Even though Berlin is teeming with various artistic and cultural events and venues on pretty much every step of its busy bohemian streets, there is one place in particular that always manages to capture my mind and one I definitely consider to be among the most intriguing art spaces in this entire city.
That place is Hamburger Banhof, contemporary art museum which sometime in the nineteenth century used to serve as a railway station. Even the exterior alone of the museum is fascinating, presenting a weird blend of the past and future, looking almost ethereal. I have visited Hamburger Bahnhof twice on separate occasions, and have paid extra both times so I could see the active exhibition. The first one involved the entire vast interior filled with hay and real life parrots and reindeer (!). The other one, even though not as instantly shocking, was also quite interesting. In the Kleihueshalle, I was able to observe works of some of the most important artists of the twentieth century, such as Anselm Kiefer, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol and others. To all art lovers visiting Berlin, Hamburger Bahnhof will be a true treat.