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Der state must be listened to as government seeks to buy Hamburger Bahnhof museum from investor who dared show art to the people

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The German government is in negotiations to buy the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin after the museum’s owner, an Austrian property investor, said it will end the lease on the extension to the museum and demolish it to make way for new office buildings.

The museum is owned by the Austrian property company CA Immo. A spokesman for the Culture Ministry wrote in an email that purchase negotiations between the Bundesanstalt für Immobilienaufgaben (BIMA) and CA Immo are “on the right track.” In the long term, the government plans to renovate the museum and build a new extension.

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