Kunsthalle - Art museum
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July 12th, 2007 – by: mitchellgirl
I arrived at the museum at about 11 and there were a couple of school classes so it was rather crowded. The price was € 5 for students. Unfortunately the museum is also rebuilding some rooms so I found it pretty confusing to walk around since there were "secret" paths through the museum that you wouldn't normally walk and in addition to that, the map I got was everything but helpful. Somehow I had to walk all the way back to get out again.
The museum itself was very nice and interesting. Since I am not the biggest art fan I just walked around and took pictures of this and that. It's not that I wouldn't see how nice everything is, I just can't stand in front of a painting for longer than 2 minutes.
I saw paintings of the old masters and the 19th century as well as some modern art and a lot of contemporary art, which impressed me more than I'd thought. There were some really nice colorful paintings, but also some weird constructions and exhibitions where I'd say I don't have enough artistic understanding to really see the art in it :).
I have to say the museum is really big, more than that even, but my patience began to float away after 1 hour so I was out in the streets of Hamburg again 1,5 hours after I got to the museum.
I then walked around looking for St. Petri, where I actually could go in. St. Jacobi, however, didn't show me its doors so I went back to shopping. You'd think that on a Thursday afternoon not too many people would be in the city ---- wroooong! It was so crowded I couldn't believe it.
After another 2 hours window-shopping I had enough and made my way back to the central station, from where I went home by underground.
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