German Customs Museum

Get to know the history of the German customs and in what way the customs have influenced e.g. the European Agreement. More than 2000 exhibits show the work of the customs officers in the past and today. 

When the Reichszollmuseum in Berlin had been completely destroyed during the World War II, it was decided that the following institution would be established in Hamburg. The chosen customs office Kornhausbr├╝cke was home to the customs clearance of carpets until 1985. Besides the fact that it was one of the most historic customs offices, the favourable location for tourists close to the city center and the present-day customs office nearby played a decisive role. On the 21st May of 1992 the Bundesfinanzminister Dr. Theo Waigel opened the German Customs Museum in Hamburg. 

General Information

Deutsches Zollmuseum
Alter Wandrahm 16
20457 Hamburg

Tel: +49 (0) 40 300876-11
Fax:+49 (0) 40 300876-20

Opening hours
Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 to 17:00 h

Admission free!