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Moderne Kunst in Europa

Von Avantgarde-Ausstellungen in Berlin bis hin zur Gaststadt der rennommiertesten Kunstmesse der Welt. Wir stellen Ihnen die laut weltweit Reisenden* besten Ziele für Moderne Kunst vor.

Berlin, Germany

Der Hamburger Bahnhof ist ein ehemaliger Bahnhof, der heute eine umfangreiche Sammlung moderner Kunst zeigt

Der Hamburger Bahnhof ist ein ehemaliger Bahnhof, der heute eine umfangreiche Sammlung moderner Kunst zeigt

Wenn Sie das Beste der modernen Kunstszene in Berlin sehen wollen, fangen Sie doch in der Augustraße und Linienstraße an, in der sich zahlreiche Galerie befinden. Die Kunst-Werke Berlin – KW Institute for Contemporary Art wurde in den neunziger Jahren von einer Gruppe junger Künstler gegründet und zeigt auch heute noch vielversprechende, aufstrebende Kunst, die häufig ziemlich Avantgarde ist (der Eintritt ist donnerstags zwischen 18:00 und 21:00 Uhr kostenfrei). Besuchen Sie auch die König Galerie, die vom jungen Kunstliebhaber Johann König im Alter von 21 Jahren eröffnet wurde und sich in einer Kirche im brutalistischen Stil befindet. Hier sehen provokative und inspirierende Installationen, wie Jeppe Hein’s „Impossible Physics“ (mit einer Abrissbirne, die in die Galeriwände geschlagen ist). Eine umfangreiche Ausstellung moderner Künstler, ist im Hamburger Bahnhof zu sehen, einem ehemalign Bahnhof, oder in der CFA im Westen Berlins. Oder gehen Sie durch die Straßen und entdecken Sie die berühmten Wandmalereien und Straßeninstallationen bei einer Streetart-Tour. Anschließend können Sie im CALMA Berlin Mitte an der Augustrasse einchecken.

Bilbao, Spain

Jeff Koons' giant 'Puppy' outside Bilbao's Guggenheim

Jeff Koons' giant 'Puppy' outside Bilbao's Guggenheim

The first stop in Bilbao for modern art lovers has to be the Guggenheim. Creatively interactive and filled with an internationally-renowned contemporary collection, it’s also surrounded by open-air sculptures by the likes of Salvador Dalí, Anish Kapoor and Jeff Koons (what’s not to love about the latter’s giant, flower-covered ‘Puppy’?). There’s also the Bilbao Museum of Fine Arts, in which you’ll discover some of Francis Bacon and Picasso’s finest works, amongst others. Stay in Hotel Miró, just opposite the Guggenheim.

Basel, Switzerland

Visit the Fondation Beyeler in Basel, designed by Renzo Piano. Photo: Mark Niedermann

Visit the Fondation Beyeler in Basel, designed by Renzo Piano. Photo: Mark Niedermann

Even if you’re not in town in time for Art Basel (a four-day, prestigious art fair held in June each year), this Swiss city is brimming with attractions for the modern art-lover. Visit the Fondation Beyer, a modern art museum set in a verdant park and showcasing work by Monet, Warhol and Van Gogh, before having a coffee in the delightful Reithalle Wenkenhof. Next up, the hallowed halls of the Kunsthalle, one of the city’s oldest galleries, which hosts a number of exhibitions by leading contemporary artists. For boundary-pushing stuff, try Balzer Projects or Stampa; the latter is a gallery that has propelled the likes of Marlene Dumas to fame and continues to champion innovative new artists. Stay in an artistic suite at the Nomad Design & Lifestyle Hotel, just around the corner from the Kunsthalle.

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Rotterdam's Kunsthal is as celebrated for its linear exterior as it is for its thought-provoking exhibitions

Rotterdam's Kunsthal is as celebrated for its linear exterior as it is for its thought-provoking exhibitions

Despite being known as the Netherlands’ second city, Rotterdam has an ever-flourishing art scene that easily competes with Europe’s cultural behemoths. Open-air installations and constructions like the leaning Cube Houses designed by Dutch architect Piet Blom are dotted between revered institutions. Check out the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, with its astoundingly well-curated collection, and the Kunsthal, celebrated as much for its linear exterior as it is for its thought-provoking exhibitions. Just a 9-minute walk from the Witte de With Center, you’ll find rooms with eye-catching graphic wallpaper and port views at the Mainport Design Hotel.

St Ives, UK

The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is a St Ives must-see

The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is a St Ives must-see

This sleepy Cornish fishing town is home to one of the UK’s four most famous modern art museums, the Tate St Ives. Having undergone extensive refurbishment, the gallery recently reopened with a plethora of exciting new features including a roof garden and added learning spaces. Wander around the world-class exhibitions before having a cup of tea with scones and Cornish clotted cream in the café overlooking Porthmeor Beach. Another must-see while you’re in town is the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden; the late artist lived and worked in St Ives for the last 25 years of her life and many of her captivating bronze masterpieces are still in the positions in which she herself placed them. The Nook is just a short walk from Tate St Ives and a 5-minute stroll from the beach.

**These destinations were the most highly-rated in Europe by Booking.com customers for 'modern art'.