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Cultural Highlights in Hamburg

A foray through Hamburg's culture & music

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!

1.Hamburger Kunsthalle

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The Hamburger Kunsthalle is one of the most important and largest art museums in Germany. Its first-class collection takes visitors from the Old Masters to the stars of contemporary art.

Hamburger Kunsthalle

  • Address Glockengießerwall 5
    20095 Hamburg
  • Opening hours
    • Tue10:00 - 18:00
    • Wed10:00 - 18:00
    • Thu10:00 - 21:00
    • Fri10:00 - 18:00
    • Sat10:00 - 18:00
    • Sun10:00 - 18:00

Hamburger Kunsthalle

Glockengießerwall 5
20095 Hamburg

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2.Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte

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Opened in 1922 at Holstenwall, the Museum of Hamburg History is today Germany's largest museum of urban history. If you want to know how the mission fort Hammaburg became the proud Hanseatic city and the proverbial gateway to the world, then the Museum of Hamburg History is the right place for you.

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Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte

  • Address Holstenwall 24
    20355 Hamburg
  • Opening hours
    • Mon10:00 - 17:00
    • Wed10:00 - 17:00
    • Fri10:00 - 17:00
    • Sat10:00 - 18:00
    • Sun10:00 - 18:00

Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte

Holstenwall 24
20355 Hamburg

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3.MARKK Hamburg

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The MARKK Hamburg (former Museum of Ethnology) awaits visitors with countless finds from different peoples as well as exciting special exhibitions on cultures from different continents.

MARKK Hamburg

  • Address Rothenbaumchaussee 64
    20148 Hamburg
  • Opening hours
    • Tue10:00 - 18:00
    • Wed10:00 - 18:00
    • Thu10:00 - 21:00
    • Fri10:00 - 18:00
    • Sat10:00 - 18:00
    • Sun10:00 - 18:00

Museum für Völkerkunde

Rothenbaumchaussee 64
20148 Hamburg

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4.Der Große Saal in der Elbphilharmonie

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Deep inside the building is the heart of the Elbphilharmonie: the large concert hall can accommodate around 2100 guests.

Der Große Saal in der Elbphilharmonie

  • Address Platz der Deutschen Einheit 1
    20457 Hamburg

Elbphilharmonie Großer Saal

Platz der Deutschen Einheit 1
20457 Hamburg

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5.Deichtorhallen

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The Deichtorhallen Hamburg is one of Europe's largest art exhibition halls. Those interested in art and photography will find a great variety of different pictures and interesting exhibitions there.

Deichtorhallen

  • Address Deichtorstraße 1-2
    20095 Hamburg
  • Opening hours
    • Tue11:00 - 18:00
    • Wed11:00 - 18:00
    • Thu11:00 - 18:00
    • Fri11:00 - 18:00
    • Sat11:00 - 18:00
    • Sun11:00 - 18:00

Deichtorhallen

Deichtorstraße 1-2
20095 Hamburg

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6.Laeiszhalle

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The magnificent Laeiszhalle, built in neo-baroque style, offers a wonderful ambience for an unforgettable classical evening, but also for jazz, pop and children's concerts.

Laeiszhalle

  • Address Johannes-Brahms-Platz
    20355 Hamburg

Laeiszhalle

Johannes-Brahms-Platz
20355 Hamburg

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7.Bucerius Kunst Forum

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The Bucerius Kunst Forum at Hamburg's Rathausmarkt invites its guests to an exclusive encounter with the classics of art. Four changing exhibitions per year show international art of the highest quality in a concentrated format.

Bucerius Kunst Forum

  • Address Alter Wall 12
    20457 Hamburg
  • Opening hours
    • Mon11:00 - 19:00
    • Tue11:00 - 19:00
    • Wed11:00 - 19:00
    • Thu11:00 - 21:00
    • Fri11:00 - 19:00
    • Sat11:00 - 19:00
    • Sun11:00 - 19:00

Bucerius Kunst Forum

Alter Wall 12
20457 Hamburg

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8.Thalia Theater

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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

  • Address Alstertor
    20095 Hamburg

Thalia Theater

Alstertor
20095 Hamburg

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9.Deutsches SchauSpielHaus

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

Deutsches SchauSpielHaus

  • Address Kirchenallee 39
    20099 Hamburg

Deutsches Schauspielhaus

Kirchenallee 39
20099 Hamburg

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10.Hamburgische Staatsoper

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Visitors to Hamburg who are looking for high-class opera entertainment will be spoiled with grandiose performances in the time-honoured Hamburg State Opera.

Hamburgische Staatsoper

  • Address Große Theaterstraße 25
    20354 Hamburg
  • Opening hours
    • Mon10:00 - 18:30
    • Tue10:00 - 18:30
    • Wed10:00 - 18:30
    • Thu10:00 - 18:30
    • Fri10:00 - 18:30
    • Sat10:00 - 18:30

Hamburgische Staatsoper

Große Theaterstraße 25
20354 Hamburg

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Artistic-Must do

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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
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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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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
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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

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Kunsthalle - Entrance

  • Important public art collections
  • Works from seven centuries
  • Changing art presentations
  • 700 constantly exhibited works
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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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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
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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

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BallinStadt Emigrant Museum - Entrance

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

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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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Tagesticket Elbphilharmonie Plaza

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

 

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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-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 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
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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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THIS MIGHT INTREST YOU AS WELL Further Recommendations

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FROM A TO Z Museums & Galleries

From paintings by old masters in Hamburg's famous Kunsthalle all the way to the scary yet beautiful history shown in Hamburg's Dungeon: Dive into historical times and abstract worlds.

Museums & Galleries
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Theatre, Museums, Galleries & Music Culture & Music in Hamburg

Hamburg's cultural offers could hardly be more diverse: Countless theatres, museums and galleries, as well as the opera and a colourful clubbing scene make Hamburg a pure cultural pleasure.

Culture & Music in Hamburg
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One city – unlimited music experiences Hamburg – City of Music

There are a thousand good reasons for embarking on a music-themed trip to Hamburg – from classical and electronic festivals to music history, and from live gigs to club culture, there is plenty to be discovered here.

Hamburg – City of Music

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