The Hamburger Kunsthalle is one of the largest art museums in Germany and enjoys an excellent reputation worldwide. Spread across three buildings between Hamburg's main train station and the Alster Lake, visitors can embark on an impressive journey through eight centuries of art history. The diverse collection of the Hamburger Kunsthalle includes exhibits from all major epochs - from medieval painting to classical Modernism and contemporary art. Among the artists represented in the museum are some of the very great names of art history, such as Caspar David Friedrich, Max Beckmann, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Edvard Munch, Bruce Nauman, Gerhard Richter and Sigmar Polke.
In addition to the collection, the museum, which opened in 1869, regularly hosts thematically changing presentations and special exhibitions. The Hamburger Kunsthalle also houses one of the most important cabinets of copperplate engravings in Germany, with more than 130,000 drawings and prints.
The originals of the artworks shown here are on display at the Hamburger Kunsthalle.