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Deichtorhallen Hamburg

The Deichtorhallen Hamburg, with its three locations, is one of the largest exhibition venues for contemporary art and photography in Europe.

Exciting exhibitions in a modern ambience

In the contemporary art hall - with the largest coherent exhibition space for contemporary art in Europe - with around 3800 square meters, large-scale projects present contemporary art. Individual exhibitions by painters, sculptors and designers with an international reputation are at the forefront. The projects are mostly developed locally in close cooperation with the artists. In addition, theme and group exhibitions as well as large international art collections are shown.

International photography with the highest standards

With the House of Photography in the southern building of the Deichtorhallen, Hamburg received an exhibition center in 2005 for photography of a high international standard only. The House of Photography shows international changing exhibitions on photography, from historical positions of the 19th and 20th century to young photographers of the present and aspects of the digital revolution. In the House of Photography you can also find the library F.C. Gundlach with its 9,000 volumes, the specialist bookshop for photography and the restaurant Fillet of Soul.

Contemporary art at the pulse of time

Since 2011, the two buildings on the transition from Hamburg's art mile to the Hafencity have been supplemented by a branch in Hamburg-Harburg with the Falckenberg Collection. The generous space makes it possible to present larger installations and multi-media projects by artists such as John Bock, General Idea, Thomas Hirschhorn, Mike Kelley, Jon Kessler, Jonathan Meese, and Gregor Schneider.


The hall for contemporary art and the house for photography of the Deichtorhallen Hamburg have been awarded the "Accessibility tested" certificate from August 2015 to July 2018. The Deichtorhallen are partially barrier-free for people with walking disabilities.

People with walking difficulties / wheelchair users
There is a parking for people with disabilities, there are no slopes on the paths outside. Access to the buildings, as well as all the rooms that can be used by the guest, is either continuous or with an elevator. All doors and passages are at least 90 cm wide. There are under-tables available in the cafes. The use of the toilets is barrier-free.

People with hearing impairment / deaf
The rooms and hallways in the Deichtorhallen are brightly lit. There is no inductive hearing system and no electroacoustic sound system. In the cafes there are tables with bright and glare-free lighting.
Guided tours in sign language can be booked through the Hamburg Museumservice.

People with visual impairment / Blind people
The entrance areas of the halls are visually contrasting and can be recognized by a tactile flooring. Assistance dogs are allowed. Rooms and corridors are lit. The hallways are visually contrasts and the checkout areas are illuminated brightly. The exhibits contrast with the surroundings and are usually well lit. The signposts are in a clearly readable, high-contrast font. The font size is in part very small and not in Braille or Prismenschrift exists. The toilet for people with disabilities in the house for photography goes stairs directly from the exhibition area.


The Deichtorhallen Hamburg can be easily reached by public transport: Take the U1 to the Steinstraße stop, and you will reach the Deichtorhallen on foot in about 2 minutes. From the main station it is about 800 meters walk. The route is signposted.

By bus line 112 to Steinstraße or bus line 602 to stop Deichtorhallen. From both stops it is only a few minutes walk to the Deichtorhallen.

The Deichtorhallen has a parking, subject to charges. Access via Oberbaumbrücke.
The public parking space can be reached via Oberbaumbrücke.


Normal: 10 Euros
Reduced *: 6 euros
Tuesday ticket: 5 euros (from 4pm)
Kombitickets (valid 4 weeks from the date of purchase): 14 Euro (2 houses - 1 price: Hall for Contemporary Art / House of Photography),
25 Euro (3 Houses - 1 Price: Halle for Contemporary Art / House of Photography / Falckenberg Collection)
KinderPlus (max. 2 adults with children under 18): 15 Euro
Children and young people under the age of 18: free

* The reduced admission price is paid to unemployed persons, recipients of Hartz IV, students over the age of 18, students and severely handicapped with ID card (accompanying person free), certificate of the school or exemption certificates of the health insurance in the Halle für aktuelle Kunst and Haus der Fotografie.

With pre-registration: groups of students under the age of 18 are free (maximum of 2 accompanying persons)
With pre-registration: groups from 8 persons: 7 euros / person; Reduced 3 Euro / pers.

HH Card: 6 Euros
Fine art passport: 36 euros, concessions 22 euros, with HH card 28.50 euros. The Kunstmeilenpass is entitled to a one-time visit, including special exhibitions of Deichtorhallen (Falckenberg Collection), Kunstverein Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Bucerius Kunstforum as well as Hamburger Kunsthalle and is valid for 12 months.


OPENING HOURS: next days Tue  11:00-18:00
Wed  11:00-18:00
Thu  11:00-18:00
Fri  11:00-18:00
Sat  11:00-18:00
Sun  11:00-18:00

Deichtorstraße 1
20095 Hamburg



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