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Hamburg - City of Culture

CITY OF CULTURE From classic to wild

Hamburg's cultural offer is unique in its diversity. If you like art, photography, music, theatre or architecture, you will love Hamburg.

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Affenfaust Galerie

In Hamburg, the venue for urban and new contemporary art since 2012.

Affenfaust Galerie
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On the go in the Speicherstadt

The narrow canals, bridges and streets along the world's largest contiguous warehouse complex are a permanent element and part of the Hanseatic City's identity.

On the go in the Speicherstadt
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From antique to contemporary to modern. Hamburger Kunsthalle

Hamburger Kunsthalle is one of the largest and most important art museums in Germany. Its superb permanent collection takes visitors on a journey through seven centuries of art history, from the medieval altars through to the stars of the…

Hamburger Kunsthalle
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World renowned concert hall and city emblem Elbphilharmonie

The Elbphilharmonie Hamburg is truly building of superlatives and has set itself the goal of becoming one of the ten best concert halls in the world. The fact that it has the best chances to get there is not only due to the spectacular architecture,…

Elbphilharmonie
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Artistic-Must do

Teaser 3 Tage Kunstmeile
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3-Day Art Mile Pass

  • Historical and modern Art
  • Perfect location between Alster & Elbe
  • Everything reachable by foot
  • Five renowned art institutions
3-Day Art Mile Pass
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The Kunstmeile Hamburg are the five renowned art institutions in the center of Hamburg. The Bucerius Kunst Forum, the Deichtorhallen Hamburg, the Hamburger Kunsthalle, the Kunstverein in Hamburg and the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe are all within walking distance of each other along the art mile. Their excellent location near Alster and Elbe is an invitation to visitors to take a stroll of discovery. Together they exhibit an up-to-date, vibrant selection of contemporary and historical art.#

Note: The 3-day pass entitles you to unlimited admission for three consecutive days to all five homes. To enter the booking, the selection of a date is required. This is not relevant to the validity of the ticket. This begins with the first exhibition visit, to which it must be presented in print.

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Internationales Maritimes Museum
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International Maritimes Museum Hamburg - Entrance

  • 3000 years of seafaring history
  • Over 40,000 miniature models
  • Queen Mary 2 out of a million Legos
  • Real ship simulator
International Maritimes Museum Hamburg - Entrance
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Internationales Maritimes Museum
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Discover the world of seafaring: located in Hamburg's oldest surviving warehouse, the Maritime Museum presents 3,000 years of seafaring history with priceless exhibits from around the world. Welcome aboard: wind and waves, explorers and pirates. Over 40,000 miniature models, a treasure chamber with ships made of gold, silver and amber, the Queen Mary 2 built out of a million Lego bricks and a real ice wall you can touch.

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Artistic-Must do

Hamburger Kunsthalle
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Kunsthalle - Entrance

  • Important public art collections
  • Works from seven centuries
  • Changing art presentations
  • 700 constantly exhibited works
Kunsthalle - Entrance
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Hamburger Kunsthalle
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The three distinctive buildings of the Hamburg Kunsthalle art gallery are home to one of the most important public art collections in Germany, featuring works from seven centuries of art history. Frequently changing exhibitions of the museum's renowned collections show how art has developed from the Middle Ages until the present day. Over 700 works are on permanent display. Most of the more modern pieces are in the Gallery of Contemporary Art.

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New location from 7 June 2019

Bucerius Kunstforum
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Bucerius Art Forum - Entrance

  • Always changing exhibitions
  • Works from antiquity to the present
  • All aspects of the fine arts
Bucerius Art Forum - Entrance
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From 9.00
Bucerius
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Bucerius Kunst Forum

is located right in the centre of Hamburg, close to the town hall, the Bucerius Kunst Forum art gallery presents different exhibitions throughout the year featuring works on subjects from antiquity to the present day. This is a place of exchanges and encounters for all aspects of the fine arts.

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Family-Highlight

Ballinstadt
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BallinStadt Emigrant Museum - Entrance

  • Exciting im- & emigration history
  • 4 epochs interesting presented
  • Free Family Research Area
  • Interactive game »Simmigrant«

BallinStadt Emigrant Museum - Entrance
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Ballinstadt
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On an area of 2,500 square meters, experience the fascinating migration history of over four eras at the Emigration Museum BallinStadt Hamburg. Follow the footsteps of people striving to fulfill their hopes and dreams on their journey to a new homeland while visiting our exhibition. Learn more about Albert Ballin, the founder of the former emigrations halls in Hamburg. In our in-house research center with four computer terminals, you have access to the digitized version of the unique Hamburg passenger lists as well as to the world’s largest genealogical database. It includes further information, such as U.S. censuses and address books (in total 18 billion historical documents and images worldwide).

