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St. James' Church, Hamburg

St. James' Church, Hamburg – a meeting place for pilgrims, art lovers and organ enthusiasts

It all began with a tiny chapel where merchants and pilgrims once stopped off on their travels. Some came to rest, others came for silent contemplation on their way to Santiago de Compostela. St. James' Church is still a place of pilgrimage today. But it is not just the pilgrims who are fascinated by its cultural treasures and by Arp Schnitger's famous Baroque organ.

Pilgrims have been stopping off at St. James' Church to pay their respects to its patron saint from the very beginning. In 1255, it was still a tiny chapel outside the city walls situated on the pilgrimage from Lübeck to Hamburg. Today it is one of the city's major churches. And the pilgrims? They still come, in higher numbers than ever before, in search of the meaning of their lives, as they travel south to the shrine of the Apostle and martyr James the Great.

Inside the church, the fascinating art treasures – for instance the three medieval altars dating back to around 1500, the famous Arp Schnitger organ (the largest preserved Baroque organ in northern Germany) in the west gallery or the tableau of biblical scenes in the organ gallery – attest to cultural and spiritual life since the Middle Ages. All of these artworks were salvaged from the bombs of World War II, which levelled the church to the ground. The windows, however, could not be saved – they had to be recreated to replicate the medieval originals during the church's restoration, which was not completed until 1963. Stained-glass artist Carl Crodel took an almost child-like and naive pleasure in recreating the picturesque stories told in the colourful and figurative windows. They are simple and modest, which is precisely what makes them so special.

St. James' Church, Hamburg

Opening hours: April to September: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm, Sundays and bank holidays after services, closes at 5pm; October to March: Monday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm, Sundays and bank holidays after services, closes at 5pm

Entry: free

Nearest train station: Hamburg

Themed tours and pilgrimage events available (www.jacobus.de), tower café (open from May to October)

Događaji

There is no doubt that the three buildings belonging to the Hamburg Kunsthalle house one of the most important public art collections in Germany: perhaps the best place to discover connections, developments and trends in seven centuries of art history. The permanent exhibition of more than 700 works and alternating displays from the museum's holdings offer a unique insight into art from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Every one of the museum's collections is important in its own right but in combination they have an immense impact. The museum presents the medieval altars of Master Bertram and Master Francke, 17th century Dutch paintings and 19th century German paintings with extensive groups of works by Caspar David Friedrich, Philipp Otto Runge, Adolph Menzel and Max Liebermann. Works of the Classical Modernist period include paintings and sculptures by Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Edvard Munch, Emil Nolde, Paul Klee, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Max Beckmann, Lyonel Feininger, George Grosz and Max Ernst. The contemporary art section features alternating exhibitions, which have included Georg Baselitz, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, Mona Hatoum and Jenny Holzer. The Department of Prints and Drawings comprises more than 120,000 works and is a museum in its own right. The Kunsthalle also runs the 'Museum At Home' initiative where art historians give their expert opinion on paintings (on canvas and wood), drawings and prints for a small fee.

Sljedeći termini:

13.08.2019 - 05.01.2020

23.08.2019 - 10.11.2019

Mjesto održavanja manifestacije

Hamburger Kunsthalle
Glockengießerwall 1
20095 Hamburg

Ne odgovaramo za cijene, termine i radno vrijeme.

The people of Hamburg know how to party. Not once but three times a year they team up with visitors for northern Germany's biggest funfair – which lasts a whole 30 days. For almost a month in spring, summer and winter, people flock to Heiligengeistfeld in Hamburg to enjoy fairground rides, food and drink, and shows. There are reduced prices for families on Wednesdays – and attention turns skywards on Fridays for the massive fireworks display.

Sljedeći termini:

08.11.2019 - 08.12.2019

27.03.2020 - 26.04.2020

24.07.2020 - 23.08.2020

06.11.2020 - 06.12.2020

Mjesto održavanja manifestacije

Heiligengeistfeld
20359 Hamburg

Ne odgovaramo za cijene, termine i radno vrijeme.

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