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Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
(2.7/5 based on 420+ 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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  • Visited last weekend, turned out to be also the 20 anniversary of the museum, therefore it was crowded. Some of the exhibitions were quite interesting and different than other things I've seen in the ...  more »
  • an old train station transformed into art gallery. though the concept is not new (see musée d'orsay), the hamburger bahnhof presents a huge space for temporary exhibitions of contemporary art (many of...  more »
  • The building and the Museum, in part just restored and reopened already in 2015, deserve a visit. We had the opportunity to visit the exhibition "Die Schwarzen Jahre" degenerate art put on the index by the Nazi regime. A journey into despair and madness of an era: poignant and creepy!
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  • I visited the Museum with a friend earlier this year and i must say, with the exception of the Anti Nazi art, We were both of the opinion that it would have been better if the Bahnhof had remained a railway museum. The Carl Andre exhibition annoyed us greatly. Especially the idiotic Film of the Artist Jogging about in his Studio made us Wonder about the sanity of this exhibition. Perhaps Berlin could spend the Money on more relevant Art instead of this nonsense.
  • Modern art, extensive collection and some pieces that just make you think about a lot of things. Was there with the Das Kapital exhibit in 2016. Loved it!
  • 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.
  • Contemporary art gallery. Beautiful building. Quality of work depend a lot on the exhibition and artist. It's a hit and miss.
  • Went to Hamburger Banhof with my wife and paid 14 Euros each for a ticket. Not even 10 minutes into our tour of the museum an alarm went off and a very rude security guard shouted at us in German to leave immediately. We of course went outside immediately and waited for over an hour to see if we could go back into the museum and continue our tour that we paid for but alas they decided to close for the day. We asked to get our money back since we only stayed about 8 minutes but we rudely told by staff to come back the next day to either finish our tour or get our money back. The issue we had was that it was our last day in berlin and we wanted our money back. So the next day we woke up early ( they open at 11 am) we bought a metro ticket, went all the way back to the museum to get our money back and what do we find? The same rude staff from the day before telling us that they do not do refunds. This place is a scam, they take your money, they kick you out and when you ask for a refund since you spent less than 10 minutes inside they say they don't do refunds. Avoid at all costs.