It consists of three linked buildings. The first was built from 1863 to 1869 by architects Georg Theodor Schirrmacher und Hermann von der Hude; the others were erected in 1919 and 1997.
The museum houses an important collection of painting from the 19th century with works from Max Liebermann, Lovis Corinth, Philipp Otto Runge, Caspar David Friedrich, Adolf Menzel. One building is devoted to modern arts.
One painting by the Kunsthalle was involved in the Frankfurt art theft of 1994. While on loan to the Kunsthalle Schirn in Frankfurt, the painting Nebelschwaden by Caspar David Friedrich was stolen. After negotiations with the thieves, a lawyer bought back the painting; when the Kunsthalle refused to recompensate him, he sued and won.
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