Hamburger Bahnhof

Price guide: Expensive

Invalidenstraße 50-51, Berlin, 10557

Price guide: Expensive

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Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
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Expert review of Hamburger Bahnhof

One of Berlin's finest contemporary art spaces.

A former railway station, (its use as a train station was actually short lived, opening in 1847 before it stopped serving the railways in 1884), the Hamburger Bahnhof is now one of Berlin’s finest contemporary art museums. The museum’s impressive Neoclassical design is reason enough to visit. Closed for a period during the Cold War, the building underwent a lengthy restoration and was reopened in 1996 as a museum for contemporary art. Exhibits focus on art created after 1960 and include work from notables such as Joseph Beuys, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly and more. Recent expansions include some films, and there are constantly changing special exhibits on display.

Price advice: 

A House Ticket including temporary exhibitions is 12 euros and concessions are 6 euros.

Expert tips: 
Thursdays from 2pm-6pm are free, although you can only view the collections and not the special exhibitions with this deal.
There are free public guided tours given in English on Saturdays and Sundays at 12pm.
Stop by after dark, when the museum’s façade is bathed in blue and green light.

More information on Hamburger Bahnhof:

Price guide:
Architectural site, Art gallery, Museum
Invalidenstraße 50-51, Berlin, 10557
030 3978 3411
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Tue-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 11am-6pm. Closed Mondays.
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