Kunsthalle - Art museum

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Kunsthalle main entrance
So for today my plans were to see the art museum (Kunsthalle), St. Petri church and St. Jacobi church. After that I planned on strolling through the shopping area around Mönckebergstreet.

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.
Lichthof


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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Kunsthalle main entrance
Kunsthalle main entrance
Lichthof
Lichthof
Kunsthalle with the old art from t…
Kunsthalle with the old art from …
Joseph Anton Koch
Joseph Anton Koch
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contemporary
contemporary
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Seestücke exhibition (several art…
Seestücke exhibition (several ar…
some kind of New York experiment w…
some kind of New York experiment …
impressing
impressing
Daniel Richter
Daniel Richter
Daniel Richter
Daniel Richter
more Daniel Richter
more Daniel Richter
Daniel Richter
Daniel Richter
Daniel Richter, yep, I like his pa…
Daniel Richter, yep, I like his p…
St. Petri (I think)
St. Petri (I think)
St. Jacobi (looks almost the same)
St. Jacobi (looks almost the same)
St. Petri inside
St. Petri inside
St. Petri
St. Petri
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photo by: Petitsing