City Guide


Much to discover: die cultural bastion on the banks of the Elbe

Thanks to its committed citizens, Hamburg has always had a firm place among Germanys cultural attractions. Ignoring short-lived trends with North German leisureliness and by fielding major exhibitions instead. Downtown theres a museum mile of renowned institutions to explore, including the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, the Kunsthalle and the Deichtorhallen. Or drive to the Harburg district to enjoy the magnificent Falckenberg Collection and the Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof.

Hamburg classics - Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe

From Classical Antiquity to the Present: The museum’s wide-ranging collection covers different cultural regions and is famous above all for its Art Nouveau section with the "Parisian Room" < more >

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Hamburg classics - Bucerius-Kunst-Forum

Centrally located crowd-puller: Next door to the City Hall, the Bucerius Kunst Forum hosts exhibitions on past epochs in the history of art. The forum was established in 2002 by the Zeit Foundation < more >

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Hamburg classics - Kunsthalle

Germany’s largest art museum: The museum boasts 13,000 square meters of exhibition space devoted to artworks from the 14th century to the present < more >

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Hamburg classics - Deichtorhallen

Photography and contemporary art: Changing exhibitions are shown in the two former wholesale market halls. The southern hall is dedicated exclusively to photography, often taken from the F.C. Gundlach collection < more >

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Hamburg classics - Ernst-Barlach-Haus and Jenisch-Haus

Two oases of art: You can admire wooden sculptures by Expressionist Ernst Barlach and the glorious rooms in the Empire and Biedermeier styles in the two exhibition halls in Jenischpark < more >

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Inside tip Hamburg - Kunstverein

Exciting approaches: It is one of Germany’s most important art associations and is frequented by people of all ages. Here, you will always be able to discover new artistic approaches < more >

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Inside tip Hamburg - Falckenberg Collection and Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof

A renowned collection: Works by Kippenberger, Jonathan Meese and other contemporary artists are part of entrepreneur Harald Falckenberg’s collection < more >

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Inside tip Hamburg - Fleetinsel: Galleries and Westwerk

Hamburg’s gallery district: On Fleetinsel, one important gallery follows after the other. Be it Sfeir-Semler, Dörrie Priess or Jürgen Becker < more >

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Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe (1), Bucerius-Kunst-Forum (2), Hamburger Kunsthalle (3), Deichtorhallen (4), Kunstverein (5), Falckenberg Collection (6), Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof (6), Ernst-Barlach-Haus, Jenisch-Haus (7), Fleetinsel (8)