• Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Germany

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    Opening Hours Mon closed Tue 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Wed 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Thu 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Fri 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sat 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sun 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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    Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart

    Berlin
    Germany

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    Institution type

    Museum

    Category

    • Contemporary
    • Emerging Artists

    About

    After a lengthy reconstruction by architect Josef Paul Kleihues, the Hamburger Bahnhof reopened on 2 November 1996 as the "Museum für Gegenwart" (Museum for Contemporary Art). The building was erected in the mid-19th century as one of the first terminal stations of the rail system. In the early 20th century, the structure was converted into a museum of transport and construction. The station's architecture, its impressive Neoclassical façade, flanked by two towers, the grand industrial hall of the entrance area, and the wings of the cours d'honneur flanking the garden of the inner courtyard: all of these elements constitute special attractions for visitors to Berlin. Only the east wing, the so-called Kleihues Hall, was reconstructed in the style of a high vaulted grand gallery on the occasion of the 1996 reopening.

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