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Deichtorhallen – A dose of cultural pleasure

It’s raining again in Hamburg? Don’t let that spoil your vacation! Hop on the metro and visit the Deichtorhallen. Located between Central Station and Speicherstadt, they enjoy a reputation as one of the best known exhibition galleries worldwide. The two historic buildings, constructed from brick and steel, once served as a wholesale vegetable and flower market. After undergoing thorough refurbishment in the late 1980s, the structures now provide 6,000 m2 of exhibition space for international photography and contemporary art.

As a hobby photographer, I favor the ‘International House of Photography’ (Haus der Fotografie) where works of well-known and newcomer artists are presented, highlighting the diversity of photography. A modern ambiance enhanced by tall ceilings and light colors ensure a rather delightful experience far from the often dreaded dull museum feel. Check out their current exhibitions here.

Bonus: Every first Thursday of the month, they are open late (11:00 – 21:00). On Saturdays and Sundays, they offer guided tours at 15:00 (also in English).

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Deichtorstr. 1-2, Hamburg

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Opening Times

Tue - Sun 11:00 - 18:00


Ticket: € 9


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