Art Scene and Galleries in Hamburg

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's 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.  At a price of 25 euro, the 3-day pass is ideal for a city break in Hamburg with a cultural twist.

While renovation and modernisation measures at the Kunsthalle, the Museum of Arts and Crafts, the Deichtorhallen and the Kunstverein have been completed, the Bucerius Kunst Forum will be welcoming guests to its spacious new premises on Alter Wall in 2019. The Kunstmeile's institutions present contemporary and historic art across all media types and are providing an exciting and varied exhibition programme.

From 16 februrary to 28 April, the Kunstverein will be presenting the exhibition "ECSTASIES" of Margerite Humea. Since 25 January, the Kunsthalle Hamburg is giving an introduction into the future of an art museum, the exhibition "MEIN BLICK" is a new from of citizens' interaction. The exhibition "Darum Wählt!" makes presents what a privilege a democratic vote is by remebering the first free elections in Germany 100 years ago,  in the Museum of Arts and Crafts (18 January to 22 April 2019). Meanwhile, the Bucerius Kunst Forum will focus on the changes in the world in the 1920s with the exhibition "Welt im Umbruch". Further information on the Kunstmeile pass as well as upcoming exhibitions at the five Kunstmeile venues is available online at

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

Triennial of Photography Hamburg

The topic of the 7th Triennial of Photography Hamburgs was BREAKING PONT. SEARCHING FOR CHANGE and took place from 7th June until September 2018. Find out more on:

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Between June and September 2018 Hamburg became the center of photography in Germany. The Triennal of Photography Hamburg took place under the Headline "BREAKING POINT. SEARCHING FOR CHANGE". Krzysztof Candrowicz was the artistic director for the second time after 2015. The Triennal takes place every three years and is organzied by Deichtorhallen and the city’s major museums, cultural institutions, galleries, and other organizers. The originlies in 1999 with the initiative of the photographor and collector Prof F. C. Gundlach