Kunsthalle zu Kiel

About the Kunsthalle

The Kunsthalle is a museum with its own collection and exhibition rooms as well as an institute of the Christian Albrechts University Kiel

Außenansicht der Kunsthalle zu Kiel © Kunsthalle zu Kiel Foto: Bernd Perlbach
Außenansicht der Kunsthalle zu Kiel © Kunsthalle zu Kiel Foto: Bernd Perlbach

Inaugurated in 1909, the museum is also home to the Schleswig-Holsteinischer Kunstverein and its collection. The multifunctional nature of the Kunsthalle makes it a unique institution at a special location on the Kiel Fjord. In addition to presentations of its collection, the Kunsthalle provides palpable impressions of the current art scene and constantly interacts with international art discourse with themed and solo exhibitions.

The Kunsthalle is not only enticing because of the exhibitions taking place within its walls; the museum also provides an exchange platform for all age groups. Its special painting courses and workshops introduce young guests to art in a playful way. The museum substantially contributes to the cultural highlights in Kiel by organising guided tours, concerts, and readings in its rooms.

After the Second World War left the museum building severely damaged, it was rebuilt in 1958. Subsequently an extension by the architect Diethelm Hoffmann was added in 1986. The extension increased the exhibition space and created enough room for the painting classes to take place, for a video studio, and for a special museum library. Since the beginning of 2012, the Kunsthalle's new lobby designed by Sunder-Plassmann architects' office has looked out over the Kiel Fjord.