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Le Royal Méridien Hamburg | Deichtorhallen Hamburg GmbH

The Deichtorhallen is one of the best known exhibition galleries worldwide. The historical buildings are divided into an exhibition hall for contemporary art and the "House of Photography" - together the two buildings organize a highly diverse program of changing exhibitions. What were once two market halls today provide some 6,000 sq. m. of exhibition area, forming one of Europe's largest centers for art exhibitions.

" ... Anyone who hates that museum feel will love the old halls: no sense of claustrophobia here, a modern ambience, and the shows are always exciting," is how magazine "Marie Claire" describes Deichtorhallen. The editors of the annual CAPITAL-Kunstkompass art guide rank Deichtorhallen among their group of only ten globally important museums and art institutions (alongside the likes of the Guggenheim and MOMA (New York), Stedelijk (Amsterdam), Tate Modern (London), Cenire Georg Pompidou (Paris)).

Since 1989, the halls have showcased more than 100 major exhibition projects. In addition to key solo shows on renowned artists such as Andy Warhol, Marc Chagall, Keith Haring, Martin Kippenberger or Louise Bourgeois, more recent positions in art have repeatedly been highlighted at a very early date in the form of major exhibitions. They have included comprehensive shows by artists such as Andreas Gursky (1994), Cindy Sherman (1995), Jason Rhoades (1999), Andrea Zittel (1999), Elizabeth Peyton (2001) and Wolfgang Tillmans (2001). Furthermore, thematic and group exhibitions have gone on show, as have renowned international art collections such as the Centre Pompidou Collection (1990) or the Goetz Collection (1998-9).

Hours of operation: Tuesday - Sunday II a.m. to 6 p.m.

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