We are greatly pleased to welcome you to the Hamburger Kunsthalle.

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.                     

Here you will find some information for your visit to the museum.


General information:

  • 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.
  • During your visit, please observe the well-known hygiene rules AHA and keep at least 1.5 m distance from other people in the museum. It is compulsory to wear a everyday mask. Disposable masks can be purchased at the museum chaisse and everyday masks with a motif can be purchased in the museum shop.
  • Due to the corona virus we still find ourselves in an unusual situation. Yet we trust all our visitors to act responsibly.
  • If you are free of symptoms, we gladly welcome you. Should you have any symptoms of an acute infection of the respiratory tract, we kindly ask you abstain from entering the museum.

Tours / Groups:

  • The public programme of guided tours, courses, readings, music etc. has been resumed since 17 July 2020.  When participating in such an event, the contact data will be recorded in accordance with data protection regulations.  The minimum distance of 1.5 metres must also be observed during guided tours.

  • Guided tours in the Kunsthalle are also possible privately in small groups (up to 10 persons plus guide) since 15 July. When taking part in a guided tour, contact details are recorded in accordance with data protection regulations. Participation in a public guided tour obliges to wear a everyday mask. The minimum distance of 1.5 metres must also be observed during the guided tours.

  • Private guided tours and self-organised tours must be registered with the Visitors' Office of the Hamburger Kunsthalle, regardless of group size: info[at] or Tel. 040 428131-200 (Mon-Fri 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.). A licence fee of 20 € will be charged for guided tours by third parties. The contact data is recorded in accordance with data protection regulations. There is a mask obligation. The minimum distance of 1.5 metres must also be observed during the guided tours.

Preparing your visit:

  • Perhaps you wish to benefit from the possibility of purchasing your ticket beforehand.  Ticketshop
  • Download the new Kunsthalle App free of charge before your visit. In addition to providing useful information about the Kunsthalle, the app offers audio guides through the highlights of the museum collection and through the exhibition planned for the autumn »MAX BECKMANN. Female-Male« for free download at. . Due to the corona virus audio guide devices currently cannot be borrowed from the museum.  Google Play  App Store
  • Groups must register from a group size of 8 persons.


During your visit:

  • Both of the entrances to the Hamburger Kunsthalle are open. Aside from the main entrance, please also use the recently reopened entrance at the Gallery of Contemporary Art.
  • We provide lockers in both entrance halls. Due to corona, the garderobes are currently open. Please consider that you will need a one-euro coin for the lockers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • If possible, please use the staircases in the building and keep the lifts free for people with reduced mobility. If you use the lifts, please ensure that the minimum distance is observed, and only those lifts whose design does not permit the minimum distance may be used individually.
  • The Hamburg Kinderzimmer has been open again since 3 September 2020. 
  • The studios of the Department of Education are closed until further notice. Our courses currently take place in the collection rooms.
  • While the museum and the restaurant THE CUBE is open again. The Café Liebermann unfortunately still remain closed.
  • The museum shop is open and looks forward to your visit.

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

Stay healthy and stay tuned to art!