Hamburger Kunsthalle

Hamburger Kunsthalle information

Hamburg , Germany
Address
Street Glockengiesserwall
Telephone
+49 40 40 428 131 200
Getting there
train Hauptbahnhof
More information
www.hamburger-kunsthalle.de
Prices
adult/child €10/free
Opening hours
10am-6pm Tue, Wed & Fri-Sun, to 9pm Thu
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Lonely Planet review

At the eastern edge of the Altstadt, near the Hauptbahnhof and St Georg neighbourhood, are some of the city’s best museums. A treasure trove of art from the Renaissance to the present day, the Kunsthalle spans two buildings – one old, one new – linked by an underground passage. The main building houses works ranging from medieval portraiture to 20th-century classics, such as those by Klee and Kokoschka. There’s also a memorable room of 19th-century landscapes by Caspar David Friedrich. Its stark white modern building, the Galerie der Gegenwart , showcases contemporary German artists, including Rebecca Horn, Georg Baselitz and Gerhard Richter, alongside international stars, including David Hockney, Jeff Koons and Barbara Kruger. The view out of the gallery’s huge picture windows is also worthy of framing.