Opening hours

Tuesdays – Sundays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The museum is closed on Mondays.

Open all holidays (also Easter Monday and Whit Monday) except:

New Year (1.1.), Good Friday (19.4.), Christmas Eve (24.12.), Christmas Day (25.12.), New Year’s Eve (31.12.)


Admission Fees

As of May 2018, the KomponistenQuartier now consists of exhibition rooms for the composers Georg Philipp Telemann, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Johann Adolf Hasse, Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn, Johannes Brahms and Gustav Mahler. The exhibitions for Mahler and Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn have been added in May 2018.

9,-€ (all museums)/ reduced 7,-€/ with Hamburg Card 7,- €

Reduced fees for pupils, students (under 30 years), trainees, owners of a (German) social pass, participants of Freiwilliges Soziales Jahr (FSJ) and Bundesfreiwilligendienst (BFD), disabled persons, owners of Hamburg Card

Free admission for members of the KomponistenQuartier society

Free for children under the age of 10


Guided tours

We are happy to take requests for guided tours. Please contact or phone +49 (0)40 636 078 82. Your personal contact is Stella Dethling.

Max. number of persons per guided tour: 20. If there are more than 20 persons, up to three groups can get guided tours throughout the different parts of the museum at the same time.

Each group member will be charged 9 € per person. The fees for the guided tours are:

20 – 30 min: 40 €

45 – 60 min: 50 €

80 – 90 min: 80 €

For guided tours not taking place within our regular opening times we have to charge you an extra fee of 95 € per hour.

Due to organizational reasons, please inform us in advance if you would like to visit the museum with 10 or more persons, even if you don’t plan on booking a guided tour.

There are two premises for our museums:

In the main part of the museum (entrance: Neanderstraße 27) you will find the cash point, the museum shop, the restaurant Kleinhuis’ Café & Weinstube, and the exhibitions for Telemann, C. P. E. Bach, J. A. Hasse, Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn, as well as Gustav Mahler.

In the Brahms museum (entrance: Peterstraße 39), you will find the exhibitions for J. Brahms and the museum shop with Brahms-themed products. There is no cash point at the Brahms museum, please get your ticket in the main part of the museum.

All guided tours can be booked in German and English. Upon request and depending on availability, guided tours can also be offered in other languages (French, Italian, Swedish, Russian, Spanish).

Upon request and depending on availability, you can also book live music played on the instruments in the main museum (spinet & clavichord or “Hammerflügel”). The extra fee for this is 60 €.

Terms and Conditions (in German)


Possible topics of the guided tours

  • Guided tour 18th century (guided tour through the exhibitions of the composers Telemann, CPE Bach and Hasse). Learn more about our masters of early music and discover the peculiarities of this epoch.
  • Guided tour 19th century (guided tour through the exhibitions of the composers Fanny and Felix Mendelsohn, as well as Mahler). Delve into Romanticism and marvel at the fascinating adventures of the Mendelssohn siblings and Gustav Mahler.
  • Guided tour Brahms museum. Follow in the footsteps of Johannes Brahms in the Beyling Stift from 1751 and get to learn exciting information about Hamburg’s famous citizen.
  • “Highlights” guided tour. Our highlights tours introduces you to our exhibitions and you have the opportunity of experiencing the KomponistenQuartier and the historic living quarters of the Carl-Toepfer-Foundation. The tour will lead you through the exhibitions of the main museum (Telemann, CPE Bach, Hasse, Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn, Mahler). Get to know us and the music history of Hamburg!
  • Guided tours with special focus on the following composers: Georg Philipp Telemann / Calr Philipp Emanuel Bach / Johann Adolf Hasse/ Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn/ Gustav Mahler. Get immersed in a tour focusing on your favourite composer – take your time to get to know them and learn about the composer’s life and work!


Guided tours for schools

We are looking forward to greeting pupils in our museum. For more information and to coordinate your visit to the museum, please write to or phone Tel. +49 (0)40-636 078 82. You can also contact our museum educational officer, Dr. Iris Höger (


Information for disabled persons

Our museums are partly accessible for persons with a disability using a wheel-chair. The access to the main museum is possible, there is a toilet for disabled persons. The access for the Brahms museum is not accessible for wheel-chairs. For questions or further details, please contact us (+49 (0)40 340 686 50).


There are toilets, lockers and wardrobes in both parts of the museum (main part and Brahms museum).

Rucksacks, bags or luggage bigger than DIN A4 (21 cm x 30 cm / 8,3 inches x 11,8 inches) cannot be taken into the exhibition premises. Please use the lockers at your disposal. Baggage exceeding the size of the lockers can be left with our staff at the main cash point in the foyer at the main part of the museum. Due to spatial reasons we cannot store more than two big-size items. Coats can be hung up or stored inside the lockers.



