Art Scene and Galleries in Hamburg

(Jenisch Haus / SHMH - Sinje Hasheider)

The Hamburg Metropolitan Region offers art treasures, museums and exhibitions. The regions’ over 300 museums alone attract more than 2.5 million visitors every year, and no less than 1.4 million of them just for the sixty or so in Hamburg. The Long Night of the Museums has been held since 2000, and in 2012 attracted around 30,000 people.

Hamburg Kunstmeile

Several museums with a total exhibition area of over 30,000 square metres line Hamburg’s "Kunstmeile" on both sides of the main train station in the heart of the city. In the course of 2017, more than 1 million people visited the five museums and exhibition halls of the Kunstmeile Hamburg. Under the umbrella of Kunstmeile Hamburg, the Kunsthalle Hamburg, the Museum of Arts and Crafts Hamburg, the Bucerius Kunst Forum, the Deichtorhallen Hamburg and the Kunstverein Hamburg have joined forces to position themselves within the Hamburg Metropolitan Region and beyond. The Kunstmeile's institutions present contemporary and historic art across all media types and are providing an exciting and varied exhibition programme. At a price of 25 euro, the 3-day pass is ideal for a city break in Hamburg with a cultural twist.

Hamburg’s gallery scene – diverse and cosmopolitan

Alongside the established art scene, a diverse gallery scene has established itself in Hamburg. The city hosts more than 50 galleries in total, with the highest concentration of exhibitions to be found in the Fleetinsel area and the Kontorhaus district. Yet also in other districts of the city do Hamburg gallery owners provide room for the fine arts and current trends. For an overview of galleries and events, please visit


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Triennial of Photography Hamburg

The Triennial of Photography Hamburg goes back to an initiative of the photographer and collector Prof. F. C. Gundlach. Since 1999, the photo festival has taken place every three years in cooperation with Hamburg's major museums, cultural institutions, numerous galleries and other organisers in Hamburg. In the meantime, the Triennale der Photographie Hamburg has become an important photo event of international reputation throughout Germany.