Top 5 Hamburg museums
Germany’s second largest city, Hamburg is a fascinating destination. The city is home to numerous visitor attractions ranging from churches to parks, from theatres to museums and others. In one of the previous articles I have already presented you the best sights of Hamburg. Below I will give you some useful information about the top 5 Hamburg museums, including the Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburgmuseum, the Archaeological Museum of Hamburg, the Museum of Arts and Crafts and the Museum of Ethnology. If you are an art-lover, planning a visit to this wonderful city, the following guide is a must-read for you.
Kunsthalle Hamburg is a fantastic art museum. Including three interconnected buildings, the museum houses a large collection which contains German paintings dating from the 14th century, paintings by Flemish and Dutch artists dating from the 16th and 17th centuries, respective German and French works of the 19th century, not to mention the fantastic modern and contemporary paintings.
The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00, on Thursdays from 10:00 to 21:00. It is closed Mondays. (June 2013)
Also known as the “Museum for Hamburg History”(Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte), this fantastic visitor attraction is with no doubt one of the best museums of the city. As its name suggests it, the museum contains exhibitions relating to the history of the city. It can be found in the city centre, near the Planten un Blomen park.
The Archaeological Museum of Hamburg
The Archäologisches Museum Hamburg is also very popular among visitors. The museum presents the archaeological finds of the city and its neighboring area. It is situated on the Museumplatz and can be visited Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 until 17:00. (June 2013)
The Museum of Arts and Crafts
The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe is one of the best museums of Hamburg. It is a museum of applied, fine and decorative arts. It includes collections of furniture, porcelain, sculptures, keyboard instruments, carpets and so on. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00, on Thursdays from 10:00 to 21:00. (June 2013)
The Museum of Ethnology
Europe’s biggest museum of ethnology can be found in Hamburg. Founded in 1879, the Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg is a great visitor attraction of the city. It houses about 350.000 of collected objects and attracts a large number of over 180.000 visitors yearly. It can be found in the Rotherbaum quarter of the city. It can be visited Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 until 18:00, Thursdays until 21:00. (June 2013)