CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT
Experience the Cultural Richness of Hamburg
Welcome to the vibrant world of German culture and entertainment! On this featured page, we showcase some of the cultural attractions in Hamburg, Germany. From the iconic Deutsches Schauspielhaus and Ohnsorg Theater, known for their outstanding performances and rich history, to the Central Komitee with hilarious stand-up comediy and the Deichtorhallen art museum with breathtaking exhibitions. The delightful Chocoversum, where you can indulge in the art of chocolate-making. Last but not least, the St. Pauli Theater with intelligent entertainment and the Mont Blanc Haus, with the exciting story of the origin of Mont Blanc.
Join us on this journey through Hamburg’s vibrant cultural scene!
THE BIG ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION
15 DECEMBER 2023 – 1 APRIL 2024
Caspar David Friedrich epitomises Romanticism like no other painter; his works are icons of a time of great social upheaval. To mark the 250th anniversary of his birth, the Hamburger Kunsthalle is presenting over 100 of his paintings and drawings, including the most important works he created. The exhibition offers the most comprehensive panorama of his art for many years.
Caspar David Friedrich, Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, c. 1817, on permanent loan from the Stiftung Hamburger Kunstsammlungen, photo: Elke Walford
People have been enjoying themselves there for more than a hundred years. Sometimes in the inn, sometimes in the dance hall, after the war in the cinema, in between in the erotic shop and most recently in the political cabaret.
Many came and went, but the house stayed. And so, in 2022, the legendary Polittbüro became the more legendary Centralkomitee.
The Centralkomitee presents the finest stand-up comedy, cabaret, readings, music, the best entertainment and, of course, the stars of tomorrow.
A stage from art for art. For Hamburg and beyond. But in any case: for you!
The Deichtorhallen Hamburg is one of Europe’s largest exhibition centres for contemporary art and photography. The two historical buildings dating from 1911-1913 are real eyecatchers, with their open steel-and-glass structures. Today, it is an architecture that creates the backdrop for spectacular major international shows. The Deichtorhallen Hamburg is separated into three buildings, the Hall for Contemporary Art (northern building) and the House of Photography in the South, which is based on the collection of F.C. Gundlach. Since 2011 those two buildings were complemented by the branch Falckenberg Collection in Hamburg-Harburg at the crossing of Hamburg’s Art Mile to the HafenCity.
The theatre is “Kiez pure”, meaning purely local. It now sees itself as a modern folk theatre that, with its own and co-productions as well as selected guest performances, continuously seeks to explore how intelligent entertainment can be on this stretch.
The New Must-see in Hamburg: Montblanc Haus
With the MONTBLANC HAUS, the Hamburg-based company has created a place that inspires writing. Learn more about the history of Montblanc and explore writing anew through two exhibitions, a public factory tour, or creative courses in the Writing Atelier.
The Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg is not only one of the most beautiful theatre buildings in the German-speaking world, with its 1,200 seats it is also one of the largest spoken-word theatres. Located directly behind the main train station in the heart of St. Georg, the Deutsches Schauspielhaus looks back on a history of over 100 years. Founded in 1900 by a private initiative of Hamburg citizens, it is today one of the leading theatres in Germany. Renowned artistic directors and directors such as Gustaf Gründgens, Peter Zadek, and Frank Baumbauer have left their mark on the stage and made it famous far beyond Hamburg’s borders.
Photo credit: © Kerstin Schomburg and Katrin Trautner
In the heart of Hamburg, the Ohnsorg Theatre has been a firm institution in the city for over 100 years. Whether it’s “Romeo un Julia” or “Tratsch op de Trepp” – comedies, serious plays, classics, and modern plays, often with lots of music – always providing good entertainment – there is something for everyone at the Ohnsorg Theatre. In Low German and High German, for Plattsnackers and beginners, the theatre presents North German stories for all generations in the main theatre and in the Ohnsorg Studio. Located directly at the main railway station, at Heidi-Kabel-Platz 1, the Ohnsorg Theatre offers excellent accessibility, the best seating conditions, first-class technical equipment, and classic theatre gastronomy.
Photo credit: © Ohnsorg-Theater and Oliver Fantitsch
Photo credit: © Dietrich Kühne, © Hultsch and © Christian Perl