Located in the tough-to-get-to Hongkou district, the Duolun museum is the first state-owned hub dedicated solely to modern art. Spiral staircases wind through the seven-story Bauhaus structure that collaborates with Asian museums to bring in the occasional big name. The Duolun is worth visiting for the architecture, its surrounding neighborhood and its eye-catching modern sculpture. However, the exhibits are sometimes bizarre, often irrelevant and clearly government controlled.
The re-birthed German fine dining restaurant in partnership with the Paulaner group, returned after the original on Binjiang Dadao closed in 2018. Still white table-cloth environment and nice views over the river, except in Hongkou.
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