Hamburg has a lot of museums...
Hamburg has a lot of museums and when you stay longer and it is a grey and rainy day you might want to visit the
Museum fuer Hamburgische Geschichte (Muesum of Hamburg's history),
Holstenwall 24, Tel: 35 04 23 60
Museum fuer Kunst und Gewerbe (Museum for Art and Craft), Steintorplatz 1 (between Hauptbahnhof and ZOB), Tel: 24 86 26 30
Museum fuer Voelkerkunde (before Christmas they have a very nice 'Market of the people/nations' there), Rothenbaumchaussee 64, Tel: 44 195 551
I already recommended the
Hot Spice Gewuerzmuseum, Am Sandtorkai 32, Tel: 36 79 89
Erotic Art Museum, Reperbahn, Bernhard-Nocht-Str. 69, Tel:317 47 57
Also interesting are the
Kunsthalle and the Gallerie der Gegenwart, Glockengießerwall, Tel: 24 86 26 12
The picture is made on the Cristopher Street Day in June 2000.
You can see more of the amazing costumes in my travelougue.
Ernst Barlach Museum
The Jenischpark, a beautiful landscape garden at the outskirts of Hamburg in Klein Flottbek, is the location of the Ernst-Barlach-Museum, which opened in 1962 as aprivate museum. Attractively embedded in the spacious site on the banks of the River Elbe, the modern, light-flooded museum building houses a unique collection. Numerous key works by the expressionist sculptor, graphic artist and writer Ernst Barlach (1870–1938) are on view here, among them nearly a third of his precious wood sculptures.
In addition to various presentations of the collection and temporary exhibitions of Classical Modern and contemporary art, the Ernst Barlach Haus also offers a diverse programme: guided tours, talks, lectures and the concert series Klang & FORM.
I think, that his works after World War 1 are the most impressive works:
"From 1927, Barlach designed several monumental works for public spaces. In his memorials and monuments for the victims of the First World War, he found fundamental new forms of collective commemoration. His demonstrative decision to forgo hero cult and an unbroken pathos caused him to become the target of nationalist defamation campaigns; until his death in 1938 he was hounded by the National Socialists as a “degenerate” artist. Despite massive attacks Barlach remained imperturbable: He publicly advocated freedom of thought and artistic expression and persevered with his work. Marginal figures in society – the needy, the broken, the outcast – remained the focus of his art. In radical opposition to the fascist ideology of “community”, he turned to address the existential loneliness of the individual.
After the end of the Second World War, Barlach was quickly rehabilitated in Germany. His œuvre has long been regarded as an important contribution to 20th century art – and it still remains a challenge today." Quotation from the website of the museum.
It can be easily reached from S-Bahn-Station Klein Flottbeck
Admission ist € 6,- for adults
Tuesday to Sunday (also Monday on public holidays) 11 am – 6 pm
Closed on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve
The museum closes at 5 pm on Sundays when Klang & FORM concerts are held.
Ticket sales and entry for concert visitors from 5:30 pm
You can also get to know Hamburg with the ship.
There are some ferries run by the HVV (the company that runs public transport in Hamburg), which are waaaay cheaper than boats for tourism and you can see parts of my beautiful city with an other view.
The ferry I like most starts at "Landungsbrücken" (take the U3 to the stop with the same name). Go down to the river and you will see a stop with the number "61". It also shows when the ferrie runs. I recommend to do the roundtrip on a sunny day.
(The plan shows you where all the ferries run. Blue are the numbers of the ferries, red is for the busses and the grey numbers indicate which subway lines go close by.)
In many towns in German there is a Döner Imbiss on every corner the trick is to find a good one. In my opinon the Ceylon Imbiss is one of the best in Hamburg and also have some of the best prices.
They have other Turkish specialities and not only döners such as Lahmacun (turkish pizza). Come in see the recently remodled restaruant and tell Murat that his Stammkundin sent you :)
(picture coming soon) Kalbsfleish (veal) Döner ... I dont know the döners here taste better than any other I have had elsewhere.
The Alster is THE place to...
The Alster is THE place to have some ice cream on a bench in the sun, for a walk, for sports such as rowing or sailing, for luxury hotels etc etc
It's a river that actually looks like a lake. There are two different 'Alsters', the Binnenalster which is the part at 'jungfernstieg' and the Aussenalster which is the bigger part that is devided from the Binnenalster by the Kennedy bridge.