The Hamburger Bahnhof was built in the mid-19th century as one of the early history of the railway terminus. Beginning of the 20th century, the building was expanded into a museum for transport and construction.
After a long renovation by the architect Josef Paul Kleinhues the Hamburger Bahnhof was re-opened on 2 November 1996 as "Museum of the Present" . He counts with his total number of art works from the 1960s to the present and its diverse exhibition program to of the world's largest and most important museums of contemporary art.
The museum also impresses from the outside. The American artist Dan Flavin designed a two-tone light installation - both, the loggia of the main facade and the two crossings of the Ehrenhofflügeln shine in blue and green neon light. This light installation has become the symbol of the house. Address:
10557 Berlin www.hamburgerbahnhof.de
Opening times: Tue-Fri 10am - 6pm, Sa 1am - 8pm, Sun 11am - 6pm
S-Bahn Station: Hauptbahnhof: S5, S7, S75