Kunsthalle zu Kiel

(Museum of Fine Arts)

The museum

The Kunsthalle zu Kiel is a museum and an institute of Kiel University. The museum, inaugurated in 1909, is also home to the Schleswig-Holsteinischer Kunstverein (Schleswig-Holstein Art Association), which was founded in 1843.

The collection includes works dating from the Dürer era through to the present day and ranging from paintings to video art. Among the main focuses of the collection are the 19th century Russian painters known as the “Wanderers”, the German Expressionists and New Objectivity artists, and the largest collection of works by the painter Christian Rohlfs.

Since 2011, the Graphic Collection has been presenting rotating exhibitions of its artwork in rooms fitted specifically for this purpose.

Highlights of the museum

The artwork of the Kunsthalle zu Kiel, which includes works by Anselm Feuerbach, Emil Nolde and Gerhard Richter, is presented in new arrangements each year. The gallery regularly invites an artist to assist with the presentation of the collection. Special exhibitions on specific themes and artists offer a further perspective on the international art scene.

Opening hours and admission prices

Admission: € 7,- regular admission price; € 4,- reduced admission price, since November 2014 the admission for students of the Christian-Albrechts-University is free

Opening hours:
Tue to Sun 10 am – 6 pm
Wed 10 am – 8 pm
Closed Mon


+ 49 (0)431/880 5756
Düsternbrooker Weg 1, 24105 Kiel