Hamburger Kunsthalle

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The Hamburger Kunsthalle is an art museum in the center of the city which attracts numerous visitors not only with the priceless exhibits it displays. The building of the museum is a separate masterpiece and has extraordinary architectural forms.

Unique exterior of the museum

The building of the Hamburger Kunsthalle is quite extraordinary as its exterior is a blend of various historical epochs and architectural styles. The reason for that is the big gaps in time during the construction of the building. Three parts of the museum were erected in different years - in 1869, 1921, and 1997. There’s probably no other attraction in Germany that can with this museum in the eccentricity and such a harmonious mixture of styles.

There used to be a vallum here in the Middle Ages, right on the spot of the current museum. It used to protect Hamburg from the enemies’ attacks. As time went by, there was no need to protect the city in that way. Now, this area is a historic center which guards valuable displays.

Exhibition at the Hamburger Kunsthalle

The resources of the museum had been increased thanks to the donators and the efforts of the director of Kunsthalle, Alfred Lichtwark. He had been holding this post since 1886. The museum obtained an additional department devoted to Medieval Art. The works by Master Bertram and Master Francke are still the best pieces of this collection.

Many visitors also love the collection which depicts various landscapes of Hamburg. The works were created by the following authors: Lovis Corinth, Anders Leonard Zorn, Max Liebermann, Jean-Édouard Vuillard, Pierre Bonnard, and other artists.

The active director of the museum introduced the public to the creative works of Caspar David Friedrich and Philipp Otto Runge. Alfred Lichtwark was purchasing the works of the artists of that epoch precisely for the museum. They include the creations by Wilhelm Maria Hubertus Leibl and Adolph Friedrich Erdmann von Menzel, and also paintings by the expressionists.  

Not only paintings are being displayed in the museum. There are also many valuable coins and medals, the majority of which was the fundamental of the Münzkabinett. The patrons did also enlarge the treasury of the museum and had presented it with the collection of the Museum of Prints and Drawings.

Another part of the building opened its doors to visitors in 1997. It displays the works of modern masters, and the building itself was called the Gallery of Contemporary Art.

Important information for visitors

Address: Glockengießerwall 5, 20095 Hamburg.

Working hours:

  • from Tuesday to Sunday - 10:00 - 18:00;
  • every Thursday - 10:00 - 21:00;
  • Monday - a day off.

Contact phone number: +49(0)40-428131-200.

You can check the up-to-date ticket price on the official website of the Hamburger Kunsthalle, as well as purchase the tickets online.

After you explore the cultural-historical attractions, consider having fun at the entertaining park called Heide Park.

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Hamburg Hop-on Hop-off Tour - Red Double Decker
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See the best of Hamburg on an easy and convenient hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour! The perfect do-it-yourself tour in Hamburg, the hop-on hop-off tour allows you to see Hamburg's top attractions at your own pace aboard a comfortable double-decker bus with commentary German. Stop at all the major attractions, including St Michael Church, the St Pauli Fish Market and the infamous Reeperbahn red-light district! You also have the option to upgrade your ticket with a one-hour harbor cruise which provides great views from the water.
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Hamburg Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and Lake Alster Cruise
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See the best of Hamburg on an easy and convenient hop-on hop-off tour, including two cruises – a harbor cruise and a panoramic sightseeing cruise on Lake Alster! Set your own itinerary on this perfect do-it-yourself combination tour when in Hamburg. The hop-on hop-off tour allows you to see Hamburg’s top attractions at your own pace aboard a comfortable double-decker bus, while the one-hour harbor cruise and one-hour Lake Alster sightseeing cruise provide great views from the water. See all the major attractions, including St Michael Church, the newly built Hamburg Harbor City and the infamous Reeperbahn red-light district!
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Enjoy a city pass during your Hamburg visit including free admission to the top attractions of the city, free boat trips, free walking tours and optional public transport- starting from the airport.Choose between the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7- day pass and visit Hamburg's most beautiful and popular sites such as St. Michaels Church, Panopikum Wax Museum or the museum ship Rickmer Rickmers for free! Also included is a hop-on-hop-off bus sightseeing tour, harbor boat trips, Alster boat trips, a guided tour of the Kiez or the harbour, passing Hamburg's new and recently opened landmark, the Elbphilharmonie, and a wide range of discounts!Choose-and-Select-attraction: Please be aware of the conditions concerning the attraction choices in the 1-Day Pass options:You can choose between the guided Elb Philharmonic-Tour OR the Hop-on-hop-off bus tour OR the guided Reeperbahn–Tour. The 2-7 Day Hamburg City Passes offer the Hop-on-Hop-off bus tour AND one of theguided tours.
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