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At Kunsthalle Bremen, visitors can find an exhibition of masterpieces from various periods of art. Over the course of almost 200 years, Kunstverein in Bremen, the association that is the museum's private provider, has turned its collection into an extensive art gallery.
Masterpieces From Past and Present
Kunsthalle's architecture alone, with its original classicist construction and the modern annexes stand for a symbiosis of old and new, past and present. This notion is also reflected in the collection that brings pieces from more than 600 years of art history together in one place. Here you will find impressionists such as Monet and Cézanne next to modern works by Macke or Picasso. Moreover, the museum features media installations by contemporary artists.
A special focus lies on the print room, a true treasure chamber featuring over 220,000 works from seven different centuries. Explore the various pieces that range from hand drawings, print graphics and aquarelles to sketchbooks, posters, and artfully illustrated books.
Experience the Art
Kunshalle Bremen offers a large variety of activities. Besides classic guided tours, art discussions, or studio courses, you can also take part in integrative and creative workshops. The programme's main goal is to make art available to everyone. Hence, it is aimed at a range of different target groups.
Even those who want to explore the artworks from the comfort of their own home find what they're looking for: via Google Arts & Culture you can access 360° views of 22 exhibition rooms. Besides the regular online exhibitions, there are even VR views of the rooms.
Kunstverein in Bremen was founded in 1823 and to this day remains the private provider of Kunsthalle Bremen, which was itself built in 1849. At the time, it was the first house distinctly built for a civil collection in Germany. Throughout the years, the collection was extended with paintings, sculptures, and installations from various periods of art.
The initial building was extended in 1902, and again in 2011. The annexes have made room for further exhibition space as well as event rooms, seminar rooms, workshops, and depots to complement the museum.
How to get there
On Public Transport
Bremen Central Train Station is easily accessible from various cities in Germany. Leave the station through Hauptausgang Süd. A 15 minute walk through Wallanlagen park takes you to the museum. Alternatively, you can take tram lines 4, 6, or 8 to Domsheide. Bus lines 25 and 25 as well as tram lines 2 and 3 also take you to Domsheide from other spots in the city. From the stop, walk outbound towards Ostertor. After about 300 metres, you'll find Kunsthalle on the right.
Coming from motorway A1, exit at Bremen-Hemelingen towards Weser-Stadion. Either stay on Osterdeich road until you reach Ostertor/Kulturmeile car park, or continue via altenwall/Ostertorstraße to Am Dom car park. From motorway A27, you exit either at Bremen-Überseestadt or Bremen-Vahr. Follow the signs to get to car parks Ostertor/Kulturmeile or Am Dom.