The museum triangle

The museum triangle

Three impressive places offer a nice walk through the history of art of all genres.

In the three buildings of the Hamburger Kunsthalle, you'll come across art works from medieval times to the modern era, including famous paintings by Gerhard Richter and Neo Rauch in the permanent collection. And then there's the rich calendar of temporary exhibitions.

A few strides away, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe (Museum of Arts and Crafts) has beautiful collections of porcelain, furniture, musical instruments, and more. Relocated and reassembled, the former canteen of the newspaper Spiegel, designed by Verner Panton in 1969, is a real curiosity.

Next up is the Deichtorhallen, composed of two structures of steel and iron dating from 1911 to 1913. These old converted market halls have housed contemporary art and photography exhibitions since 1989. Andy Warhol, Martin Kippenberger, Louise Bourgeois, Andreas Gursky, and Stephan Balkenhol are just some of the artists whose works have been exhibited here. Programming is always of the highest calibre, as is the selection of photography books from the bookstore.

Hamburger Kunsthalle
Glockengießerwall 5
20095 Hamburg

+49 (0)40 4281 31200

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
20099 Hamburg

+49 (0)40 4281 34880

Halle für Aktuelle Kunst & Haus der Photographie
Deichtorstraße 1-2
20095 Hamburg

+49 (0)40 321 030