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Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

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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. Plan to visit Hamburger Bahnhof during your Berlin vacation using our convenient Berlin trip planner .
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  • €10 to see twenty works, here's what I remember. A scam so. Many closed rooms and no signage to inform. It is only when we complain hospitality we informs us, seeming normal to charge €10 instead of 14. But €10, it is still far too expensive for what is offered.
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  • The exhibition space is medium size. I visit the show of Beuys and a really great exhibition on sculpture, there were exhibited pieces from ancient to contemporary artist place next to another in a ve...  more »
  • A dip in contemporary art and beyond. The Museum is very interesting for those who love modern art.
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  • Short walk from Berlin Central train station. Easy to find. Very reasonably priced considering the vast amount of art works here. 14 euro to see everything including the temporary exhibitions, keep your ticket handy as the staff scan it at various sections. Plenty of clean bathrooms and a busy but efficient restaurant serving coffee, cakes and full hot meals. Staff speak english and are always close by to help. You can take photos without the flash. Some very important and well known artists on display with a vibrant schedule for temporary exhibitions featuring new talent. Be prepared to wander for at least an hour and a half.
  • Best museum I’ve ever been to. Staff is super friendly and speaks English very good. They are very nice and helpful. Exhibitions are cool and there’s a lot of them so anybody can choose something they are interested in. Definitely must see, even if your not a fan of contemporary art.
  • The entrance is 14 euros and I was disappointed in the quality of the work shown. Don't expect to see many examples of established artist (a few Warhols in one gallery, but mostly so-so work from contemporary unknowns). I suppose it is all relative as I was in the Reina Sofia in Madrid last week and for 10 euros saw an amazing, extensive collection of both modern greats and compelling work from contemporary lesser known artists. This was more installations that felt like student work without strong ideas or professional execution.
  • Converted train station into a museum. It has lots of exhibition space but not many works. You'll take time in the museum only if you watch all the movies. Artwork is modern and performance art. It is very experiencial. Very different from other museums in Berlin
  • A great selection of modern and contemporary art contained within a huge space. The architecture alone is worth a visit. We attended during Berlin Art week. Entry price was good for the sheer amount of work on show. Staff were friendly and spoke some English.
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