Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof

About the location

Since November 1996, Hamburger Bahnhof has housed Nationalgalerie’s Museum für Gegenwart (Museum for Contemporary Art). Parallel to temporary exhibitions, the museum also presents works from its own important collections in a series of rotating exhibitions on the 10,000 square meters of space at its disposal. The exhibitions use monographic and thematic constellations, surprising dialogues, and the context of art history to present works from the Nationalgalerie, the Marx and Marzona Collections, as well as the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection in Hamburger Bahnhof in all parts of the museum.

The building was erected in the mid-nineteenth century as one of the first terminal stations of the rail system. In the early twentieth century, the structure was converted into a museum of transportation and technology. After a reconstruction by the architect Josef Paul Kleihues, the Hamburger Bahnhof reopened on November 2, 1996 as Museum für Gegenwart. As part of the reconstruction, the so-called Kleihueshalle was built. In 2004, a former goods depot was converted by the architects Kühn Malvezzi into the so-called Rieckhallen, adjoining the main building to the north and intended for the presentation of contemporary art.

opening hours

Opening Hours
Tue – Fri: 10am – 6pm
Sat: 11am- 8pm
Sun: 11am – 6pm

How to get there

U6 (Naturkundemuseum)
S3, S5, S7, S75 (Hauptbahnhof)
M6, M8, 12 (Naturkundemuseum)
M41, M85, TXL (Hauptbahnhof); 120, 123, 147, 240, 245 (Invalidenpark)