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Altona Museum

Foundation for Historical Museums Hamburg.

More information about the history of the popular Hansa city as well as Schleswig-Holstein can be found in the Altona Museumin Hamburg. You can learn a great deal about the art and cultural history of North Germany as well as about the fishing industry and seafaring.

The Altona Museum in Hamburg is one of the cities numerous attractions that should not be missed. Not only the famous historical Speicherstadt, the St. Michael’s church or the numerous shopping opportunities bring many visitors to the Metropolis on the Elbe; Hamburg’s extensive cultural offerings, including many museums, are also highlights. The Hamburg CARD lets visitors discover many worthwhile attractions at reduced prices.

The Altona Museum is situated between the Altona train station, the Elbe and the trendy Ottensen quarter. As one of Germany’s largest regional museums, it covers the art and cultural history of the North German area and presents the cultural-historical development of the Elbe region around Altona from Schleswig Holstein and the coastal area from the North Sea to the Baltic Sea.

The museum’s collection offers a multifaceted view of the art and cultural history of North Germany from the 18th century to the present. The local cultural history – which was greatly influenced by the fishing industry and seafaring – is also addressed. A further focus is the history of the media. The permanent exhibition displays the most important regional pieces from the areas of painting and graphics, the fine crafts, cultural history, fishing and seafaring.

The Altona Museum offers visitors an extensive programme that includes numerous special exhibitions as well as films and lectures. Here, its thematic range covers the 19th and 20th centuries.

With the interactive KINDEROLYMP children’s area, the Altona Museum is a popular destination for families. Through play, younger visitors learn more about the media-historical aspects of Hamburg’s history. In addition, there are special guided tours for families and activities for children. The museum shop has books and films for sale; stuffed animals, plastic figures and various postcards are available for the younger set.

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  • Adults: €5 instead of €8.50, Savings: €3.50
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For strolling, having a coffee, taking a walk or having some delicious food – situated directly at the Elbe and traversed by parks, Altona & Ottensen are considered to be charming and diverse districts with character. Brick walls create a rather rough atmosphere in Altona, while it is lively and colourful in Ottensen.

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