This large exhibition is one of the most important museums for modern art in Germany. The Hamburger Bahnhof is the oldest railway station building in Germany (dating from 1846). No trains have stopped here for more than 100 years. Since 1996, the Hamburger Bahnhof has housed the Museum für Gegenwart, an art museum for works from recent years. Since there was not enough space in the building, extra halls were built. Today, the Museum für Gegenwart Hamburger Bahnhof is one of the largest museums of art in Berlin. It is only a few hundred meters away from Berlin central station and therefore easy to reach.
Our tip: With the Museum Pass 3 days to over 30 museums in Berlin
Great boat tour for tourists Berlin center (1 hour)
Every day in the season thousands of tourists take a trip on an excursion boat in the center of Berlin. By far the most popular tour starts in the center of Berlin and passes many sights such as government district with Reichstag and Chancellery, Museum Island and Berlin Cathedral. The excursion by ship lasts about 1 hour and costs 18 euros. You should definitely book online, with a guarantee of a seat:
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Entrance fees Hamburger Bahnhof Museum
If you only go to the Museum für Gegenwart, you already pay an entrance fee of 14 euros as an adult. It is much better for Berlin tourists to buy the Berlin Museum Pass for 29 euros. The Museum Pass can be purchased on the internet on this link.
. Then you can visit as many participating museums (over 30) as you like for 3 days. The museum pass is also valid in the big museums on the Berlin Museum Island and in another museum for modern art, the Berlinische Galerie in Kreuzberg.
Opening hours Museum für Gegenwart
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Long Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and public holiday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Directions, other sights nearby
The museum is close to the main station Berlin. Go out the main station at the main entrance and turn right into the large Invalidenstraße. Shortly before crossing the river Spree you will find the Museum für Gegenwart in the Hamburger Bahnhof on the left side (about 200 meters).
If you walk from the Hamburger Bahnhof over the Spree and immediately after the river on the right you are at the worth seeing Medizinhistorisches Museum Berlin. Like the Hamburger Bahnhof on the left side in the Invalidenstraße is the big and famous Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. All 3 museums can and should be visited with the Museum Pass Berlin.
Info Museum for Contemporary Art Berlin Hamburger Bahnhof
The museum consists of the station building itself and a huge new hall, which is connected to the main building by a corridor. There is a lot to see for fans of modern art. These are not only pictures, but also some very large sculptures, films, multimedia works of art and much more. Most of the works of art were created after the 2nd World War, much of the Museum für Gegenwart is from recent years.
Among the well-known artists whose works are exhibited in the Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin are such well-known names as Andy Warhol, Joseph Beuys or Roy Lichtenstein. But there are also special exhibitions and temporary exhibitions. These are mostly by artists currently living and working. In our opinion, the Museum für Gegenwart in Berlin Mitte is one of the largest museums for modern art in Europe, both in terms of its exhibition space and the quality of its works of art. Not everyone has access to modern art. Those who are interested should definitely visit the museum on their trip to Berlin. The great Museum Pass Berlin is valid at the Hamburger Bahnhof.