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The best museums in Hamburg

Are you taking a city break to the German port city of Hamburg? Then also visit a museum in Hamburg. You will find some of the museums on boats and in old warehouses. How about the Hamburg Kunsthalle museum, the Hamburg Maritime Museum or the Hamburg Museum of Modern Art? We have listed the best museums in Hamburg for you.
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Hamburg Kunsthalle museum

The Hamburger Kunsthalle is perhaps the city's best-known museum. The art museum contains an extensive collection of European paintings from the 13th century to modern times. You will find sculptures and decorative arts from all over the world. The permanent exhibition of Hamburg's art hall is divided into five sections: medieval art, Renaissance and Baroque, modern art, 20th-century art and prints and drawings. It also features works by Dutch masters such as Van Gogh.
Address: Glockengießerwall 5

Maritiem museum Hamburg

The International Maritiem museum Hamburg is located in a former warehouse. Among other things, you will see a large collection of maritime art, model ships and uniforms. At this maritime museum in Hamburg you will learn about more than five hundred years of maritime history. Walk past objects from permanent exhibitions, use the interactive displays and possibly take part in one of the events regularly organised there.
Address: Koreastraße 1

Photography museum Hamburg

The Photography museum Hamburg is housed in the Deichtorhallen in the city centre. You will find an extensive photography collection with the best works by famous photographers from all over the world.
Take a guided tour with an experienced curator and discover the intriguing stories behind each work of art. Want to learn how to take (more) beautiful photos yourself? Follow one of the inspiring workshops. The photo at the top of this page is by Henning Rogge and taken in the Deichtorhallen.
Address: Deichtorstraße 1

©Henning Rogge

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Police museum Hamburg

At the Polizei museum Hamburg you will discover the Hamburg Police Academy. Here, you will get an insight into the work and life of police officers. See the extensive exhibition of historical and modern uniforms, weapons and equipment of German policemen. The collection spans some two hundred years of history. You will learn everything from badges worn by police officers in the Nazi era to modern police technology such as drones.
Address: Carl-Cohn-Straße 39

Museum with Hamburg's history

The Hamburg Museum, Stiftung Historische Museen Hamburg, is the leading museum on Hamburg's history. The museum was founded in 1922 and the collection has expanded ever since. Travel back to the time when the city was founded and in chronological order follow its growth into modern Hamburg. Learn about the Nazi era, the British occupation, the formation of the Federal Republic and the construction of the Elbetunnel. See antiquities and learn about the city's stories. Discover what it was like to live in former Hamburg, learn all about Hanseatic history and step into the cargo hold of a replica of a 13th-century ship.
Address: Holstenwall 24

Hamburg modern art museum

Are you looking for a museum in Hamburg with modern art? Then Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg is the place to be. View permanent and changing collections of modern art such as architecture, photography and graphic design. Although it has more than modern art; the oldest museum piece is some 4,000 years old. The museum has been around since 1877 and continues to surprise with its changing exhibitions. In the boutique near the museum, you can buy artful gifts and souvenirs.
Address: Steintorplatz

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Visit museums in Hamburg by train

Fancy visiting these fantastic museums in Hamburg? Take the train to Hamburg for a city break and visit museums. Catch an Intercity Berlin train in Amsterdam or one of the Dutch intermediate stations. In Osnabrück you can take a train to Hamburg. The journey from Amsterdam to the heart of Hamburg will take about 5.10 hours. Travel comfortably and sustainably from Amsterdam to the northern German city. You will travel directly to the city centre, where you can quickly visit your first museum in Hamburg. The sooner you book, the lower the price. Tickets prices start at € 33 for a one-way trip.

Best museums in Hamburg

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