HAMBURG CITY BREAK – AN ART LOVERS PARADISE
THOSE with a love of art should check out Germany’s second city, Hamburg, which is renowned for its arts and culture, and is home to some of the most important art museums and galleries in the country.
The Hamburger Kunsthalle or Art Hall Museum is one of the most important museums of art in Germany and houses a permanent collection that takes visitors on a journey through seven centuries of art history. A new exhibition opens on 8 September 2012 until 30 April 2013 celebrating ‘15 Years of the Gallery of Contemporary Art’.
The Museum of Applied Arts features art and design spanning a period from antiquity to modernity and is one of Europe’s leading museums.
The Bucerius Art Forum has become one of the leading cultural institutions in Germany since opening in 2002 and features four high profile exhibitions every year with topics ranging from ancient to modern art. It is also home to the Children’s Art Club that introduces young visitors to art in a light hearted way.
The Deichtorhallen Hamburg is one of Europe’s largest art exhibition venues, housed in two former market halls and now almost 100 years old. It includes the Haus der Photographie (House of Photography) as well as the exhibition hall for contemporary art.
Hamburg is considered one of Germany’s most attractive cities, lying on the River Elbe and close to Alster Lake, and is also the wealthiest and home to the world's most decadent mile. It is renowned for its maritime charm, its historical centre including the warehouse district and its vibrant Reeperbahn area, plus its great arts, music and culture scene which includes smash-hit international musicals, over 40 top class museums and one of the finest ballets in the world.
It’s well worth spending a few days checking it out and German Travel Centre currently have two night city breaks to Hamburg with return flights from Heathrow and two night’s accommodation from £250 per person subject to availability and confirmation at time of booking .