DeutschFrançaisItaliano
Museums

Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart

The Hamburger Banhof Museum für Gegenwart (Museum for Contemporary Art) is Berlin’s most important exhibition space dedicated exclusively to contemporary art from the 1950s to the present.
Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin
© Manfred Brückels/ Creative Commons

The reconstruction and conversion of the 1840’s neo-renaissance building – Berlin’s only remaining rail Terminus from bygone days – by Josef Paul Kleihus, resulted in the re-opening of the Hamburger Banhof on 2 November, 1996 with a 13,000 sq m exhibition surface after four years of extensive renovation by architect Josef Paul Kleihues.

As part of Berlin’s Nationalgalerie and its third location, the museum houses three highly prestigious collections. Along with the permanent Nationalgalerie collection are the renowned Frederick Christian Flick, Erich Marx and Marzona collections.

Since 1996 Hamburger has consistently consolidated its reputation as one of the world’s most highly-regarded contemporary art museums. In 2004 the prestigious Friedrich Christian Flick collection encompassing ca 2,000 works by approximately 150 artists was housed in the refurbished former freight depots of the Lehrter Banhof which became the converted Hall, or East wing, known as “Rieckhallen”. As a long-term loan it will remain on display until 2011. In 2,002 the collection was again enlarged by the acquisition of Egidio Marzona’s collection of Conceptual Art and Arte Povera.

The core elements of the museum’s collection stem from the legacy of Berlin collector Dr. Erich Marx who assembled some of the greatest masterpieces of the mid 20th century - works from contemporary giants such as the provocative German ‘enfant terrible’ Joseph Beuys, Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, Anselm Kiefer. Amongst the key pieces are iconic works of art such as Warhol’s ‘Mao’ and Joseph Beuys’ installations including over 450 drawings from Beuys and 60 sketches from Andy Warhol. Conceived as a showcase for the multi-media dimension of contemporary international art the scope of the museums’ exhibits encompasses other contemporary art forms such as film, video, design and photography with installation work from Nam June Paik and experimental work from artists such as Sol Lewitt, Marchel Duchamp and Sigmar Polke and Jason Rhoades.

Address: Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart
Invalidenstr. 50
10557 Berlin
Phone: 030 39 78 34 39
Internet: www.smb.museum.php
Opening Hours: Tue-Fri 10-18, Sat 11-20, Sun 11-18
Admission Fee: 14,- Euro, red. 7,- Euro
Guided Tours: Guided tours by arrangement (phone: 030 2 66 36 66)

Public transportation

Bus
Tram
Nearby
Source: SMPK, Bearbeitung: berlin.de
Last edited: 23. February 2017

max 17°C
min 7°C
Partly cloudy with light rain showers Extended Forecast »

New Year's Eve parties in Berlin

Party in berlin
Prepare yourself for the biggest parties Berlin has to offer and get tickets for the most spectacular New Year's Eve 2017 celebrations. more »

Over 27 Accor hotels in Berlin

Accor Hotels in Berlin
Accor welcomes you to over 27 modern and unique hotels in Berlin. Enjoy the special ambience and hospitality for a small price e.g. at Mercure, Novotel, ibis... more »

Find Hotels in Berlin

Hotel in Berlin
Find and book your ideal hotel in Berlin more »

Bed & Breakfast in Berlin

Symbolbild Pensionen
Search and book affordable and centrally located pensions in Berlin more »

Events & Festivals in Berlin

Classic Open Air in Berlin
Events and festivals in Berlin: Highlights of the Berlin culture programme, tips for theater, opera, concerts, movies, trade fairs and more »

The Berlin tourist pass

Berlin Welcome Card - VisitBerlin
Explore Berlin and take advantage of the Berlin WelcomeCard! Unlimited travel and savings of up to 50%. more »

Attractions & Sights

Brandenburg Tor
Berlin’s top attractions, palaces and monuments with address, photos, public transport details and more »

Ticket Search in English

Tickets
Find & buy tickets online for concerts, events and more »

Markets & Flea Markets

flea markets in berlin
Berlin's most popular flea markets and antique markets with adresses, opening hours, public transport and map. more »

Berlin Photo Galleries in German

Berlin
Pictures of sights, monuments, places of interest and more »
(Bilder: dpa; Accorhotels 2012; VisitBerlin; BerlinOnline/argus/flashpics/fotolia.com; Antje Kraschinski)