Founded in 1853, it is one of the oldest galleries in Europe and has been a premier destination for art lovers for over 160 years. It houses a wide array of works from both local and international artists, ranging from classic to contemporary pieces.
The Kunsthalle’s permanent collection consists mainly of 19th-century German artworks, including those by Caspar David Friedrich and Adolph Menzel. The museum also features exhibitions that focus on modern European painting and sculpture, as well as photography and video installations. These temporary displays often include works by renowned international artists such as Gerhard Richter or Anselm Kiefer.
In addition to its impressive selection of artwork, Kunsthalle Osnabrück offers visitors several educational activities throughout the year such as lectures, guided tours, workshops for children and adults alike plus special events like film screenings or concerts held at the museum’s auditorium space. This makes it a great place to explore not only visual arts, but also other forms of culture like music or cinema.
Kunsthalle Osnabrück is open every day except Mondays between 10 am – 6 pm, with extended hours until 8 pm on Thursdays during summer months (April–October). Admission prices vary depending on whether you want to visit just one exhibition or see all available shows; discounts are available for students or seniors, while children up to 12 years old can enter free of charge when accompanied by an adult ticket holder.