Home / Travel Guides / Europe / Germany / Hamburg / Hamburg / Glockenhaus / German painter and decorator Museum

Glockenhaus / German painter and decorator Museum, Hamburg

View gallery

1 photos

Below are pictures and videos. Select what you want to view below.

Contact: +49 40 3005 1300 (Information für Touristen)
Open Hours: 10a-1p Sa-Su
Towards the end of the 17th Century wealthy Hamburgers began to build country houses with gardens in the fashion of the Dutch and French baroque style. One of these houses is the Glockenhaus (bell house) at Billwerder Billdeich 72, which was extended by its former owner in 1780. He added a clock and the ridge turret for the bell to the half-timbered farm house construction. Unfortunately the district, which used to be a recreational area for its inhabitants, has lost its charm to motorway road links and industries. But after thorough renovation between the years of 1972 and 1983 it became the home of the German varnishers and painters´ museum, which has a lot of interesting exhibits in this area and an impressive hall of flags. There is no admission fee.