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“This bunker is interesting, what is inside - well, depends”

Sammlung Boros - Boros Bunker - Boros Collection
Ranked #85 of 928 things to do in Berlin
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Owner description: Art collection housed in a former bunker
Reviewed September 25, 2013

This is as far as I know the only surviving bunker of this type in Berlin. It is definitely not pretty. An ugly cement colossus, several stories high. Originally built for 3000 people, but we were told that during the Second World War as many as 30.000 people were crammed into it. You cannot just visit the place. You have to make reservations beforehand. The bunker has been converted into a museum for contemporary art by its present private owner who by the way has built himself a penthouse on top of the thing. If you are into installation art, this is the place to go. If you are not, maybe you can find better things to do. I did appreciate the Wei-Wei tree though.The owner has had certain modifications done to the bunker in order to make it suitable for an art museum, but most of it stands as it was built because - believe it or not - the bunker is under "Denkmalschutz", i.e. it is protected. Don`t say the Germans lack humour !

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Reviewed September 20, 2013

This grim World War 2 bunker houses a modern art museum created by Mr and Mrs Boros. The bunker is a spectacle in itself and prompts you to think hard about how the ordinary people of Berlin survived during the allied bombing raids of WW2. It was later used by the Stasi, and serves as a grim reminder of that time. A visit to the museum is by guided tour taking around 1.5 hours - we were sceptical when we first went in, but the time passed all too quickly; our guide explained the strange works - we were encouraged to think 'out of the box' and all-in-all this was a stimulating experience. Tours need to be booked in advance and there are special tours in English. Worth seeing, particularly if you have been to Berlin previously and visited the main tourist sites.

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

You need to book. It is very central and easy to find. The bunker is an amazing space -it would be interesting to visit without the art. With the art, it was spectacular! The guided tour was brilliant- interesting and informative. The art was amazing. If you are in Berlin try to go to this collection- it was the best thing from our 5 day visit.

1  Thank alibLeigh
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

I loved this place. We had a very knowledgeable guide called Andrea, a student of art history. She was great, allowing us to look around the exhibits and realising that the location was also an attraction for us too. You need to book in advance as it is very popular. Be sure to choose the right language tour, either German or language. Really interesting place - something different to do!

2  Thank visitor049
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

As noted by others, WW2 bunker converted to private art collection. Knowledgeable docents. Kind of hit or miss on the art - remember it's a private collection so the owners taste may not be the same as yours. In our case we liked about two thirds of it.

1  Thank Edward R
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