Museum of Ethnology Hamburg

Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg

The Museum of Ethnology, Hamburg (German: Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg), founded in 1879, is today of the largest museums of ethnology in Europe. The approximately 350,000 objects in the collection are visited every year by about 180,000 visitors. It lies in the Rotherbaum quarter of the Eimsbüttel borough in Hamburg.
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Exhibitions and events

Indians of North America

Permanent exhibition

On the trail of the Indians of North America: In this exhibition, the museum presents a rich selection of his Native American heritage. Spirituality and healing, communication, beauty and history -...

Treasures of the Andes

Permanent exhibition

Treasure hunt in the museum! In the treasures of the Incas and archaeologicaltreasures from gallery there are 4000 years of cultural history of pre-Hispanic Andean peoples. In addition...

A Dream of Bali

Permanent exhibition

Bali is small, but surely one of the most unique islands in the Indonesian archipelago.The many gods and demons of the Hindu world figures have left their mark on theisland. Many of...


Permanent exhibition

In the African exhibition traditional culture and religion meet the modern African life.Valuable objects thematically lead into the life of a people from the countries south ofSahara. Text source...

Heart of the Maya

Permanent exhibition

From the 7th November 2010 beats the heart of the Maya in Hamburg. The mysteriousMayan culture is one of the most diverse of humanity. Their achievements in art andscience were amazing: they...

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