Sankt Pauli Museum

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    In the St. Pauli Museum in Hamburg, visitors gain insights into this extraordinary district. The development of the district from the Middle Ages to the present can be viewed in an area covering 160 m². Up to three million exhibits reveal a living picture of the district's history up to the present day.

    A visit to the Hanseatic City of Hamburg should also lead travellers to the St. Pauli Museum. It is located in the eponymous district at Davidstrasse 17 and is easily accessible by public transport. Hamburg is known for its many attractions, which include the Reeperbahn and the historic Speicherstadt, in addition to the musicals. Of all the museums that the Hanseatic City on the Elbe has to offer, the St. Pauli Museum is surely one of the ones most worth seeing if you wish to gain insights into the life and development of this district.

    Visiting the St. Pauli Museum in Hamburg

    The museum provides a total of 160 sqm of exhibition space, and is based on an extensive collection by Günter Zint, a press photographer. Thanks to him and many other helpers, since the museum's opening on 9 October 2010 visitors here can admire the world's largest collection of photos, documents and other exhibits relating to St. Pauli. The historic development of this well-known Hamburg district is thus vividly explained from the Middle Ages to the present.

    The St. Pauli Museum considers itself a contemporary centre for recording history, yet its objectives are also in the area of district work and education. Under the motto "A museum is a place where history is stored" since 1982, they have already accumulated up to three million exhibits, photos and other historical documents. After spending a lot of time in various archives and at separate locations, all the exhibits have now been assembled in one location since October 2010.

    The permanent exhibition "Stories Become History" vividly demonstrates that the life of the district is the result of its residents and their backgrounds. The focus of the exhibition is the life, work and living conditions of ordinary people, as well as the lives of prominent artists who first made a name for themselves here. It is the largest existing and cohesive collection relating to the equally famous and infamous district. Environmental protection, changes in the cityscape and the continuous photographic documentation of social movements are further areas of focus. Exhibits from the period of the French occupation are show here, along with its development as an amusement district and the Nazi period.

    Using multimedia technology, visitors are able to enter disreputable establishments from bygone years. Along with jewellery from Domenica Niehoff's estate, Germany.

    Opening Times

    • Mon - Wed: 11:00 a.m. - 06:00 p.m.
    • Thu: 11:00 a.m. - 09:00 p.m.
    • Fri - Sat: 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    • Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 06:00 p.m.

    More information at:
    Hotline: 040 - 439 20 80

    Regular ticket: 5,00 €

    Adults with Hamburg CARD: 4,00 €
    Seniors, students, teenagers and unemployed people: 4,00 €
    Groups (at least 15 persons): 3,00 €

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    Address: Davidstraße 17, 20359 Hamburg

    The current exhibition

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    +49 (0) 40 - 300 51 701

    Mon-Sat: 09.00 h - 19.00 h

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