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Hamburger Bahnhof

Invalidenstrasse 50-51 | Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
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Ranked #149 of 467 Attractions in Berlin
Type: Art Museums
Traveler Description: Exhibition at the Hamburger Bahnhof.   Immediately on entering the foyer of the decade old “Museum of the Present” and walking under the steel arches... more »
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Cape Town
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I have been to the Hamburger Bahnhof quite a few times, and again in July. Very spontaenously booked a tour and it was well worth to be guided through the permament collection for a good hour. The guide covered the substantial Beuys and Warhol collections, Rauschenberg and a few other contemporary artists. I like the space and would definitely recommend... More

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Cervo, Italia
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79 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

To visit only if you are a lover of extreme forms of art, like that of Joseph Beuys. The greatest attraction is the building itself, once a busy railway station, now a collection of contemporary art. It is airy, silent, disquieting, even creepy. A far cry from the imposing, reassuring beauty of the Pergamon Museum.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A cutting edge contemporary art museum in a cleverly converted rail station with lots of room for big contemporary room sized installations. An outstanding core collection of modern and contemporary masters with beautiful Warhols but we had the most fun with the Bruce Nauman video and other contemporary installations. Nice little cafe for a cup of coffee and cake.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

On comparing this to the Pompidou art gallery in Paris is like comparing the Eiffel Tower to a lamppost. Overpriced, hard to navigate and half empty with grumpy staff who watch you like a hawk. There needs to be a lot more in this gallery to warrant the high admission fee

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10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

A variety of paintings showing Klee`s imagination, desire and dedication while you will be fascinated by his art.

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Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The museum itself is set in the old main train station. Quite pricey admission. Great contemporary pieces on show as well as numerous Warhol's.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We went mostly to see the Warhols and Lichensteins. The former were interesting but small in number. The Lichensteins were "in the depot" despite being advertised. Nobody could tell us why. The galleries were poorly laid out and there was absolutely nothing in the way of explanation. At €14 euros it is astonishingly poor value. The staff were grumpy. Unless... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Pretty much the same as any gallery you go to, there's always some good stuff and always some bad stuff. I like to leave an art gallery and have something to talk or think about. There was one piece of art that interested me which was a foot painting on a wall. The Andy Warhol stuff is good but not... More

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Irvine, California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The amount of Josef Beuys works is staggering, I have only seen more in books. This is a museum only for those who truly love Contemporary Art and understand conceptual art and the notion that in the 'nothingness is the somethingness'. The space is cavernous and supports the work very well. It is easy to get to on the S-ban... More

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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We arrived from Tubingen/Stuttgart and found the Hauptbahnhof to be centrally located for what we wanted to visit. We easily walked to our hotel near Alster Lake, and down to the harbor/canal area, which I highly recommend. Look for the new Elbe Philharmonic building on the tip of the canal islands. And the "Mississippi Queen" river boat!

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