Caspar David Friedrich, Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer, um 1817
© Caspar David Friedrich, Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer, um 1817, Dauerleihgabe der Stiftung Hamburger Kunstsammlungen, Foto E. Walford

250 Years of Caspar David Friedrich

FROM 15 DECEMBER 2023 TO 1 APRIL 2024 Art for a New Era

The landscape painter Caspar David Friedrich, who came from northern Germany, is considered one of the most famous German artists. His work "Wanderer over the Sea of Fog" is internationally known and one of the most famous works of the Romantic period. On the occasion of his 250th birthday, the Hamburger Kunsthalle is dedicating a comprehensive anniversary exhibition to Caspar David Friedrich from 15 December 2023 to 1 April 2024, which will present a panorama of his art: his landscape depictions are particularly famous, as they show Caspar David Friedrich's relationship between man and nature in the style of Romanticism.

Caspar David Friedrich, Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer, um 1817
© Caspar David Friedrich, Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer, um 1817, Dauerleihgabe der Stiftung Hamburger Kunstsammlungen, Foto: Elke Walford

All information about the anniversary exhibition

From 15 December 2023 to 1 April 2024 at the Hamburger Kunsthalle

FRIEDRICH IN RETROSPECTIVE Most extensive exhibition of artworks

Caspar David Friedrich, Das Eismeer, 1823/24
© Caspar David Friedrich, Das Eismeer, 1823/24, Foto: Elke Walford
Caspar David Friedrich, Das Eismeer, 1823/24
Caspar David Friedrich, Wiesen bei Greifswald, 1821/22
© Caspar David Friedrich, Wiesen bei Greifswald, 1821/22, Foto: Elke Walford
Caspar David Friedrich, Wiesen bei Greifswald, 1821/22

Caspar David Friedrich stands for the art of Romanticism like no other artist. On the occasion of his 250th birthday, the Hamburger Kunsthalle is presenting over 60 paintings, including numerous iconic key works, and around 100 drawings as well as selected works by his artist friends. The exhibition thus offers the most extensive panorama of his art for many years. The focus is on the unique relationship between man and nature in Friedrich's work.

At the beginning of the 19th century, he thus set essential impulses and made the genre of landscape into "art for a new time". In addition, the view of around 20 contemporary artists on Friedrich's work in a separate section of the exhibition shows its great relevance. Last but not least, the fateful connection between man and nature that Friedrich's works speak of is existentially touching in the face of climate change and environmental destruction. The anniversary exhibition on the 250th birthday of Caspar David Friedrich is under the patronage of Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

EXPERIENCE ALL ARTWORKS IN HAMBURG Our offer for your visit

Our travel package includes an overnight stay in a hotel, flex admission to the Hamburger Kunsthalle, where you can decide when to visit, and a Hamburg CARD (valid for three days) to discover the city by public transport and for discounts at over 150 Hamburg attractions. Choose and book your favourite hotel right here!

Reisepaket: Große Jubiläumsausstellung 250. Geburtstag Caspar David Friedrich

Big anniversary exhibition 250th birthday of Caspar David Friedrich Art for an New Age - from December 2023

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Guided tour Kunsthalle to Michel

  • Guided city tour
  • Qualified tour guides
  • get to know the artistic side of Hamburg
  • to the special exhibition Caspar David Friedrich

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Guided tour Michel to Kunsthalle

  • Guided city tour
  • Qualified tour guides
  • get to know the artistic side of Hamburg
  • to the special exhibition Caspar David Friedrich

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FAQs All questions and answers on the 250th birthday of Caspar David Friedrich

When will the anniversary exhibition take place?

The anniversary exhibition will take place at the Hamburger Kunsthalle from 15 December 2023 to 1 April 2024. The Kunsthalle is open every day except Monday from 10 am to 6 pm (on Thursdays even until 9 pm).

How much does admission to the exhibition cost?

If you are planning your stay in Hamburg and would like to book a practical and comfortable complete package consisting of hotel accommodation, admission to the exhibition and a Hamburg CARD, you can do so directly and securely here. The individual admission tickets to the Kunsthalle (without hotel and without Hamburg CARD) can be found here.

What is Caspar David Friedrich famous for?

Caspar David Friedrich is one of the most famous painters of the Romantic period. He lived from 1774 to 1840 and is best known for his atmospheric landscape paintings. His most famous works are "The Wanderer over the Sea of Fog" and "The Arctic Sea".

Where can I see the original painting "Wanderer over the Sea of Fog"?

The painting "Wanderer over the Sea of Fog" is currently on display in various museums. The "Wanderer" will return to the Hamburger Kunsthalle in time for the large anniversary exhibition from 15 December 2023 and complete the artist's large panorama.

Where is the Kunsthalle and how is it open?

The Hamburger Kunsthalle is located at Glockengießerwall 5 (20095 Hamburg). The Kunsthalle can be reached from the main railway station after a short walk of about 5 minutes. This makes it ideal to use public transport, as all S-Bahn and U-Bahn lines stop at Hamburg Hauptbahnhof (subject to construction sites and diversions, please inform yourself in advance).

The Kunsthalle is open every day except Monday from 10 am to 6 pm (on Thursdays even until 9 pm).

Where can I find the best hotel for my visit?

In our all-inclusive travel package, you benefit from a wide selection of hotels with a feel-good guarantee in combination with a Hamburg CARD for discounts from over 150 tourist promotions in Hamburg as well as admission to the anniversary exhibition. You can cancel free of charge up to 7 days before arrival.

New interpretation of Caspar David Friedrich's work "Wanderer above the sea of fog" as a huge mural

Wandbild im Portugiesenviertel Caspar David Friedrichs Wanderer von Fintan Magee
© Walls Can Dance / Jérome Gerull
200 square metre mural of Caspar David Friedrich's famous painting in Hamburg's Portuguese Quarter

The Australian, internationally active façade artist Fintan Magee has reinterpreted Caspar David Friedrich's famous painting in Hamburg's Portuguese Quarter. In his social realist works, Magee, who is also known as the "Australian Banksy", addresses themes such as diversity, the environment and migration.

The 200 square metre mural can be admired at Ditmar-Koel-Straße 19. Walls Can Dance, northern Germany's largest open space gallery for urban art, initiated the project in cooperation with the Hamburger Kunsthalle and the main church St. Michaelis to mark the anniversary exhibition and the Dr Hans Riegel Foundation made it possible.

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