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Hamburger Bahnhof (Museum of Contemporary Art)

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Interior of the Hamburger Bahnhof

The Hamburger Bahnhof (Museum of Contemporary Art) is considered to be one of the most famous buildings of contemporary art. The collection that is housed in the Hamburger Bahnhof chronologically ties together works from the New National Gallery and art work from 1960 to modern times. A striking characteristic for this time are the upheavals and new definitions in painting, the continuation of classical sculptures in object art, the special role of photography and multimedia concepts in video and film. 

Opening Hours Hamburger Bahnhof

Monday: closed
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10.00 AM – 06.00 PM
Thursday: 10.00 AM – 08.00 PM
Saturday and Sunday: 11.00 AM – 06.00 PM

Admission fee Hamburger Bahnhof

Admission: € 14

Address Hamburger Bahnhof

Invalidenstraße 50-51
10557 Berlin-Tiergarten

+49 (0) 30-266 42 42 42

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Directions Hamburger Bahnhof

U: U55 to Hauptbahnhof
S: S5, S7, S75 to Hauptbahnhof
Bus: TXL, 120, 123, 142, 147, 245, M41, M85, N20, N40 to Hauptbahnhof
Tram: M5, M8, M10 to Hauptbahnhof

Highlights Hamburger Bahnhof

  • One of the most famous museums of contemporary art
  • Artworks by Joseph Beuys, Anselm Kiefer, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol
  • Alternating, thematic exhibitions
  • Housed in the old train station building of the Berlin–Hamburg railway

Description Hamburger Bahnhof (Museum of Contemporary Art)

The entrance hall of this museum was formerly a train station in Berlin and was built in the 1840s—making this train station building one of the oldest in all of Germany. It also still has the largest, last remaining and fully intact terminal station in Berlin, which served as the starting point of the Berlin-Hamburg train. This train station was already in use for passenger service as well as for the transportation of goods wagons in 1884. Since the beginning of the 20th century, the building was used as a museum, then later as a construction & traffic museum. However, the building was given to the German Technology Museum after World War II and is now home to not only exhibition rooms and a restaurant, but also to Berlin’s national gallery for contemporary art. 

Visit the largest building of the National Gallery, where objects from the Old National Gallery, the New National Gallery, from the Friedrichswerder Church, the Berggruen Museum, and the Schaft-Gerstenberg Collection can be found. The admission ticket into the Hamburger Bahnhof- Museum for Contemporary Art is already paid for by your Berlin WelcomeCard. With this, you can skip ticketing lines and save a lot of time. One of the highlights of the Hamburger Bahnhof is the private collection of Erich Marx who had lead the establishment of the Museum for Contemporary Art. However many other works by various artists can be found here too—art by artists like Joseph Beuys, Anselm Kiefer, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol. Art rooms dedicated to John Cage, Bill Viola, and many more artists can also be visited here.

Despite the museum’s vast exhibition area, it is not possible to showcase all of the objects from the museum’s collection all at once. For this reason, the museum sets up rotating, thematic exhibitions that are not defined by time, but are defined openly and comprehensively conceptualized in which all of the media forms that the artists used are presented. 

 The opening times of the Hamburger Bahnhof (Museum for Contemporary Art) can be found on our website. For information about exhibitions that are currently happening, please visit the website of the museum. A visit to this museum is also a very special experience for children. With the help of regular and knowledgeable museum escorts and pencils (which you can get for free at the counter), young visitors can give ideas about observing art in a playful way.

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