Visiting a museum is always a unique experience, as each one has its own distinct characteristics, style, and of course, content. Museum subjects vary greatly from city to city, and can range from firefighter's museums to fine art, to sports. If you need help making a selection, our 10Best list highlights the top spots to visit in Hamburg.

Airport - Ham
Panoptikum Waxworks

Built in 1879, this popular museum contains life-size wax figures of famous people ranging from Napoleon to Elvis Presley.

Museum für Völkerkunde

This interesting ethnological museum houses a range of exhibits that highlight the growth and development of cultures across the globe. It provides an intriguing look at the formation and evolution of various groups and cultures. TRANSPORTATION: U1 Hallerstrasse

Airport - Ham
Altonaer Museum

This regional museum showcases the development of North Germany as a cultural and economic national powerhouse. The integration of fishing as an economic factor and shipping as a vital tool for development are highlighted.