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Sammlung Boros (Boros Collection)
Sammlung Boros (Boros Collection)

Sammlung Boros (Boros Collection)

10.04 reviews
Sights and Museums, Art Museum
Ranked #90 in Berlin things to do
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Reinhardtstraße 20, Berlin, Germany
http://www.sammlung-boros.de
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Local from Berlin, Germany

It is almost a two-month wait to get into this art collection. Is it worth it? Yes!
First of all, there's the history aspect. The collection is housed in a WWII bunker. Not an underground bunker, but a massive 5 story above ground bunker. In addition to its function during WWII, it was at one time where the GDR held their secret stash of bananas as well as a techno club. Now it houses the Boros family's personal collection of art...well, one of their collections (they have 3).
There's no theme or overarching idea; it simply is the artwork that the Boros couple likes (or at least one of them likes). Because of safety and fire code, you can only go in with a guided tour and only 12 people at a time. However, the guided tour is great, explaining the history of the place as well as the artists and art works that often you'd just walk by in a museum and not know the history or the process behind it. My personal favorites were the room full of popcorn and the photographs of stars that were tinged with color. There really wasn't any piece I greatly disliked because it was all in context. No plaques or lofty prose. It was really refreshing.
Highly recommend planning ahead and taking a tour. I've already signed up in two months time to go again!

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Local from Berlin, Germany

Visiting the Boros Collection is an unique experience. It's located underground, in a former war bunker. If the setting is not fascinating enough, the artworks presented are really compelling. You can get there only by booking in advance, for a 1-hour guided tour. Unmissable opportunity to live the combination of art and history in Berlin at its fullest.

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Miravet, Spain
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Yet another reason why the German capital has become such an exciting centre for contemporary art. The building - the last surviving above-the-ground bunker in Berlin - has a dark history having variously been built by the Nazis using forced labour, subsequently where the Red Army incarcerated prisoners-of-war and as recently as the 1990s venue for the world's 'hardest' fetish parties. In its latest iteration comes its cultural rehabilitation, as the home of Polish-born advertising entrepreneur Christian Boros's collection: currently about 600 works.

The 80 display rooms, covering 3,000 square metres over five floors were opened in 2008, following extensive work by leading architects Jens Casper and Petra Petersson. The roof of the building was reserved as the penthouse home of Boros, where he lives with his wife and business partner Karen Lohmann. An extraordinary space for some unsurpringly melancholic works of art.

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Local from Berlin, Germany

Mit Anmeldung. Muss vorher gebucht werden. Lohnt sich definitiv! Wechselt immer mal wieder. Sehr modern und einzigartig.

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