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Plaza
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Tagesticket Elbphilharmonie Plaza

  • public viewing platform
  • 360° view of the city and the harbour
  • 37 metres above grund level
  • unlimited unique access

 

Tagesticket Elbphilharmonie Plaza
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From 10.00
Elbphilharmonie Plaza Hamburg
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The Elbphilharmonie Plaza serves as the junction between the old harbour warehouse and the modern glass structure above it. Located at a height of 37 metres above ground level, this public viewing platform is open to everyone and offers a breathtaking 360° view of the city and the harbour. The Plaza is open to everyone – not just concertgoers and hotel guests. You are welcome to come up and enjoy the fantastic view, discover more about the architecture or meet friends for coffee and a snack – from 09:00 to 24:00 daily.

In the interior area of the Plaza you will find stairways and lifts to the concert halls, the takeaway café »Deck & Deli«, and the lobby of »The Westin Hamburg« hotel. Information on the Elbphilharmonie, books, CDs and souvenirs are for sale in the Elbphilharmonie Shop. Visitors can walk all the way around the Elbphilharmonie on the outer Plaza.

 

Access to the Elbphilharmonie Plaza

It is possible to visit the Elbphilharmonie Plaza free of charge. However you have to get a free ticket which is only available on the same day and at the Elbphilharmonie visitor center (Kaiserkai 62) or at the Plaza ticket machines. As the number of visitors to the plaza is limited, long waiting times may occur, especially on weekends. With our day ticket, you have guaranteed unique access without having to decide for a certain time in advance.

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12-Monats-Kunstmeilenpass
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12-Month Art Mile Pass

  • Must-Have for every art lover
  • Historical and modern Art
  • Perfect location between Alster & Elbe
  • Five renowned art institutions
12-Month Art Mile Pass
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From 36.00
Kunstmeilenpass 12 Monate
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The Kunstmeile Hamburg are the five renowned art institutions in the center of Hamburg. The Bucerius Kunst Forum, the Deichtorhallen Hamburg, the Hamburger Kunsthalle, the Kunstverein in Hamburg and the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe are all within walking distance of each other along the art mile. Their excellent location near Alster and Elbe is an invitation to visitors to take a stroll of discovery. Together they exhibit an up-to-date, vibrant selection of contemporary and historical art.

Note: The 12-month Kunstmeilenpass entitles you to a one-time visit to all five institutions, including special exhibitions, and is valid for 12 months. To enter the booking, the selection of a date is required. This is not relevant to the validity of the ticket. This begins with the first exhibition visit, to which it must be presented in print.

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Beatles
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Beatles in St. Pauli 7:00 p.m.

  • Along the main Beatles venues
  • From Feldstraße to the Reeperbahn
  • On the cult band's "growing up" trail
  • Bar with Beatles music as finish
Beatles in St. Pauli 7:00 p.m.
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From 20.00
Beatles
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Walking tour around St. Pauli – with live music and bar visits. The meteoric rise of the Beatles began at the start of the 1960s on Große Freiheit in Hamburg. Right in the middle of the red-light district, surrounded by barmaids, prostitutes, sailors and boxing waiters, the young Beatles "grew up fast", according to John Lennon. This guided walk from Feldstrasse to the Reeperbahn takes you to all of the important Beatles sites, finishing at a pub where you can enjoy more Beatles songs.

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Weltkulturerbe
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Hamburg has been awarded for this outstanding ensemble of historic buildings which can be experienced as an urban space for the first time since the abolition of the Hamburg Freeport. We discover the heart of the Speicherstadt with its impressive brick facades and dikes, we cross bridges and reach the Chilehaus, the Sprinkenhof and the Messberghof. Both districts share historic stories about office clerks, money counting tables, paternoster as well as outstanding architecture.

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Tatort Tour
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TATORT Tour Hamburg

  • TOP-filming locations from the show
  • Highlights from 47 years of TATORT
  • Experience another side of Hamburg
  • Incl. 2 free drinks p.p.

