Visitors Museums
Art Museum


Three impressive buildings host one of the most significant collections in Germany, featuring masterpieces from the Middle Ages till today.

The Hamburg Kunsthalle on Glockengießerwall was founded in 1817 by the Hamburg Kunstverein — a local art society — but was not built until 1869. Private donors contributed two-thirds of the costs of about 300,000 D-Mark (a lot of money back then!) and turned the Hamburg Kunsthalle into a symbol of civic engagement. The building was expanded twice, in 1921 and 1997, and today is one of the largest art museums in Germany by exhibition space.

Highlights of the collection are medieval altars of Master Bertram and Master Francke, paintings by Dutch artists of the 17th century (including Rembrandt), masterpieces of German Romanticism (including P.O Runge, C.D. Friedrich), Impressionism and classic Modernism, as well as international contemporary art (incl. Pop Art, Concept Art, Minimal, video art and photography). Additionally, the Kunsthalle features 20 themed exhibitions every year.


Hamburger Kunsthalle
Glockengießerwall 5
20095 Hamburg

Getting there

All buses and trains to Central Station, exit Kunsthalle

Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Wednesday 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Thursday 10.00 a.m. – 9.00 p.m.
Friday 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Saturday 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Sunday 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.