The Nationalgalerie’s permanent collection at the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin features major figures and movements in art since 1960, taking up where the Neue Nationalgalerie leaves off. The original impetus for its elaborate redesign was the acquisition of the Erich Marx collection, which has found a permanent home in the Hamburger Bahnhof.
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart including all special exhibitions
In the context of this expanded notion of art, the Nationalgalerie collection is distinguished in particular by its holdings of immersive artists’ rooms, including ones by John Cage, Bill Viola, Peter Campus, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Wolf Vostell, Rebecca Horn, Marcel Broodthaers, and Aernout Mik.
An impressive ilustration of the museum's ambitious mission
The museum’s collection of paintings features works by Gerhard Richter, A.R. Penck, Sigmar Polke and Imi Knoebel. These artists do not proceed from reality in their selection of motifs, but rather from a world determined by the media, and have shaped the development of painting to this day. The museum can impress with magnificent blocks of works by Joseph Beuys, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and Cy Twombly.
These exhibitions and special exhibitions await you at the Hamburger Bahnhof:
✔ 06.09.2020 to 03.01.2021: Magical Soup - Media Art from the Nationalgalerie Collection, the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection at Hamburger Bahnhof and Loans
✔ 01.08.2013 until further notice: Die Sammlungen. The Collections. Les Collections
✔ 14.06.2020 to 10.01.2021: Katharina Grosse - It Wasn't Us: Paintings without Limits
✔ 23.08.2020 to 17.01.2021: Michael Schmidt - Retrospective | Photographs 1965—2014
✔ 25.10.2020 to 28.02.2021: Bunny Rogers | Self Portrait as clone of Jeanne D’Arc
✔ 09.11.2019 to 28.02.2021: Time for Fragments - Works from the Marx Collection and the Nationalgalerie Collection
✔ 10.12.2020 bis 09.05.2021: Baloise 2019 Xinyi Cheng
Health and Safety Measures
Visitors (age 6 and older) and all staff are obliged to wear a mouth and nose covering and to maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 metres from other people. Plexiglas partitions protect all ticket, information and audio guide counters. For the time being no events will take place at the museums. Tour bookings and groups registrations cannot be accepted until further notice.
Visitors must follow a designated course through all exhibition spaces and should avoid forming groups inside the buildings. Signs in front of and inside the museums as well as social distance markers in the operational areas provide information about the health and safety measures to be observed.
Tue, Wed, Fri: 10:00-18:00 o'clock
Thu: 10:00-20:00 o'clock
Sat, Sun: 11: 00-18:00 o'clock
The slot tickets allows entry to the museum for 15 minutes. Upon entry you are permitted to stay as long as you would like. Children and young people under the age of 18 are admitted free of charge. Please note that, until further notice, visits are only possible with one valid time slot ticket per visitor. Tickets cannot be cancelled. You can book a maximum of 10 tickets per order process.
All visitors from 6 years on are obliged to wear a mouth and nose cover, which should be brought along.
A minimum distance of 1.5 meters to other visitors and staff should be maintained.
Ticket validity after purchase
Only for booked day and time
Arrival by public transport
U-Bahn | U55 Hauptbahnhof
S-Bahn | S5, S7, S75 Hauptbahnhof
Tram | M5, M8, M10 Hauptbahnhof
Bus | TXL, 120, 123, 142, 147, 245, M41, M85 Hauptbahnhof