From the early days of Hammaburg Castle in the 7th century to present-day Hamburg, the city’s history is brought to life at the Hamburg Museum. Even the building itself — a masterpiece by renowned architect Fritz Schumacher — has become an important part of Hamburg’s history. The permanent exhibits housed inside will guide you from medieval Hamburg and the city's rise to power 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 miniature railway system and the glass-roofed inner courtyard make a visit to the Hamburg Museum all the more necessary. And don't forget that the small museum in the Krameramtsstuben historic houses, which gives a glimpse of Hamburg life in the 1850s, is also part of the Hamburg Museum.
With so many exhibits, you won't soon run out of things to see, but if spanning 1,200 years of Hamburg history isn’t enough, keep your eyes open for special events too!
Holstenwall 24, 20355 Hamburg
Mon, Wed — Fri 10 a.m. — 5 p.m.
Sat — Sun 10 a.m. — 6 p.m.
The museum is closed on 1 January and 24, 25 and 31 December. All other holidays, opening times are 10 a.m. — 6 p.m.
U3 to St. Pauli or bus lines 36 and 112 to Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte