The Elbchaussee hotel is a mecca for both gourmets and lovers of art.
The art concept is a common theme in all rooms and salons. In keeping with Hanseatic traditions, the owner family Rahe sponsors art and culture. For its hotel in Hamburg it has collected over 500 pieces from the 18th and 19th and the early 20th century. Sensitively complemented by modernist works. A special focus is north German secessionist art from the end of the 19th century. Many pictures depict landscapes, the port, Hamburg or the Elbe.
And that applies to the collection’s centrepiece too. A large oil painting of the Lime Tree Terrace. The picture by Max Liebermann, the impressionist and pioneer of modernism, has pride of place in the lobby. But at Jacob works by Ivo Hauptmann, Arthur Illies, Ernst Eitner, Fritz Flinte and Max Slevogt also adorn the walls. And coloured silk-screen prints by Ralf Winkler. Who was he again? Another forerunner of German painting – known more commonly to the rest of the world as A. R. Penck.