Hanover classics

City Guide Hanover: Sprengel-Museum
Niki de Saint Phalle: "Nana maison II (Nana-Haus II)", 1966-1987 (Courtesy N.C.A.F. – Donation Niki de Saint Phalle/Sprengel-Museum Hannover/Foto: Michael Herling/Aline Gwose)


The museum focuses on Classical Modernism and presents about 20 different exhibitions a year.

The museum that is home to Kurt Schwitters’ "Merzbau" is world famous. Equally exciting are the room dedicated to El Lissitzky and the four James Turrell light installations, for example. Alongside these rooms devoted to individual artists, the museum focuses on classical Modernism, Expressionism, Cubism and Surrealism. Founded in 1979, the museum on the shore of Lake Masch builds on the Bernhard Sprengel collection, supplemented by works belonging to the city or the state. An extension is being built to be able to showcase the world’s largest collection of Schwitters and 400 works from the Niki de Saint Phalle estate. With its section for photo art and some 20 different exhibitions a year, the museum truly has its finger on the pulse of the day.


Adress: Kurt-Schwitters-Platz 1, Hanover, opening hours: Tues. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Wed. – Sun. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; please check the museum’s Website for opening hours on holidays.

Sprengel-Museum (1), Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum (2), Museum August Kestner (3), Kestnergesellschaft (4), Kunstverein (5), Städtische Galerie Kubus (6), Kunsthalle Faust (7)