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Hamburger Bahnhof

Invalidenstrasse 50-51 | Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
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Ranked #140 of 452 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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Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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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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