Hg2 : The Hedonist

Hamburger Bahnhof

One of Berlin’s contemporary museums, the striking facade of Hamburger Bahnhof (a former 19th-century railway station) is an indication of its newer incarnation as a museum of ultra-modern and conceptual art. Dan Flavin’s stunning dichromatic installation is particularly impressive after dark. The permanent collection was bequeathed mainly by Erich Marx and includes works by Andy Warhol (with some great pre-pop-art drawings from the 1950s) and Joseph Beuys (with a video archive of all his taped performances). In 2002, the collection was enlarged significantly by the acquisition of Egidio Marzona’s study collection of Conceptual Art and Arte Povera, and more recently found space for the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection, on loan for an initial period of seven years. Other pieces can be found by Sol LeWitt, Bruce Nauman, Anselm Kiefer and many others. Temporary exhibitions from a range of high-calibre contemporary artists can be found on the upper floors. The bookshop is fantastically comprehensive and the café fairly pleasant too. Admission is free 2-6pm every Thursday.

Invaladienstra┬že 50-51,
+49 30 397 834 39
Opening Times
Tue-Fri 10.00am-6.00pm; Sat 11.00am-8.00pm; Sun 11.00am-6.00pm.
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