Opening Hours

10 am – 6 pm 
10 am– 9 pm
Thursday on/before public holidays 
10 am – 6 pm
Date Day of the week Hours Occasion
31 Oct 2019 Thursday 10 am - 6 pm Reformation Day
24 Dec 2019 Tuesday closed Christmas Eve
25 Dec 2019 Wednesday closed 1st Christmas Holiday
26 Dec 2019 Thursday 10 am - 6 pm 2nd Christmas Holiday
31 Dec 2019 Tuesday 10 am - 3 pm New Year's Eve
01 Jan 2020 Wednesday 12 am - 6 pm New Year
18 Apr 2020 Thursday 10 am - 6 pm Maunday Thursday
19 Apr 2020 Friday 10 am - 6 am Good Day
21 Apr 2020 Sunday 10 am - 6 am Easter Sunday
22 Apr 2020 Monday 10 am - 6 pm Easter Monday

Admission Prices


Regular   14 €
Thursday 5.30p.m. to 9p.m. 8 €
concessions for:
pupils, apprentices, trainees and university students (18 - 29 years)
unemployment benefit claimants, social welfare recipients, seriously disabled persons
8 €
Thursday 5.30p.m. to 9p.m.
Regular 8 €
Concessions 5 €
Children & Youth
aged 17 and younger
10 or more, per person
The group tickets must be paid by one person in order to get the concession.
12 €
Hamburg Card   11 €
Entry into the Library
without visting the museum
Hamburg City Pass   free


        Children and young people aged 17 and younger
        School classes for a booked tour, necessary accompanying teachers (usually 1-2)
        Students at the HfbK (Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg)
        Students attending Art History Seminars at the University of Hamburg
        Students at the HAW, Department of Design

Association members
Upon showing a valid ID card Berufsverband Bildender Künstler (BBK), Bund Deutscher Kunsterzieher (BDK), ICOM (International Council of Museums), BVGD (Bundesverband der Gästeführer Deutschland e.V.),  Deutscher Museumsbund e.V., AICA (International Association of Art Critics),  Verband Deutscher Kunsthistoriker (VDK), Verband Deutscher Restauratoren (VDR), Ulmer Verein

        Friends of the Hamburger Kunsthalle
        Freunde der Kunsthalle e. V., Malschule in der Kunsthalle
      »Die Meisterzeichnung«- Freunde des Hamburger Kupferstichkabinetts e. V.

        Carriers of a valid press ID card Necessary companions for disabled visitors
        Necessary companions for disabled visitors
Golden Friday
Fridays for senior citizens aged 65 and older
admission includes coffee/tea and a piece of cake (available 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. in Café Das Liebermann)          
Art & Cube
Saturday + Sunday, Lunch with Tours 
Reservation in The Restaurant THE CUBE required. +49-(0)40-30375196
Art & Cube 
for Freunde der Kunsthalle/ for members
Saturday + Sunday, Lunch with Tours 
Tickets at the ticket-office. Reservation in The Restaurant THE CUBE required. +49-(0)40-30375196
Kunstmeilen Pass

1 ticket – 5 institutions – valid for 12 months. Entitles to one visit to each of the following institutions: Bucerius Kunstforum, Deichtorhallen, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Kunstverein Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe. Available for purchase at any Kunstmeile institution ticket counter.

Regular 36€ 
concessions 22€
HamburgCard or Art Card 28,50€

3-Day-Pass from Kunstmeile Hamburg

1 ticket – 5 institutions – unlimited admission during three consecutive days

Regular 25€ 
concessions 19€
HamburgCard or Art Card 20€
Themed tours 

Themed tours and Wednesdays guided tour Participation excl. Admisson

    Children and young people (aged 17 and younger): free    
Family Tour
Participation excl. Admission
Children’s guide
every Saturday 3p.m.
From 5 years, 90 minutes incl. practice, per child
Teilnahme zzgl. Eintritt
Guided tours and events on Thursdays from 6 p.m.   included in the ticket (Unless otherwise specified)     
Plus Admission 

