The Hamburger Kunsthalle on Glockengießerwall is the largest art museum in Germany. The Italian Renaissance style building from the year 1869 later received port modern additions to its structure.
Hamburg Art Hall
The Kunsthalle has its origins in 1817 when founded by the Hamburg Kunstverein, which held regular exhibitions since 1850 in the Börsenarkaden. The Kunsthalle was built 1869 and cost 300.000 D-Mark of which two thirds was paid by private donors. The Hamburg Kunsthalle is therefore a symbol of civic engagement.
The Hamburger Kunsthalle is the largest art museum in Germany. The highlights of the collection are the medieval alters of Master Bertram and Master Francke, Dutch paint work of the 17 century (incl. Rembrandt), paintings of the German romanticism period (incl. P.O Runge, C.D. Friedrich), impressionism and classic modernism, as well as international contemporary art as of 1950 (incl. Pop Art, Concept Art, Minimal, video art and photography). Yearly there are on average 20 special exhibitions.