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“Quite an interesting items”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hamburger Bahnhof

Hamburger Bahnhof
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Private Half-Day Berlin Hamburger Bahnhof Tour with Art Historian
Ranked #138 of 806 things to do in Berlin
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Rishon Lezion, Israel
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“Quite an interesting items”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

I found several interesting exhibitions in the Hamburger Bahnhof museum in January 2014, as well the permanent exhibition is very interesting (includes work by Joseph Beuys and Andy Warhol for example).
The current sculptures exhibition in the main hall is good too.
Not all the museum was worth it, but that's like the contemporary art usually is.

The book shop is good too with many kinds of items.

I used the Museum Card (which is given for 3 days) for the entrance ticket.

Visited January 2014
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“Body Pressure, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

This show has been running for some little while in Berlin's main contemporary arts museum, and shows until January 2014. Examining the study of the human form within contemporary sculpture and including some 2 dozen or more pieces from the Nationalgalerie collection, this venue is the ideal location for the show, with its clear space and excellent natural lighting.

Visitors are greeted by the sensationalist Paul McCarthy Michael Jackson and Bubbles, but it is the other far more provocative pieces on display into whose often disturbing but very real worlds that your gaze is arrested. Your mind quickly follows the eyes, as one by the one the other works ensnares you.

Although the show concentrates on the contemporary, one piece in the centre of the former station concourse, by Wilhelm Lehmbruck from the early 20th Century stands out, the weight of the world an unbearable burden upon the shoulders and heart of the figure, wracked on his knees, his head on the floor.

The show is not all dark and displays a wide range across the human condition, and is an absolute must see before it finishes in January 2014.

Visited November 2013
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“Amazing space for the cntemporary art museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

The space is incredible and the exhibits are nicely documented. The particular exhibits on view when we visited however were of limited interest. 14 euro is kind of high if only a portion of the museum is interesting to you. Check the exhibits beforehand - if they interest you, it is well worth the price because the setting is spectacular. Consider lunch or high tea at the Sarah Weiner restaurant.

Visited November 2013
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“Not worth a special trip”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

The building's architecture is only so-so. This is nowhere near as grand as the Gare d'Orsay in Paris. Admittedly, like much of Berlin it was destroyed, but the rebuilt structure isn't much to look at once you're inside.

The exhibit is extremely limited. They just don't have much of a collection and the exhibit currently on view left me cold.

Visited November 2013
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“Amazing exibiton”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

I had the opportunity to see Hilma Klint, an abstract painter of the past century. It was incredible! Fantastic.
We have had just a problem. The museum is not well sinalized as our expectation for a cultural attraction in Germany. We and other people are lost very close to the museum. No signs around and on the building. It is a shame.
Flavio Maia

Visited October 2013
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