Group admission for booked tours with more than 10 participants (max. 25), per person otherwise seperate, regular admissions

    school classes from general education schools: free    

Tour for school classes


60 min. (necessary accompanying teachers free)
Introductory museum talk for school classes
90 min. (necessary accompanying teachers free
Museum talk for school classes with hands-on activity
90 min. (necessary accompanying teachers free)
Museum talk for school classes
long, 120 min. (necessary accompanying teachers free)
Project for school classes with hands-on activity
180 min. (necessary accompanying teachers free
Introductory talk for groups of adults
60 min
Museum talk for groups of adults
90 min. 
Museum talk for groups of adults
120 min. 
Surcharge for foreign languages
Tours available in English, French, Russian, Italian and Spanish by request. 
Surcharge for Sundays / holidays   10€
Children`s birthday party
120 min
Children`s birthday party
180 min
Licensed tours
Booking at phone 040-428131-200,, Plus admission, no all-inclusive group admission rate




StadtRAD (city bike)

The StadtRAD (city bike) service is run by the City of Hamburg and is a great way to get around. One of the many StadtRAD docking stations is located on the forecourt of the main railway station (»Hauptbahnhof«). For further information visit 

Public transport

The Hamburger Kunsthalle is located next to Hamburg’s main railway station (»Hauptbahnhof«). There are various public transport options available for visitors to the museum:
U-Bahn: Take the U1, U2 or U3 to »Hauptbahnhof«. The Kunsthalle is just a few minutes’ walk from the station.
S-Bahn: Take the S1, S2, S3, S11, S21 or S31 to »Hauptbahnhof« and walk the short distance to the museum.
Bus: Take the 112 bus to the stop »Hamburger Kunsthalle«.

By train

The Hamburger Kunsthalle is located next to the main railway station (»Hauptbahnhof«). To plan your train journey, please visit Deutsche Bahn.

By car

Take the A1, A7 or A24 and follow the directions to the City Centre (»Centrum«). The Hamburger Kunsthalle is located next to the main railway station (»Hauptbahnhof«). Paid parking for cars and motorbikes is available in the underground car park at the Gallery of Contemporary Art. The entrance to the car park is on Ferdinandstor (maximum vehicle height: 1.95 m).

Opening hours of the CAR PARK*

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 7 am–9 pm
Thu 7 am–10 pm
Sat 7 am–7 pm
Sun 9.30 am–6.30 pm
Parking fee: 3 € per hour; maximum charge 20 € per day
Museum visitors pay a maximum of 6 € per day for the parking. Please have your parking ticket validated at the ticket office when purchasing your ticket for the museum.

 * The opening hours refer to the entrance. An exit is possible for 24 hours.

By air

From Hamburg Airport, take the S-Bahn line S1 to the main railway station (»Hauptbahnhof«), which is just a few minute walk from the Hamburger Kunsthalle. The journey from the airport to the main station takes approximately 25 minutes. For timetables, a journey planner and further information visit

Guided tours

Would you like to know more about the art on display in the Hamburger Kunsthalle? Why not come along on one of the many guided tours we offer? We look forward to welcoming you!

Guided tours

We offer regular public tours of our permanent collection and our special exhibitions: Wednesdays at 12 noon focussing on a single artwork; more in-depth tours on Thursday evenings; Friday we offer THEMA DER WOCHE and tours of our large-scale exhibitions at the weekends. Children and families can engage with the art on show by taking part in our children’s or family-oriented tour FAMILIENZEIT (only in German). A full list of our public guided tours is available here

Unless otherwise noted, participation in a guided tour costs 4 € plus museum admission.

Private tours for groups

Enhance your visit to the Hamburger Kunsthalle by booking a private tour. 

You can book a private tour online through the Museumsdienst Hamburg or by calling +49(0)40-428131-0.
For short-term bookings, please contact our visitor office via email or phone +49(0)40-428131-256.


Let one of our specially trained guides take you and your friends, family or colleagues on a tour of the permanent collection or one of the special exhibitions. Our team of art historians, artists and educators look forward to showing you around.

An hour-long private tour costs 70 € plus museum admission. Group admission (10 people or more) costs 12 € per person . Groups may not exceed 25 people. Special regulations may apply to particular exhibitions.  

