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Opened in 1922, the beautiful Museum of Hamburg History brings the city's fascinating 1200 years of history to life.​​​​​​​

Museum of Hamburg History

From the early days of the Hammaburg castle (around 800 AD) to present-day Hamburg, the city’s history is brought to life at the Museum of Hamburg History. However, as one of architect Fritz Schumacher’s masterpieces, the building has become an important part of Hamburg’s history itself. Several permanent exhibitions take you from Hamburg in medieval times, and the city as a member of the Hanseatic League, to today’s fully automated modern port. Next to all things maritime, the museum illustrates various other topics such as Jewish life in Hamburg, emigration to the Americas, bourgeois life in the city, and fashion throughout the centuries.

The small museum in the Krameramtsstuben historic houses is also part of the museum and gives an idea of life in Hamburg in the 1850s. The miniature railway system as well as the inner courtyard with its glass roof are further reasons to visit Museum of Hamburg History. If spanning 1200 years of Hamburg history isn’t enough, keep your eyes open for special events!


Museum of Hamburg History
Holstenwall 24, 20355 Hamburg

Opening Hours:

Tue ─ Sat 10:00 a.m. ─ 5 p.m.
Sun 10:00 a.m. ─ 6 p.m.
The Museum is closed on January 1st, May 1st, December 24th & 31st.

Getting there:

Subway U3 to St. Pauli or bus routes 36 and 112 to Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte