designed by architect Ernst von Ihne and completed in 1904. Originally called the Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum after Emperor Frederick III, the museum was renamed in honour of its first curator, Wilhelm von Bode, in 1956.