Private tours can also be given in a number of other languages, including English, French, Russian, Italian and Spanish. In this case a foreign-language fee of 10 € will be charged.

We offer specially designed guided tours for kindergarten and school groups.

Self-organized tours

You are of course welcome to give your own group a guided tour, but in this case we must charge a licence fee of 20 €. Groups may not exceed 25 people. Special regulations may apply to particular exhibitions. Group admission (10 people or more) costs 12 € per person. Advance registration is required: besucherbuero[at] or Tel +49(0)40-428131-200.

Art & Cube – a combined guided tour and dining experience

Why not combine your museum visit with a delicious restaurant meal? On Saturdays and Sundays we offer »Art & Cube« in cooperation with the restaurant The Cube. For 40 € per person you can enjoy a 4-course menu and two guided tours of the permanent collection or a special exhibition. Tickets are available from the ticket counters in the Hamburger Kunsthalle or online. Please book your table at The Cube: Tel +49(0)40-30375196.  

Multimedia guides

You are welcome to visit the Hamburger Kunsthalle at any time and you don’t have to join one of our guided tours in order to gain fascinating background information on the works on display. We offer multimedia guides to our permanent collection and selected exhibitions. Unlike conventional audio guides, these contain further layers of content – for example photographs, music or short films – in addition to the audio track. We have also developed a special children’s guide especially for our younger visitors. The multimedia guides are available in the foyer of the Kunsthalle for 4 €, the multimediguides für children costs 4 €.

Read, Browse, Shop, Eat & Drink

Café & Restaurant

Das Liebermann

While visiting the museum, enjoy a drink or a snack in our newly refurbished café Das Liebermann, which has returned to its former location in the impressive pillared hall of the Kunsthalle.  
Please note that visiting Das Liebermann requires museum admission.

Opening Hours
Tue–Sun 10 am–6 pm
Thu 10 am–9 pm
Mon closed

Tel +49(0)40-30375196

The Cube
Enjoy crossover cuisine with a regional focus in the restaurant The Cube, which is located in the Gallery of Contemporary Art and offers one of the best views of the Inner Alster Lake. The restaurant’s daytime menu includes a variety of snacks and lunch options, and in the evening The Cube offers an à la carte dinner menu.
Pop in anytime – The Cube is open to the public and does not require museum admission.
Opening Hours:
Sun, Tue, Wed 11 am–6 pm
Thu, Fri, Sat 11 am–open end
Mon closed

Tel +49(0)40-30375196

The Cube

Museum Shop

The museum shop in the foyer of the Hamburger Kunsthalle stocks a wide range of publications, stationery items and gift ideas inspired by the museum’s exhibitions and collections. Besides catalogues, illustrated books and scholarly publications on visual art and related subjects, you will find a large selection of posters, postcards and artists’ editions, as well as unusual design items and drawing materials.
The museum shop is run by the Freunde der Kunsthalle.
Pop in anytime – the museum shop is open to the public and does not require museum admission.

Opening Hours
Tue–Sun 10 am–6 pm
Thu 10 am–9 pm
Mon closed
Tel +49(0)40-428131-305


Kupferstichkabinett & Library

Holding more than 100,000 individual sheets of outstanding quality, the Kupferstichkabinett (Department of Prints, Drawings and Photography) at the Hamburger Kunsthalle has one of the finest and most important collections of graphic art in Europe.
Onlinepräsenz der Bestände
Viewing of prints, drawings or photographs
Tue and Thu 2–5 pm
Please make an appointment if you wish to use this service. Tel +49(0)40-428131-248 or email kupferstichkabinett[at]hamburger-kunsthalle[Punkt]de
The study room of the Kupferstichkabinett (Department of Prints, Drawings and Photography) is also the reading room of the museum library. The public reference library at the Hamburger Kunsthalle is the most important art reference library in northern Germany. With a stock of more than 160,000 volumes, it offers interested readers a wealth of background information, above all on topics related to the museum’s permanent collection.

Opening Hours
Tue and Thu 11 am–5 pm

You can have a look at prints and drawings in the study room of the Kupferstichkabinett,
Tue, Thu and Fr 2 - 5 pm
closed on holidays

Admission: 2 €, free admission for school pupils and students


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