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“One of the world's top museums”

Hamburger Kunsthalle
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Ranked #25 of 302 things to do in Hamburg
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This huge art museum specializes in European painting. The historic building itself is worth the price of admission.
Hamburg, Germany
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“One of the world's top museums”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

We were lucky to be able to visit the Kunsthalle for Nacht Museen (Museum Night) where you can visit scores of Hamburg museums until 2:00 in the morning. We've gone on a normal day as well, to compare, and the permanent and temporary exhibits in the Kunsthalle are world class. From the Old Masters collection to Modern and Contemporary works, there is something for everyone. We recently saw the Lagerfeld models exhibit and were treated to a fashion show at the Nacht Museum, so it would be great to catch this while it's still around (until late summer 2014). But whenever you get there, you will not be disappointed.

Visited March 2014
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Paris, France
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

It's an awesome museum. I unexpectedly ran into 'The Wanderer Above a Sea of Fog' and sitting down admiring it was one of the very best museum-moments of my life.

Visited July 2013
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Maarssen, The Netherlands
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Great collection”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

A diverse collection of classical and modern paintings, with interesting expositions. The way the paintings are presented is of high quality. For me, the building had a difficult lay out, but could find (in the end) the objects I wanted to see.

Visited May 2014
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Annecy, France
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117 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“So dull, boring, not worth it”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

Unless you are really into art or an art student wanting to get up close to a particular original work, this gallery is just not worth a visit for the casual tourist visitor. It is dull, boring, badly laid out, poorly signposted and most of the works poorly lit in rooms painted silly colours.
There are plenty of far more enjoyable and entertaining things to see in Hamburg.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Old Masters worth seeing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

The Breughel collection alone is worth the visit (there are nine of them!). They have a fair photo policy and lighting on most pictures adequate for amateur photographers. Only down side (and it is a big one for older people like myself - mid-70s) is that gallery should have seats available in all galleries so one can study the art without discomfort.

Visited May 2014
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