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Hamburg State Opera House

The Hamburg State Opera House has been the home of thrilling musical theatre for over 300 years. The program ranges from baroque opera to contemporary performances and features renditions of classics from Shakespeare, Beethoven, Stravinsky and Mozart to name a few. Each season, some 380 performances are given.

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Grand Theatre Street 25, 20354 Hamburg

+49 40 356868

www.hamburgische-staatsoper.de/

Kunsthalle Hamburg

The Kunsthalle houses one of Germany's few art collections, allowing a tour through seven centuries of European art from the Middle Ages to the present day. Permanent collections focus on North German paintings from the 14th century as well as works by European artists of the 16th, 17th and 19th centuries, and international modern and contemporary art.

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Glockengiesserwall, 20095 Hamburg

+49 40 428131200

www.hamburger-kunsthalle.de/

Theater Neue Flora

Designed by architects Kleffel and Köhnholdt, Theater Neue Flora is now recognised as being one of the landmarks of Hamburg. It features brick architecture combined with classic modernity and is decorated in the style of a 1920’s theatre. The seats inside are arranged as in an amphitheatre so that the viewer from any location can enjoy unobstructed view and acoustics.

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Stresemannstrasse 159a, 22769 Hamburg

+49 40 431650

www.stage-entertainment.de/unternehmen/theater-vermietung/hamburg/theater-neue-flora.html

Thalia Theater

The Thalia Theater is one of the three Hamburg State Theatres and comes with a solid and highly acclaimed ensemble. There are approximately 1,000 seats surrounding the main stage and the repertoire includes around 20 productions that are played daily in changing blocks. Each season features about nine new premieres

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Alstertor 1, 20095 Hamburg

+49 40 328140

www.thalia-theater.de/

Deichtorhallen Hamburg

The Deichtorhallen in Hamburg is one of Europe's largest art centres for contemporary art and photography. The Hall for Contemporary Art is the largest contiguous exhibition space for contemporary art in Europe. It features solo exhibitions of painters, sculptors and designers with an international reputation at the forefront. The House of Photography presents international exhibitions of photography, from historical positions of 19th and 20th century to young contemporary photographers and aspects of the digital revolution.

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Deichtorstrasse 1, 20095 Hamburg

+49 40 321030

www.deichtorhallen.de/

Automuseum Prototyp

The permanent exhibition of Automuseum Prototyp is home to rare and unique racing and sports cars of the early post-war period and explores the story of racers and designers who have made motorsport what it is today. Based on the private collection of the founders, Thomas King and Oliver Schmidt, the permanent exhibition was put together with iconic automobiles such as the first Formula 1 race cars of Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher.

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Shanghai Allee 7, 20457 Hamburg

+49 40 39996970

www.prototyp-hamburg.de/new/frame.php

International Maritime Museum Hamburg

Three thousand years worth of maritime history is displayed on nine decks at the International Maritime Museum in Hamburg. Expect to see an entire section dedicated to marine research, as well as medals and uniforms from around the world, displays of commercial and passenger shipping and works by well-known maritime painters

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Korea Strasse 1, 20457 Hamburg

+49 40 30092300

www.imm-hamburg.de/international/en/

Bucerius Kunst Forum

The Bucerius Kunst Forum is a private art gallery in Hamburg that invites visitors to take part in a stimulating encounter with artistic masterpieces. Interpreted from a contemporary perspective, international art from ancient to modern times is shown in four rotating exhibitions each year. The gallery has become one of the leading exhibition houses in northern Germany.

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Rathausmarkt 2, 20095 Hamburg

+49 40 3609960

www.buceriuskunstforum.de/en/

Museum of Arts and Crafts

With approximately 500,000 objects from 4,000 years of human history, the Museum Für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG) is one of the most influential museums for arts and crafts in Europe. The top-class collections range from ancient to contemporary art and include the European, Islamic and East Asian cultural regions. Expect to see varied and comprehensive collections of multiple art styles as well as displays of fashion icons such as Coco Chanel and Alexander McQueen.

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Steintorpl, 20099 Hamburg

+49 40 428134880

www.mkg-hamburg.de/en/home.html

Elbphilarmonie

This world-class concert hall with a seating capacity for 2,100 guests and a height of 50 metres, provides a spectacular stage for Hamburg's vibrant music scene. The orchestra takes its place in the middle of the hall while the seats for the audience rise up around it, much like the terraced planting of vineyards. The NDR Symphony Orchestra under the musical direction of Thomas Hengelbrock is the current orchestra in residence.

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Am Kaiserkai, 20457 Hamburg

+49 40 35766666

www.elbphilharmonie.de/

Treppenviertel at Blankenese

The Treppenviertel in Blankenese is an area of Hamburg characterised by its winding streets, picturesque houses and steps leading to the banks of the river Elbe. At the highest point, visitors can enjoy an amazing view of the river, while The Elbstrand provides for an exhilarating walk at any time of the day. The former fishing village also has an interesting history as it was once influenced by the Danish, Austrian and Prussian cultures.

Gängeviertel

The area of Gängeviertel is a remnant of the Middle Ages and shrunk to approximately twelve houses situated in Valentinskamp, Hamburg. In 2009 over a hundred artists saved the buildings from being torn off. Since then a group of different creatives took over and turned the Gängeviertel into what it is today. Expect to find a diverse oasis that is filled with art, culture, love and passion. As a synthesis of the arts, it merges corridors, buildings and backyards into one giant playground, ready to be explored.

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Valentinskamp 39, 20355 Hamburg

+49 1578 9119142

www.ignant.de/2012/08/15/gangeviertel-hamburg/

Speicherstadt

The Speicherstadt, a Hamburg landmark, is the world's largest contiguous complex of warehouses and in 1991 was declared a national monument. The district is filled with canals which, depending on the tide, can be travelled by boat. It features brick and gothic architecture of the Wilhelminian period and bizarre gables and turrets can be found throughout.

Canoeing on the Alster

One of the best ways to view Hamburg and Lake Alster is by boat. Experience the narrow waterways and admire the impressive gardens of Hamburg's city villas along the banks of the Alster to experience the wonders that cannot be seen by land. Try renting a canoe, kayak, paddle boat or a sailboat to explore in your own way.