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Museum of Ethnology, Hamburg

The Hamburg Museum, also known as Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte ("Museum for Hamburg History"), is a history museum located in the city of Hamburg. It is located near the Planten un Blomen park in the center of Hamburg. The Museum of Ethnology, Hamburg (German: Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg), founded in 1879, is today of the largest museums of ethnology in Europe. The approximately 350,000 objects in the collection are visited every year by about 180,000 visitors. It lies in the Rotherbaum quarter of the Eimsbüttel borough in Hamburg. It is one of the greatest ethnological halls in Europe and is home to a population of around 600,000 exhibits and historic photos and documents from Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Australia. Visitors can immerse themselves to a total of around 5,200 square meters of exhibition space in the culture of other nations.

For more information please contact Museum of Ethnology in Hamburg, Rothenbaumchaussee 64, 20148 Hamburg, Tel: +49 (0) 40 42 88 79-0, E-mail:

Museum of Ethnology, Hamburg

Museum of Ethnology, Hamburg
The main facade of the building

Kunsthalle Hamburg

The Hamburger Kunsthalle is an art museum in Hamburg, Germany. The art museum focuses on painting in Hamburg in the 14th century, paintings by Dutch and Flemish artists of the 16th and 17th centuries, French and German paintings of the 19th century, and modern art. It consists of three connected buildings located in the city center, near the Central Station and the Binnenalster lake. The museum houses an important collection of painting from the 19th century with works from Max Liebermann, Lovis Corinth, Philipp Otto Runge, Caspar David Friedrich, Adolf Menzel. The Gallerie der Gegenwart is devoted to modern arts from the early 20th century, e.g. Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, and Max Beckmann, and art after 1945. or more information and enquiries please contact Hamburger Kunsthalle, Glockengießerwall 20095, Hamburg, Tel: +49 (0) 40 - 428 131 200,

Kunsthalle Hamburg

The Schirrmacher/Hude red brick building at night
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Internationales Maritimes Museum Hamburg

The Internationales Maritimes Museum Hamburg (International Maritime Museum) is a private museum in the HafenCity quarter of Hamburg, Germany. The museum is located in the Speicherstadt (warehouse district) in the port of Hamburg. The museum houses Peter Tamm's collection of model ships, construction plans, uniforms, and maritime art, amounting to over 40,000 items and more than one million photographs.The walkabout starts with a 3,000 years old dugout, which was found in the Elbe river. The exhibition consists of paintings with a naval or marine theme, model ships made of whale bones or ivory, weapons, uniforms, and decorations. Also the reproduction of the James Caird, the small lifeboat of Sir Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, used by the German explorer Arved Fuchs in a relived journey in 2000 is displayed. The museum's archive also possesses 47 original letters of Lord Horatio Nelson, famous for his victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. The collection shows more than 36,000 items on 12,000 km2 (4,600 sq mi).

For more information and enquiries please contact International Maritime Museum Hamburg, Kaispeicher B, Koreastrasse 1, 20457 Hamburg, Germany, Tel: +49 (0) 40-300 92 30 - 0, E-mail:

Internationales Maritimes Museum

Former warehouse, now the Internationales Maritimes Museum of Hamburg
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