Hanover Art Galleries
(Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany)
Visitors to Hanover's art galleries can expect to find a mixture of modern art works and more traditional German paintings.
At the Hanover Sprengel Museum you will be able to check out the latest artistic vision, while the upbeat Wilhelm Busch Museum is one of the city's more unusual exhibitions venues, offering colourful cartoons and stylish graphics.
Many visiting exhibitions are hosted by the Kestner Society and actively promote local regional artists.
Address: Kurt Schwitters Platz, Sudstadt, Hanover, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0511 1684 3875
The endowment of one of Hanover's leading industrialists created this excellent art museum, which offers one of Germany's finest collections of modern art. Kurt Schwitter, the famous Dadaist, has a whole wing dedicated to his artwork. Leading lights such as Picasso, Klee and Chagall are also well-represented. Rotating exhibitions of contemporary photography, innovative media and up-and-coming regional artists make this a well-rounded venue.
Open hours: Wednesday to Sunday - 10:00 to 18:00; Tuesday - 10:00 to 20:00
Wilhelm Busch Museum
Address: Georgengarten Herrenhausen, Hanover, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0511 1699 9916
Cartoon fans won't want to miss a visit to this incredible museum, housed in the equally magical Wallmoden Castle in Herrenhausen Garden. The focus here is on the tradition of cartoons and graphics, especially those by the German legend Wilhelm Busch, who created the popular series Max and Moritz. More than 500 years of illustrations are presented here, making the Wilhelm Busch Museum one of the finest museums of its kind in the world.
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday - 10:00 to 17:00; Sunday - 10:00 to 18:00
Kestner Society (Kestner Gesellschaft)
Address: Goseriede 11, Hanover, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0511 701 200
A famous local art group, the Kestner Society regularly hosts countless impressive art exhibitions each year, where emerging artists have often enjoyed early success before later notoriety. Such artists have included Georg Grosz, Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky, amongst others. Many of the exhibitions that take place here later tour the prominent galleries of Europe.
Open hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday to Sunday - 10:00 to 19:00, Thursday - 10:00 to 21:00
Admission: charge, concessions available