The Hamburger Kunsthalle is Hamburg’s major art museum, focusing on northern European art since the 14th century.
A range of touring and special exhibitions dot the Kunsthalle’s cultural calendar, from sculpture and abstract art to installations.
Highlights of the permanent collection include Caspar David Friedrich’s atmospheric paintings of ice and fog, Manet’s famous painting ‘Nana’, and works by Max Beckmann, Picasso and Klee.
New media and contemporary art since 1945 are hosted in the modern Gallerie der Gegenwart building.
The Hamburger Kunsthalle is on the right bank of the Binnenalster lake near Central Station, on the road leading to the Lombards Bridge.
The museum’s collection is spread between three adjacent buildings: the 1860s Schirrmacher/Hude, the 1920s Schumacher and the 1990s Gegenwart buildings.