From modern art and German romanticism to ethnology and maritime history, Hamburg boasts a wide variety of museums.
Altona Museum deals with the art and cultural history of the formerly Danish city of Altona as well as Hamburg and Northern Germany.
The Hamburg Archaeology Museum provides an overview of 200,000 years of local history. It is located in the southern precinct of Harburg.
Join emigrants on their historic journey to the New World at the Ballinstadt Emigration Museum. Hands-on, exciting, and rich with history.
Right next to City Hall, the Bucerius Art Forum hosts four exhibitions per year and has become one of the leading art spaces in Hamburg.
On a 90-minute guided tour through this museum, visitors learn about the production of chocolate. Tasting is highly encouraged!
International contemporary art and photography is on display in two architecturally stunning former market halls.
Experience the Great Fire, floods and the agony of historic torture methods at this very special Speicherstadt museum.
This museum features everything there is to know about life and work in the Hamburg harbour. The "Peking" sailer will be its newest addition.
Opened in 1922, the beautiful Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte is the largest municipal history museum in Germany.
Experience traditional rural life in a historic village at Kiekeberg open-air museum, located on the outskirts of Hamburg.
The Hamburg Kunsthalle is the largest art museum in Germany. The 1869 Renaissance-style building features works from all periods of art.
Historic design, applied arts and exhibitions at the MKG.
The world's largest model railroad system has become one of the tourist highlights of the Hanseatic City.
Traditionally the home of the working class, Barmbek is the perfect location for a museum about industry, technology and social history.
The historic ships, docks and tools at Sandtorhafen and in Övelgönne bear witness to Hamburg's colourful maritime history.
St. Nikolai church was destroyed in 1943. Its ruins host a WWII memorial and museum. The spire offers panoramic views over the city.
On the grounds of a former concentration camp, the Neuengamme Memorial in Bergedorf informs visitors about the history of the Third Reich.
The Panoptikum on the Reeperbahn is the oldest and largest wax museum in Germany.
Located In the HafenCity district, this interactive museum shows sports cars from the last 70 years, many of them rare prototypes.
A museum ship since 1983, the three-masted Rickmer Rickmers is one of Hamburg harbour’s most popular attractions.
The interactive Spice Museum in the old Speicherstadt warehouse complex tells the story of the spice trade.
Hamburg's most popular district has more to offer than bars and strip clubs. The St. Pauli Museum is a perfect starting point to learn more.
Visit a fully operational U-434 submarine in Hamburg’s harbour and experience a trip below sea level in a Soviet warship!
Located in the Speicherstadt UNESCO site, this museum is dedicated to customs and taxes ─ and how Hamburg's pirates tried to avoid them.