From modern art and German romanticism to ethnology and maritime history, Hamburg boasts a wide variety of museums.
Join emigrants on their historic journey to the New World. Hands-on, exciting, and rich with history.
Former cargo ship MS Cap San Diego is a floating museum and more. Visit the exhibits and then book a night aboard the ship!
The two architecturally stunning former market halls show international contemporary art and photography.
The Dialoghaus in Speicherstadt is all about respect. It connects people in a playful manner by focusing on skills rather than deficiencies.
Located beside the Elbphilharmonie concert hall, Discovery Dock provides an interactive experience of Hamburg’s port.
Experience floods, the Great Fire, and the agony of historic torture methods at this very special Speicherstadt museum.
Opened in 1922, the beautiful Hamburg Museum brings the city's fascinating 1,200-year history to life through events and exhibits.
Hamburg's oldest standing historic warehouse is home to the IMMH — an extensive maritime exhibit in the Speicherstadt.
Experience traditional rural life in a historical village at this open-air museum on the outskirts of Hamburg.
Three impressive buildings host one of the most significant collections in Germany, featuring masterpieces from the Middle Ages till today.
The world's largest model railroad system has become one of the tourist highlights of Hamburg.
The collection includes European, Islamic and Asian artifacts from ancient worlds to the present.
The Panoptikum on the Reeperbahn is the oldest and largest wax museum in Germany.
A museum ship since 1983, the three-masted Rickmer Rickmers is one of Hamburg harbour’s most popular attractions.
The interactive Spicy’s Spice Museum in the old Speicherstadt warehouse complex tells the story of the spice trade.
Visit a fully operational U-434 submarine in Hamburg’s harbour to experience a trip below sea level in a Soviet warship!
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.
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!
Traditionally home to the working class, Barmbek is the perfect location for a industry, technology & social history museum.
The historic ships, docks and tools at Sandtorhafen and in Oevelgönne bear witness to Hamburg's colourful maritime history.
Located In the HafenCity district, this interactive museum shows sports cars from the last 70 years, many of them rare prototypes.
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.
This museum features everything there is to know about life and work in Hamburg's port. The "Peking" sailer will be its newest addition.
Located in the Speicherstadt UNESCO site, this museum is dedicated to customs and taxes ─ and how pirates tried to avoid them.
The world in a nutshell. 700k ethnological artefacts invite you to experience peoples' histories through time.
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