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 at the Ballinstadt Emigration Museum. Hands-on, exciting, and rich with history.
Former cargo ship MS Cap San Diego has been turned into a floating museum on which you can even spend the night.
The two architecturally stunning former market halls show international contemporary art and photography on an area of 5,600 sqm.
Experience the Great Fire, floods 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 1200 years of history to life.
Hamburg's oldest still existing historic warehouse is home to an extensive maritime exhibit.
Experience traditional rural life in a historic village at Kiekeberg open-air museum, located on the outskirts of Hamburg.
Three impressive buildings host one of the most significant art collections in Germany, featuring masterpieces from the Middle Ages up to the 21st century.
The world's largest model railroad system has become one of the tourist highlights of Hamburg.
The collection includes artifacts from the ancient world to the present and encompasses fragments of European, Islamic and Asian cultures.
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 and 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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