A museum without visitors is no museum. We are therefore very pleased to announce that we are able to reopen our premises for you.


With its ca. 13,000 sq m of exhibition space, the Hamburger Kunsthalle offers plenty of room to enjoy art while maintaining an appropriate distance to one another. Your safety and the safety of our staff is a top priority for us. This is why we will temporarily limit the number of visitors present in the Hamburger Kunsthalle at the same time, while the opening hours remain the same. Only the programme of events made up of guided tours, lectures, courses, concerts etc. is being intermitted for the time being.

Due to the corona virus we – like people in many other countries – still find ourselves in an unusual situation. Yet we trust all of our visitors to act responsibly. If you are free of symptoms, we look forward to your visit. While in the museum, we ask you to please observe the current hygiene rules and keep a distance of at least 1.5 m to others. Should you not be feeling well, we kindly ask you abstain from visiting us.

The Hamburger Kunsthalle is a public place. For this reason, the contact limitations effective under the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg’s regulation for containing the spread of the corona virus (SARS-CoV-2) are also valid on the premises of the Hamburger Kunsthalle.

Some of these precautionary measures will surely be with us for some time to ensure maximum safety for us all. We will continually adapt the conditions in the museum according to the developments of the overall situation, in order to make your visit as pleasant as possible.

But even if you cannot or do not wish to visit us in these special times, you do not have to do without your Hamburger Kunsthalle. Just browse our website and our museum app and you will find a wide range of possibilities to discover our collection and exhibitions online. We know that enjoying art in the digital realm cannot replace actually visiting the museum and encountering the original works. Our digital formats are much more meant to offer you a different view onto art that supplements and enriches the experience on site.

Perhaps it is precisely the distance we now are obliged to keep from each other that allows artists to touch us even more intensely with their works. Vividly illustrating other eras and places, they open up many different perspectives onto the world and onto our own lives – and this may also be very helpful concerning our view onto these challenging times.

Stay healthy and stay tuned to art!