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The Boros Collection in the former Reichsbahn bunker in Berlin
Die Sammlung Boros im ehemalgien Reichsbahnbunker in Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Sönke Schneidewind

Sammlung Boros

Art in the bunker

The converted bunker stands like a gloomy block on the corner of Reinhardtstrasse and Albrechtstrasse, not far from the Deutsches Theater in Berlin’s Mitte district. Inside, it hides an incredible treasure trove of contemporary art – sculpture, spatial installations, light and performance-based work of international standing.

But how do you find your way into this fabulous collection behind metre-thick walls? There are no signs telling you which way to go, no reference at all to this being a museum. It is home to the private Boros Collection, which has been housed here since June 2008 when the building opened after extensive renovation work. Collector Christian Boros lives with his family in the upper section of the bunker, while the lower floors house the collection. It consists of around 500 works in total by artists such as Damian Hirst, Olafur Eliasson, Wolfgang Tillmans, Anselm Reyle, Manfred Pernice, Tobias Rehberger and John Bock. The Boros Collection can only be viewed on extended weekends as part of a guided tour, which you’ll need to book in advance via the website. It’s certainly worthwhile! This really is a great way to experience art away from the major museums and exhibition centres.

The hanging Boros # 3 shows since 2017 works by Martin Boyce, Andreas Eriksson, Guan Xiao, He Xiangyu, Uwe Henneken, Yngve Holen, Sergej Jensen, Daniel Josefsohn, Friedrich Kunath, Michel Majerus, Fabian Marti, Kris Martin, Justin Matherly, Paulo Nazareth, Peter Piller, Katja Novitskova, Pamela Rosenkranz, Avery Singer, Johannes Wohnseifer.

Opening hours

Thursday 15:00 – 18:30 by appointment
Friday 10:00 – 18:30 by appointment
Saturday 10:00 – 18:30 by appointment
Sunday 10:00 – 18:30 by appointment
Opening hours (additional information)

Only with appointment under