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Deichtorhallen

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    The Deichtorhallen Hamburg are amongst Europe's largest art exhibition halls. Those interested in art and photography will find a great variety of different pictures and interesting exhibitions. They are divided into the "House of Photography" and the Hall for Contemporary Art.

    The Deichtorhallen in Hamburg are a highly recommended destination for art lovers visiting the city. They form one of Europe’s largest exhibition centres for contemporary art and photography. Nestled between the city centre and HafenCity, the Hamburg Deichtorhallen are a visual highlight in themselves. The two historic buildings dating from 1911-13 are real eye-catchers with their open steel-and-glass architecture, creating today's backdrop for spectacular major international shows. On arrival here, it is best to begin with the House of Photography, which is housed in the southernmost of the two buildings.

    In addition, in the Deichtorhallen there are often individual exhibitions for artists and painters who bring a breath of fresh air into the galleries. There are also constantly changing international exhibitions on the topic of photography - the 19th and 20th centuries are a part of these, not to mention the present and the digital photography of the future. One highlight is also the F.C. Gundlach Collection. This primarily introduces you to many works in the fields of art and fashion photography. These collections were all assembled in Hamburg and, due to the architecture, the technical aspects of exhibition and the conservation skills of the institution, they were able to be housed in the Deichtorhallen.

    The two buildings are located at the intersection of Hamburg’s Art Mile and HafenCity and since 2011 have been supplemented by a satellite in Hamburg’s Harburg district showing the Falckenberg Collection. This is a further artistic highlight in the Hanseatic City. The collection is located in the Phoenix-Hallen in the Harburg district, and since then it has attracted many visitors with its numerous exhibitions. Since opening in 2008, there have been exhibitions featuring artists such as Paul Thek, Jon Kessler and Robert Wilson, not to mention themed shows and presentations of the collection. The extensive rooms facilitate major installations and multimedia projects by artists such as John Bock, General Idea, Thomas Hirschhorn, Mike Kelley, Jon Kessler, Jonathan Meese, and Gregor Schneider. Down through the years, Deichtorhallen Hamburg have emerged as a centre for exhibiting photography and contemporary art with three institutional pillars - three institutions under the single Deichtorhallen brand. Dr Dirk Luckow has been Director of the Deichtorhallen Hamburg since 2009. A design shop, a specialist photography bookshop and the multi-award winning restaurant "Fillet of Soul" round off the Deichtorhallen offerings. Located at the intersection of the Art Mile and HafenCity, it offers an ideal starting point for cultural activities.

    We have compiled some information on accessibility in the following section. You can find detailed information in the test report at the end of the text.

    • Guide dogs are allowed on the premises.
    • The entrance area to the halls is visually different to the rest of the surroundings and discernible by a tactile change in flooring.
    • There are no revolving or rotating doors.
    • There are glass doors which are not labelled with any safety markings.
    • All rooms and corridors are well lit.
    • Corridors are visually different to the rest of the surroundings but the rooms are not.
    • There is no continuous floor-based tactile guidance system.
    • There are no obstacles in the rooms or corridors, e.g. objects jutting out into the area or trip hazards (exception: bookshop).
    • The ticket area is well lit and the till displays are easily recognisable.
    • The exhibits are visually distinguishable from the rest of the surroundings and are generally well lit.
    • The signage is in a clear, legible and high-contrast font. However, the writing is very small in places.
    • Information is not provided in Braille or embossed lettering.
    • There are no visually contrasting edges on the stairs (to the toilets). The disabled toilet at the House of Photography continues straight on from the exhibition area so no steps have to be used.

    Test Report DSFT Berlin (Only German)

    Download PDF-test report for blind or visually impaired people

    All inspection-related areas fulfil the quality criteria for the designation “Accessibility verified: partially accessible for people with limited mobility”.

    •     All rooms and facilities can be accessed without the use of stairs or via a maximum of one   step.
    •    All passageways/doors are at least 70 cm wide.

    Specific areas fulfil additional quality criteria for people who have limited mobility and wheelchair users.

    We have compiled some information on accessibility in the following section. You can find detailed information in the test report at the end of the text.

    •    A designated parking space for people with disabilities is available.
    •    There are no slopes on the walkways in the outdoor area.
    •    The buildings can be accessed without the use of stairs (threshold max. 2 cm high). . 
    •    All of the rooms that guests can use are at ground level or accessible by lift.
    •    All doors and passageways are at least 90 cm wide.
    •    Movement areas are at least 120 cm x 120 cm in size, most are at least 150 cm x 150 cm.
    •    The tables in the café have good clearance levels underneath them.

    Disabled toilet, in the contemporary art (Aktuelle Kunst) hall.

    •     The toilet can be accessed by a lift with a cabin size of 170 cm x 250 cm.
    •     The movement area to the left of the toilet is 42 cm x 57 cm and 160 cm x 57 cm to the right.
    •     Handrails are located on either side and fold up on the right.
    •     The wash basin is accessible without restrictions.

    Disabled toilet in the House of Photography (Haus der Photographie)

    •     The movement areas to the left of the toilet is 94 cm x 58 cm and 15 cm x 58 cm to the right.
    •     Handrails are located on either side and fold up on the left.
    •     The wash basin is accessible without restrictions.

    Test report (DSFT Berlin)

    Download PDF-test report for wheelchair users or people who have limited mobility

    We have compiled some information on accessibility in the following section. You can find detailed information in the test report at the end of the text.

     

    • All rooms and corridors are well lit.

    • Guided tours for blind and visually impaired people are offered.

    • No audio induction loop system is available.

     

     

    Cafés in both halls

     

    • There are tables with bright, glare free lighting.

    • There are tables with no standing or hanging lamps that might disrupt field of vision.

    • No electro-acoustic sound reinforcement is available.

    Contact and advice

     

    Deichtorhallen
    Deichtorstraße 1
    20095 Hamburg

    040 - 321030

    www.deichtorhallen.de

    Accessibility verified