The Hamburger Bahnhof-Museum für Gegenwart, for art's sake

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The Hamburger Bahnhof-Museum für Gegenwart, for art's sake

The city's oldest railway station houses the wonderful Museum for Contemporary Art, very popular with Berlin's youth.

The Hamburger Bahnhof-Museum für Gegenwart, the old station linking the capital to Hamburg, is today home to 10,000 sqm of exhibition space dedicated exclusively to contemporary art from the 1950s to the present. Badly damaged during the Second World War, the building was converted in 1996. The historical details mixed with modern architecture provide the perfect setting for this great collection. The works of art, which come from the collection of the State Museums of Berlin and the private collection of Erich Marx, are by, among others, Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Anselm Kiefer, and Joseph Beuys. Open since 2004, the Rieck-Hallen are large exhibition areas adjoining the museum. It contains part of the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection and temporary exhibitions held here have shown the works of Bruce Nauman, Sol LeWitt, Nam June Paik, Gerhard Richter, and Sigmar Polke. The museum also houses a modern restaurant, the Sarah Wiener, which serves a very good lunch.

Hamburger Bahnhof-Museum für Gegenwart
Invalidenstraße 50-51
10557 Berlin

+49 (0)30 266 42 42 42