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Hamburger Bahnhof – tickets, prices, timings


Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin houses one of the best collections of contemporary art in the world.

At this museum in a building of the former train station, you will see art from the 1960s to the present day. 

It is locally known as Museum für Gegenwart and presents its collection in various exhibitions.

Whatever be your interest – Pop Art, Expressionism, or Minimalism – the museum helps you how each art form developed over the years.

This article covers everything you must know before booking tickets for the Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin. 

What to expect

Originally serving as a terminus for trains heading to Hamburg, the station underwent several transformations over the years until it was finally repurposed as a contemporary art museum.

Today, Hamburger Bahnhof is a hub for contemporary paintings, sculptures, multimedia installations, and conceptual art.

During your visit, you will see works by Joseph Beuys, Cy Twombly, Anselm Kiefer, and more than 60 sketches by Andy Warhol.

Set your gaze upon Berlin collector Dr. Erich Marx’s mid 20th-century masterpieces.

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Where to buy tickets

You can buy Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin tickets online or offline at the attraction.

Online tickets tend to be cheaper than tickets at the venue.

When you buy online, you can avoid the long queues at the attraction’s ticket counters.

When you book early, you also get your preferred time slot.

Because some attractions sell a limited number of tickets, during peak days they may sell out. Booking early helps avoid last-minute disappointments.

How online tickets work

Go to Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof’s booking page, select your preferred date and number of tickets, and buy the tickets right away.

Once you purchase the attraction’s tickets, they get delivered to your email address. 

There is no need to get printouts of the ticket. 

On the day of your visit, present the e-ticket on your smartphone at the entrance and walk in.

Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin ticket prices

Tickets for Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin cost €12 for adults aged 18 years and above. 

Students aged 18 years and above pay a discounted price of €6.

Students must show an ID to claim the reduced price.

Children aged 17 years and younger can enter for free and do not require a ticket.

Hamburger Bahnhof’s tickets

Visitors in Hamburger Bahnhof
Image: Smb.museum

This Hamburger Bahnhof ticket gives you complete access to permanent and temporary exhibitions.

When you book these Skip The Line tickets online, you get a hassle-free entry without standing in long queues at the ticket counter.

With this ticket, you can see 50 drawings from Beuys, 60 sketches from Andy Warhol, contemporary projects in video, design, and photography and the list goes on!

Cost of tickets

Regular ticket ( 18+ years): €12

Reduced ticket (with ID): €6
For students and disabled visitors

Youth ticket (up to 17 years): Free
Only in combination with a regular ticket or reduced ticket

How to reach Hamburger Bahnhof

Hamburger Bahnhof is located in the Moabit district opposite the Charite hospital.

Address: Invalidenstraße 50, 10557 Berlin, Germany. Get directions

You can reach the attraction both by public or private transport.

By bus

Hauptbahnhof is the nearest bus stop, only a 5-minute walk.

By subway

S+U-Bahn Hauptbahnhof is the nearest subway station.

By tram

Hauptbahnhof is the nearest station.

By car

If you’re traveling by car, turn on your Google Maps and get started.

There is no on-site car parking available. However, there are several parking spaces nearby.

Hamburger Bahnhof’s timings

From Tuesday to Sunday, Hamburger Bahnhof opens at 10 am daily.

It closes at 6 pm, all three the week except for Thursday when it remains open till 8 pm. 

The contemporary art museum remains closed on Mondays.

The last admission is 30 minutes before closing.

How long does Hamburger Bahnhof take?

Visitors typically spend around two to three hours in Hamburger Bahnhof.

Once inside, you can explore the Museum at your own pace.

Best time to visit Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin

Due to its popularity, the Altes Museum in Berlin can get quite crowded.

Visiting it early in the day, around as soon as it opens at 10 am, is a better choice for a quieter experience.

FAQs about Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin

Here are some questions visitors usually ask before visiting Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof.

Where can I book tickets for the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin?

Tourists can buy tickets for the attraction online or at the venue on the day of their visit. For the best experience, we suggest you book your tickets online in advance.

What if I’m late to my booked time slot?

You can enter the Hamburger Bahnhof up to 15 minutes after your time slot begins.

Is Berlin‘s Hamburger Bahnhof wheelchair accessible for people with disabilities?

Yes, the Museum is wheelchair accessible to accommodate visitors with mobility challenges.

Is there a cafe or restaurant available on-site?

Yes, there is a café at the Hamburger Bahnhof.

Can I cancel my visit to the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin?

Cancel until 11:59 pm the day before you visit and get a full refund. Ensure you purchase the refundable ticket option.


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