For three days – Friday, 16 June, 10 am to 10 pm, Saturday, 17 June and Sunday, 18 June, 2023, 11 am to 6 pm – Hamburger Bahnhof celebrates the launch of the three new collection presentations with free admission to all exhibitions and programs.
At the same time, the summer music series "Berlin Beats" will kick off with a DJ set by Ellen Allien in the museum's garden (16 June, 7 pm); on the following two days, artist talks will be held with Eva Fàbregas, Zineb Sedira, and Selma Selman, among others, as well as behind-the-scenes tours of the museum and all exhibitions.
The entire museum opens up to the public: the inner courtyard becomes an open-air stage and art picnic area, visitors dance the tango in the historic hall, build a giant sculpture, collect sounds for the Hamburger Bahnhof soundtrack, or use the walls of the Rieckhallen as a pop-up drawing studio.
With the admission-free weekend "Open House. Tage der offenen Tür," the museum also celebrates the permanent preservation of the site through the purchase of the Rieckhallen by the state of Berlin and of the historic building by the federal government in November 2022. The building complex and the gardens are now listed under historic preservation and will be permanently accessible to the people of Berlin as a public site.
With the Open House, Hamburger Bahnhof thanks the public for the purchase of the buildings. We are sending a clear signal that Hamburger Bahnhof is open to everyone. The museum is intended to be a central meeting place in the heart of Berlin, where art is placed at the centre of real life. We invite the public to rediscover the building and to join us, together with our team, in rethinking the future of the museum and the entire neighbourhood.
Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, directors Hamburger Bahnhof
Overview of all days: