Embark on a 3-hour private tour of the expansive contemporary art collection at Belin’s Hamburger Bahnhof. Explore the museum with an expert guide and familiarize yourself with works by contemporary masters such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.
What to Expect
Familiarize yourself with the work of some of the biggest names in contemporary art on a 3-hour guided tour of Berlin's Hamburger Bahnhof.
Erected in the mid-19th century, the structure initially served as one of the first terminal stations of the rail system, and is one of the last neoclassical stations left standing in Germany. After a lengthy reconstruction by architect Josef Paul Kleihues, the Hamburger Bahnhof re-opened in 1996 as the Museum for Contemporary Art.
Your tour kicks off with a detailed look into the works of artists of the avant-garde, who exploded the boundaries of traditional art.
Feast your eyes on large-format works by contemporary pioneers such as Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, and Roy Lichtenstein. The collection includes elaborate installations as well as filmic spaces by artists including Paul McCarthy, Jason Rhoades, and David Weiss.
Wander the ground floor of the western side of the building, which is dedicated to the eccentric genius, Joseph Beuys. See rare works, including his media archive and related ephemera.
Enjoy a brief pause and well-deserved coffee break in the Sarah Wiener Café between collections.
On the second half of the tour you’ll move on to the contemporary painting collection, where the focus is on groundbreaking works by Gerhard Richter and Georg Baselitz, as well as Neo Rauch and Daniel Richter.
The aim of this tour is to offer a comprehensive view of famous individual works of art, while helping to build bridges between art movements and individual artists of different decades.
What's Not Included
- Admission to Hamburger Bahnhof
Know Before You Go
Admission to the Hamburger Bahnhof is not included in the tour price. Admission fees are as follows:
Individual – EUR 14.00; Students and seniors, EUR 7.00
Online shop – EUR 13.00; Students and seniors EUR 6.50
Your guide can either help you purchase tickets or the tour supplier can send you a separate email invoice for your tickets so that the guide can purchase them in advance, sparing you a wait in the long entrance lines.
If you have a Berlin Pass, your admission to the Hamburger Bahnhof is included. Please inform your guide if this is the case.
The knowledgeable guides are professors, doctoral students, historians, journalists, art critics, and published authors.