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Hamburger Bahnhof

Invalidenstrasse 50-51 | Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
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Ranked #133 of 443 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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Irvine, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The contents (all cutting-edge contemporary pieces) notwithstanding, the building itself is worth a visit. The conversion was impressive and it houses a good variety of works.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Contemporary arts are hard to understand, at least for me. Very often I found the works there impossible to understand. Surely this would be the problem of my lack of art literacy. Still, I quite enjoy walking in the museum and trying hard to appreciate and understand the arts.

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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Need I say more. It kind of reminded me DIA Beacon. GO GO GO GO. Enjoy a nice coffee in the cafe. Some great exhibits and a memorable exhibition space.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

We came here hoping to see Anselm Kiefer, who's represented in the collection along with Rauschenberg, Warhol and other post-war giants. But they had been hidden away in favor of stark, nose-thumbing conceptual art that was decidedly not to our taste. With the exception of a few pieces by Joseph Beuys, I found nothing here to engage me. Many vast... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Interesting building which suits it's purpose having been a train staton formerly. We went when they were showing(?) the Susan Philipsz sound installation in the main hall. A bit like Tate modern in London it is a very large space to fill but the acoustic installation was effective and made good use of the overall hall. A vast and long... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

OK, so art appreciation is subjective. Here goes anyhow. HB is a great old building, but over the years there seems to be less and less in it. In fact, it seems their whole point is to put as little as possible into the exhibits. Example: a huge white room with one wall painted yellow. Or another huge room empty... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

its was a very great trip to visit.inspriring place for everyone .we all guys enjoying here with fabulos area which mean incourese to taravel again .

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UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

Reading other reviews of berlin galleries it seems that German gallery attendants have a reputation for being a bit...strict. The bad news is that the examples at hamburger banhof totally reinforce that reputation. One seems to be lurking at every corner, following you with their eyes or shadowing your moves from room to room. Step too close to a painting,... More

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