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Hamburger Bahnhof Museum

Description

Berlin's Hamburger Bahnhof is home to one of the world's biggest collection of contemporary art.

The building was inaugurated in 1846 as a train station with a neoclassical-industial style structure that can be seen at the main hall. 

It was originally designed by Arch. Friedrich Neuhaus as a precedent to train station designs of the 19th Century.  

Since 1884 it has no longer functioned as a train station, since then it was adapted for residential, administrative and finally cultural use.  

After being damaged during WWII the building was a no man's land during the east-west division of the city. Since 1984 the building was again used as a museum and after the reconstruction of Arch. Josef Paul Kleihues the building was reopened in 1996 as what is now the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart (Museum for the Present).  


"Each exhibition remains long in the memory. My favorite so far is Cloud Cities by Tomás Saraceno (2011)." -Alicja, Transport Manager.

Photography by Alicja
  • Invalidenstraße 50-51, 10557 Berlin-Tiergarten, Germany

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Hamburger Bahnhof Museum