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English stage arts & performances

Though the major language for theatre perfromances in Hamburg is German, there still is a fine selection of leading theatres and other institutions that also perform in English. For more detailed information, please check the websites of the following cultural institutions:

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The English Theatre of Hamburg

The English Theatre in Hamburg shows dramas, thrillers and comedies exclusively with British actors from London.

The English Theatre of Hamburg
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Traditional stage with impressive productions Thalia Theater

A visit to the venerable Thalia Theater promises visitors a high-class and stylish theatre visit in the heart of Hamburg even today.

Thalia Theater
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Venue for music, theatre and dance Kampnagel

Kampnagel enjoys worldwide recognition as an international production house. It offers a multi-faceted platform for contemporary performing arts, as…

Kampnagel
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Planetarium

The Hamburg Planetarium is probably the most advanced planetarium on your home planet! Under the dome of the hall is assembled a "multimedia…

Planetarium

Guided tours in English

The following cultural institutions offer regular tours in English. For non-native speakers, some tours are also available in other languages. For example, the International Maritime Museum offers guided tours in French. The Deichtorhallen also offer tours of the Falkenberg Collection in Turkish.

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Helms Museum

The Helms Museum is the Hamburg Museum for archaeology and the history of Harburg. The Museum in the south of Hamburg offers an exciting overview of more than 200,000 years of the history of the region. Interactive exhibits and special exhibitions attract laypersons and experts alike.

Helms Museum

Archäologisches Museum Hamburg

Museumsplatz 2
21075 Hamburg

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International Maritime Museum

Kaispeicher B in Hamburg's Speicherstadt is home to the world's largest private collection of maritime treasures from 3000 years of shipping and naval history.

International Maritime Museum

Internationales Maritimes Museum

Koreastraße 1 , Kaispeicher B
20457 Hamburg

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Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg

The Miniatur Wunderland in Speicherstadt Hamburg is the must-see for all railway enthusiasts, world-deckers, families, and every other visitor to Hamburg!

Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg

Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg

Kehrwieder 2 / Block D
20457 Hamburg

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Museum am Rothenbaum - Kulturen und Künste der Welt

The Museum am Rothenbaum, Kulturen und Künste der Welt (MARKK) preserves the cultural and artistic wealth of humanity.

Museum am Rothenbaum - Kulturen und Künste der Welt

Museum am Rothenbaum - Kulturen und Künste der Welt

Rothenbaumchaussee 64
20148 Hamburg

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Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe

Opened in 1877, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg (MK&G) is one of Europe's leading museums of design.

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe

Steintorplatz 1
20099 Hamburg

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Speicherstadtmuseum

Discover Hamburg's World Heritage! - In the authentic setting of a storage block from 1888, you can still experience the original atmosphere of the world's unique storage city, which was declared a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2015.

Speicherstadtmuseum

Speicherstadtmuseum

Am Sandtorkai 36
20457 Hamburg

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English audio guides

Many museums and exhibitions supply audio devices or audio guide apps in English, some even more foreign languages.

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From Hamburg to a new world Emigrant Museum BallinStadt

The emigrant museum BallinStadt in Hamburg opens its doors and shows in its exhibition the emigration history from four epochs.

Emigrant Museum BallinStadt
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Who is really real here? Panoptikum

The waxworks museum on Spielbudenplatz has been open for over 130 years and it is well worth a visit! Here you can meet everyone from Albert Einstein…

Panoptikum
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International Maritime Museum

Kaispeicher B in Hamburg's Speicherstadt is home to the world's largest private collection of maritime treasures from 3000 years of shipping and naval…

International Maritime Museum
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From antique to contemporary to modern. Hamburger Kunsthalle

The Hamburger Kunsthalle is one of the most important and largest art museums in Germany. Its first-class collection takes visitors through 8…

Hamburger Kunsthalle
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Spicy's Gewürzmuseum

The unique SPICY'S Gewürzmuseum, housed in an old warehouse in Hamburg's Speicherstadt since 1993, is a spice museum that appeals to all the senses -…

Spicy's Gewürzmuseum

English information material & descriptions of the exhibits

Information material and exhibition texts as well as descriptions of the exhibits in English can be found at the following cultural institutions:

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Museum am Rothenbaum - Kulturen und Künste der Welt

The Museum am Rothenbaum, Kulturen und Künste der Welt (MARKK) preserves the cultural and artistic wealth of humanity.

Museum am Rothenbaum - Kulturen und Künste der Welt

Museum am Rothenbaum - Kulturen und Künste der Welt

Rothenbaumchaussee 64
20148 Hamburg

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Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe

Opened in 1877, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg (MK&G) is one of Europe's leading museums of design.

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe

Steintorplatz 1
20099 Hamburg

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Museum Ship RICKMER RICKMERS

The museum ship RICKMER RICKMERS in the Hamburg harbour is a floating monument reminding of the times of the great windjammers in Hamburg, open daily for visitors, except from Mondays.

Museum Ship RICKMER RICKMERS

Rickmer Rickmers

Landungsbrücken Ponton 1a
20359 Hamburg

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Speicherstadtmuseum

Discover Hamburg's World Heritage! - In the authentic setting of a storage block from 1888, you can still experience the original atmosphere of the world's unique storage city, which was declared a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2015.

Speicherstadtmuseum

Speicherstadtmuseum

Am Sandtorkai 36
20457 Hamburg

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Spicy's Gewürzmuseum

The unique SPICY'S Gewürzmuseum, housed in an old warehouse in Hamburg's Speicherstadt since 1993, is a spice museum that appeals to all the senses - visitors can smell, touch and taste as much as they please.

Spicy's Gewürzmuseum

Spicy's Gewürzmuseum

Am Sandtorkai 34
20457 Hamburg

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Cinemas showing original versions (OV) or originals with subtitles (OmU)

If you are interested in movies in English, you should definitely visit one of these cinemas. Don't be put off by the German website, the following cinemas from time to time show English films or original versions with English subtitles.

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Films in original version Savoy Filmtheater

The traditional Savoy film theatre primarily shows original-language films as well as highlights from the English theatre scene.

Savoy Filmtheater
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3001 Kino

Small, romantic cinema in Hamburg’s Schanzenviertel.

3001 Kino
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Varied cultural programme zeise kinos

The Zeise cinemas in Hamburg Ottensen are located in a former ship propeller factory. In this unique setting, viewers can enjoy a varied cultural…

zeise kinos
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Place to dream Passage Cinema

The Passage cinema has three halls with 670 seats. The latest technology is presented in a stylish setting.

Passage Cinema
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Current mainstream cinema CinemaxX

The CinemaxX at Dammtor shows current movie highlights. It's not unusual for big stars to romp around in the cinema for the premiere of their latest…

CinemaxX

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Uniquely and unmistakably Hamburg Only in Hamburg

These cultural sights can only be found in Hamburg: from the UNESCO Speicherstadt and Kontorhausviertel to the Elbphilharmonie and the famous Michel, the main church named St. Michaelis.

Only in Hamburg
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