Hamburger Bahnhof is a museum of contemporary art in Berlin, Germany. It is housed in a former railway station that was built in the 19th century and has a neoclassical style. The museum showcases works of art from the second half of the 20th century, including paintings by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Joseph Beuys. The museum is part of the Berlin National Gallery and one of the largest collections of contemporary art in the world.
If you want to visit Hamburger Bahnhof, you need to buy a ticket online or at the ticket office. The ticket costs 14 euros for adults and 7 euros for students and seniors. Children under 18 years old can enter for free. The museum is open from Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The museum is closed on Monday.
To get to Hamburger Bahnhof, you can take the S-Bahn (S3, S5, S7 or S9) or the U-Bahn (U6) and get off at Friedrichstrasse station. From there, you can walk for about 15 minutes or take the bus (147 or 245) and get off at Invalidenpark station. The museum is located on Invalidenstrasse 50-51.
Some tips for visiting Hamburger Bahnhof are:
- Check the website for current exhibitions and events.
- Plan your visit in advance and reserve your time slot online.
- Wear comfortable shoes and clothes, as the museum is very spacious and has different levels.
- Bring your own headphones if you want to use the audio guide, which costs 3 euros.
- Respect the prohibitions of photography, food and drinks, smoking and touching the artworks .
Some of the highlights of Hamburger Bahnhof are:
- The Rieckhallen, a former warehouse that displays large-scale installations by artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Bruce Nauman and Robert Rauschenberg.
- The Kleihueshalle, a former locomotive shed that hosts temporary exhibitions of contemporary art.
- The Historical Hall, the original entrance hall of the railway station that features sculptures by Richard Long and Joseph Beuys.
- The Marx Collection, a private collection of works by Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, Robert Rauschenberg and others.
- The Friedrich Christian Flick Collection, another private collection of works by artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Martin Kippenberger, Cindy Sherman and Ai Weiwei.