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Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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2.7/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web
Housed in an old disused railway station, Hamburger Bahnhof is home to one of the largest public collections of contemporary art in the world. Admire paintings, photos, sculptures, and multimedia installations from major artists since 1960. Familiarize yourself with the works of significant German artists, such as Gerhard Richter, Imi Knoebel, and Bernd and Hilla Becher. The gallery is also home to a large collection of works by international artists. Pick up a gift or some literature on modern art movements from the bookshop, and grab a coffee and a snack at the restaurant. Make Hamburger Bahnhof part of your personalized Berlin itinerary using our Berlin trip itinerary planner.
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  • Excellent gallery in a renovated train station. The show (Kirchner) was first rate and the price (8euro) not too bad. 
  • If you want to waste 14 eurazos (fourteen, not five, or ten, but fourteen) and several hours of your life, this is your place. "" Contemporary art without any meaning, "artists" who do not know or in your home, a chaotic design, and a staff more edge than your mother-in-law. The worst: all. The best: the output.
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  • Stroppy staff, access to the Kirchner exhibition via an almost pitch-black video installation (great attention to access issues!), dreary conceptual non-event in the main space - and a lot of Beuys. A...  read more »
  • After looking at reviews here, I can understand why some people can be turned off by this place. The staff are not helpful and it can be confusing to navigate. After we got in we could see that a line for tickets had started and with only two service counters, this line looked as though it would take forever. But, if you get here early, you will be rewarded with some consistently brilliant shows. The curating is not just expert, it is creative and bold and sometimes courageous. The texts that they provide, in multiple languages and usually in a paper form you can take away are thoughtful, we'll researched and informative. This is a great museum, if you can suffer through the service issues.
  • If you are into contemporary art, this is a place you'll want to visit. I suggest you read something about the exhibitions beforehand because I've been struck multiple times before by a chronic lack of on-site explanations. If visiting on a weekend, put the 14 euros of your ticket to good use taking a free tour - the guides are always very helpful and are happy to engage in conversation.
  • I was telling my mum how great the Hamburger Museum is, well I was wrong. Our museum experience was spoiled by the incompetent staff. The gentleman at the ticket office didn't feel like greeting us nor like talking and listening. He sold us the wrong tickets. I kindly explained that I have asked for tickets to see all the art, and that he sold us tickets to see the 'Sonderaustellung'. Growing up in Berlin I am pretty much used to the Berlin moody attitude. However, he clearly couldn't be bothered with his job and felt it was right to argue with us and question our ability to know what we came for. When I made a remark ' What has happened to the client is always right?'. His respond was ' I don't believe in this.' On top he felt like making us feel even worse for getting a refund for the wrong tickets. My mum and I felt like telling him to keep the tickets and just leave. He had a terrible arrogant attitude. After finally getting the right tickets we decided to forget about this terrible start and walk around the museum. Well, I could go on and on. To summaries it, worse museum experience ever. Staff is rude, arrogant, incompetent, moody and lazy. It doesn't hurt to smile! To be honest after the terrible encounter we were not able to enjoy any of the art and left after 5 mins. Waste of time, energy and time!
  • I don't even want to get into saying too much about the art on display. If you like it is up to you to decide. The museum itself is pretty big and has a nice layout. It's clean, new, and well spaced out. It has its own restaurant, but it is unbelievably pricey. If you want to spend 27 Euros on a Schnitzel, go ahead, it's probably pretty good. Just as its restaurant, the museum is very pricey as well. 14 Euros/7 Euros for everyone, unless you're under 18. Unfortunately the staff came off as pretty unfriendly, but that's unfortunately very often the case in museums for some reason. And lastly, the counter does not have enough registers. There's so much space for a third one, but instead of investing into another register for peak hours they let guests wait for around 15 minutes. That's why I only give 3 of 5 stars. I personally loved the art on display though.
  • An amazing museum if you enjoy modern art! It has a lot of interactive installations and many pieces by Andy Warhol, Beuys, and others.
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