German Government Trying To Buy Back Berlin’s Famous Public Museum
Many members of the public were surprised to learn that the historic Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, one of the country’s most famous institutions for contemporary art was not already owned by the government. Furthermore the State Museums, which run the Hamburger Bahnhof, do not even have a rental agreement with the building.
The German government is stepping in with the hopes of buying the famous Museum out of private hands. It is in negotiations with the private Austrian property investors CA Immo after it announced plans to end the lease on a key extension of the museum in order to make way for office buildings in the rapidly developing area near Berlin’s main station.