21 February 2013

Berlin Boogie: Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart

Sometimes, I use the weekends to sight-see. So one weekend, I was here to check out the exhibits in the Hamburger Bahnhof. This building used to be Berlin's train station back in the 1800s. Now, the old building is repurposed to serve as Berlin's contemporary art museum.

This is the front of the building. It features high ceilings and extends very long into the back. After all, it was a train station, where all trains departed from here on their way to Hamburg.

The following are just a sampling of some of the artwork that I found particularly interesting. It was a big museum, and it would take ages to show all the artwork here in my blog.

I loved this glowing bed. Somehow, I find it erotic.


This airplane is actually made of paper, but the way it was done makes it look like it would take-off any time!

This piece is actually 3-dimensional. There is a painting at the back, but it extends to the front with the characters, creating depth.


Big foam.

I like this collection of creepy people. They look so innocent, being a collection of elderly citizens, but at the same time, their looks are so creepy.


This weird multi-media installation is also apparently art.

This is a Peugeot in a cube.

And this is a scattered collection of black boards on a platform.

So, I do recommend this museum for people who are fans of modern art. It may not be for everyone, but the thought behind the pieces are quite nifty and funny at times even.


  1. For a second I was confused and thought you found Mao erotic... and then I realized I was looking at the wrong picture. Phew! :-D

    1. Zhu,

      Oh god, Chairman Mao was never my type. :-/