Hamburg Museum

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    If you want to know how the "Missionskastell Hammaburg" became the proud Hanseatic city and the proverbial Gateway to the World you will find what you're looking for at the Hamburg Museum...

    The Museum of Hamburg History was founded in 1908 by Fritz Schumacher, the leading Hamburg architect and municipal planning director, on the site of the former Bastion Henricus, a section of the baroque fortifications built between 1616 and 1625 by the Dutchman Jan van Valckenborgh to render the city impregnable. The museum building opened in 1922 on Holstenwall and is today Germany's largest museum of city history. The impressive brick building now has a glass roof covering the inner courtyard. The extensive collection ranges from the beginnings of Hamburg circa 800 to the present.

    The permanent exhibition on the 20th century covers 1,000 square metres and documents the changes in home decor and everyday culture in Hamburg, reconstructed in loving detail in rooms from various decades. This includes topics such as "Life during the Kaiser period", "Life under the swastika", "Hamburg in the war" and "Ups and downs in the economic miracle".

    On the 1st floor is a replica of a "Kogge" – the quintessential medieval water freighter which can be visited. A further exhibition provides a good insight into the life of the Jewish community in Hamburg.

    Opening Hours

    • Tue - Sat 10.00 a.m.  - 05.00 p.m.
    • Sun 10.00 a.m. - 06.00 p.m.

    For more information go to:

    Hotline: 040 - 428 132 23 80


    Adults: 9,00 €
    Reduced prices: 5,50 € 
    Owners of HamburgCARD: 5,00 €
    Group tickets (at least 10 persons): 7,00 €
    Free admission for children and youths up to the age of 18

    Annual pass for the historic museums of Hamburg: 30,00 €
    (free admission to all 7 museums of the foundation within a year)

    Tickets include admission to the model railway and special exhibitions.

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    Address: Holstenwall 24, 20355 Hamburg

    Do you need help or want to
    book by phone?

    +49 (0) 40 - 300 51 701

    Mon-Sat: 09.00 h - 19.00 h

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    Your Hamburg Tourismus Team