We would like to ask you to not consume food or drinks inside the exhibition. Taking pictures of the exhibition is allowed, but please don’t use flash.


Kleinhuis’ Café & Weinstube

Directly connected to the KomponistenQuartier, you can find the restaurant Kleinhuis’ Café & Weinstube, run by the Hotel Baseler Hof. Kleinhuis’ offers an extensive variety of tasty food and drinks - from breakfast and lunch to dinner in the cozy atmosphere of the Biedermeier.

Find more information here:


Private concerts

Upon request you can book a little private concert for your group in the nearby Lichtwarksaal (Lichtwark hall) of the Carl-Toepfer-Stiftung (Carl-Toepfer-Foundation). The hall offers space for up to 120 persons, there is a Steinway concert piano that can be used. As the hall is directly located on the opposite site of the museums, a concert can be accompanied by a guided tour in the museum. Fees vary depending on the ensemble and the repertoire and will be arranged with you individually. A solo concert with music of the Romanticism can be booked for 500 € and up. Offer your guests the comfort to experience an exclusive concert in a relaxed atmosphere!


Contact details

KomponistenQuartier Hamburg

Peterstraße 29-39, 20355 Hamburg,

Telephone: 040 636 078 82



Getting there

KomponistenQuartier Hamburg
Peterstraße 29-39
20355 Hamburg


By car

No matter from which direction you enter the city, please follow the signposting “Innenstadt / city center”. The KomponistenQuartier is situated in Hamburg Neustadt, a triangle consisting of Ludwig-Erhard-Street (in the south), Holstenwall (in the North east) and Kaiser-Wilhelm-Street (in the North west). Landmarks that can aid your orientation are the Laeiszhalle (music hall), the Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte and St. Michael’s Church.

Find out about your personal route here.


Parkhaus der Handwerkskammer
Bei Schuldts Stift 3
20355 Hamburg
opening hours: Monday - Friday 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Neanderstrasse 20
20459 Hamburg
opening hours: 7/24 


By public transportation

Bus: Bus 112 to „Museum for Hamburgische Geschichte“

Metro: U3 to “St. Pauli”

Train: S1 and S3 to “Stadthausbrücke” (exit St. Michael’s Church), 5 min footwalk

Find out about your personal itinerary on the homepage of the public transport service Hamburg, the HVV.



Many world-class composers have a connection to Hamburg. They were either born here or spent part of their careers here. There is hardly another city in Germany with such a rich musical tradition. We would like to cordially invite musically interested visitors from Hamburg and all over the world in future to Peterstraße. Discover Georg Philipp Telemann, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Johann Adolf Hasse, Fanny & Felix Mendelssohn, Johannes Brahms and Gustav Mahler in an appealing, lively and educational venue! With the KomponistenQuartier, the musical city of Hamburg will at last have a place where it can foster the memory of its musical history.


Six museums in one!   

The town houses of wealthy Hamburg burghers, rebuilt in historical style in the Peterstraße, are the ideal location to recreate the musical history of Hamburg. The Brahms Museum has already attracted visitors from all over the world to the Peterstraße since 1971. The opening of the Telemann Museum followed in 2011.

In March 2015, new museums dedicated to the “Hamburg Bach” and his contemporary Johann Adolf Hasse opened for the public. For the first time, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, in the year of the tricentenary of his birth, has received recognition befitting his rank, close to the places where he lived and worked and not far from his last resting place in the crypt of St. Michael’s Church. Museums for Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn and for Gustav Mahler have been opened in May 2018.
The musical tradition of the Hanseatic city from the Baroque to modern times will be presented in a way which makes it come to life vividly!


World-famous composers

Hamburg was once described by the composer Georg Philipp Telemann as a place “where music seems, as it were, to have its homeland”. In Hamburg, the many-facetted Baroque composer was municipal Director of Music for 46 years.
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, the “Hamburg Bach” and Telemann’s godson, succeeded him in 1768. He was celebrated by his contemporaries as an “original genius” and lived in the city up to his death in 1788.
The Bergedorf-born composer Johann Adolf Hasse also began his meteoric rise to international fame at the Hamburg Opera House on Gänsemarkt, going on to be the toast of such cities as Naples, Dresden and Venice.
At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the immensely musically gifted siblings Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn were born in Hamburg. Johannes Brahms, born in the Gängeviertel, made his debut as a pianist and composer here. Brahms achieved worldwide fame outside his home city, which awarded him honorary citizenship in 1889.
In 1891 Gustav Mahler came to Hamburg to take up a position as First Conductor at the Hamburg Stadt-Theater. He brought operatic and concert music here to new, unparalleled heights of excellence.