 

TATORT Tour Hamburg
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Tatort Tour
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On this 3-hour detective tour you’ll experience some great highlights of the famous German detective series ‘TATORT’ and get to explore its best film locations in Hamburg. Characterized by humour, interesting information and criminological charm, this tour will lead you from the town hall to the famous red light district – a break with two free drinks per person is included.

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Elbphilharmonie
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They experience and learn everything about the genesis until the completion of the Elbphilharmonie. The guides have z.T. accompanied the construction itself and for you some crucial original building materials to touch in the luggage !!! You will see a short film and pictures of the shell at the beginning of this unforgettable tour. Then take the longest curved escalator in the world up to the "Plaza" of Hamburg's new, international landmark and enjoy the unique view of the city and the Port of Hamburg.

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Vom Rathaus zur Elphi
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Tales of proud merchants and tragic calamities: this walking tour from the town hall to the warehouse district and HafenCity features narrow alleyways and large merchants houses, canals and warehouses, and covers everything from cholera to the great fire of 1842. The sightseeing walk gives an insight into how Hamburg became a world-famous port and encourages visitors to continue exploring by themselves.

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Bucerius Kunst Forum

The Bucerius Kunst Forum, located on Hamburg's Rathausmarkt, invites its guests to enjoy an exclusive encounter with the classics of art. Four alternating exhibitions per year show, in a concentrated format, international art of the highest quality, from antiquity to classic modern art.

Bucerius Kunst Forum

Bucerius Kunst Forum

Alter Wall 12
20457 Hamburg

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Composers Quarter

The Hamburg Composers' Quarter is an association of various museums that offer exciting and interactive insights into the biographies of world-famous composers.

Composers Quarter

Komponisten-Quartier

Peterstraße 28
20355 Hamburg

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Deichtorhallen

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.

Deichtorhallen

Deichtorhallen

Deichtorstraße 1-2
20095 Hamburg

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Deutsches Schauspielhaus

Enjoy culture in a classical atmosphere - at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus the old masters are breathed back into life in new productions.

Deutsches Schauspielhaus

Deutsches Schauspielhaus

Kirchenallee 39
20099 Hamburg

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Dialoghaus Hamburg

Embark on a discovery tour of your senses. With Dialogue in the Dark, Dialogue in Silence and Dialogue with Time, three exciting exhibitions await you in the heart of the Speicherstadt.

Dialoghaus Hamburg

Dialoghaus Hamburg

Alter Wandrahm 5
20457 Hamburg

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Ernst Deutsch Theater

The Ernst Deutsch Theater is Germany's largest private spoken theatre and regularly presents plays in the field of tension between tradition and topicality.

Ernst Deutsch Theater

Ernst Deutsch Theater

Friedrich-Schütter-Platz 1
22087 Hamburg

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EVENTS Our tips for you

Großer Saal der Elbphilharmonie
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Vincent Dubois

  • 09.02.2020
  • 20:00
  • Elbphilharmonie (Großer Saal)
moondog - Floating: Katia Labèque
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moondog - Floating: Katia Labèque

  • 10.08.2019
  • 21:00
  • Thalia Theater
Tschechische Symphoniker Prag / Coro di Praga
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Prague Symphony Orchestra / Coro di Praga

  • 05.01.2020
  • 20:00
  • Laeiszhalle (Großer Saal)

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Bucerius Kunst Forum
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Exhibition at the Bucerius Kunst Forum Art and Travel

  • overnight stay in a hotel, with breakfast
  • entrance ticket for the exhibition in the Bucerius Kunst Forum
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth € 26,50
Exhibition at the Bucerius Kunst Forum
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including UNESCO World Heritage Site
Maritime Cultural Heritage
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Maritime Cultural Heritage Culture Travel

  • overnight stay in a Hotel, with breakfast
  • guided tour Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth € 26,50
Maritime Cultural Heritage
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Only one ticket left!
Elbphilharmonie Summer - Kent Nagano
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Elbphilharmonie Summer - Kent Nagano Academy Concert 24th August 2019

 

  • overnight stay in a hotel, with breakfast
  • concert ticket in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 26,50 €

 

Elbphilharmonie Summer - Kent Nagano
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Cultural Highlights in Hamburg

As a true culture fan, are you also looking for very special highlights in Hamburg? Then we have just the thing for you! We will show you the absolute TOP highlights in Hamburg's cultural scene!

Cultural Highlights in Hamburg
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