Jenisch House (Jenisch-Haus) is a country house in Hamburg built in the 19th century and an example of Hanseatic lifestyle and neoclassical architecture. As of 2008, Jenisch House is the home of the Museum für Kunst und Kultur an der Elbe.

Jenisch House is located in Jenisch Park, Hamburg's oldest landscaped park. The park was landscaped by Caspar Voght as a model farm and arboretum about 1800. It is located in the former independent locality of Klein Flottbek, now part of the Othmarschen quarter of Hamburg with a view toward the Elbe river. In 1828 Jenisch bought the farm and gardens from Voght and redesigned the area with the construction of his house.



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Founded: 1831
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Germany
Historical period: German Confederation (Germany)

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Ele Michaela Leisegang (2 years ago)
Die Backwaren und der Service lassen nach. Kaufe seit Ewigkeiten die Hanseaten und mein Brot bei Euch. Bin in Othmarschen über Ottensen angefangen. Kaufe mindestens 2 manchmal 8 im Monat die Hanseaten und vieles vieles mehr. Hatte am Dienstag zwei Hanseaten gekauft. Sie schmeckten chemisch und gar nicht lecker. Nach meiner Nachfrage am Donnerstag, (ergo 2 Tage später) hat sich nichts in der Rezeptur geändert und ich wäre die erste, die Kritik äußert. Unverschämt wäre das. Hatte trotzdem erneut zwei neue gekauft. Leider dominierte wieder dieser chemische Geschmack. Ist die Kritik in der Bäckerei angekommen? Ich bezweifle dieses. Zum ersten Mal habe ich mich bei Euch unwohl und überrumpelt gefühlt. Masse anstatt Klasse?
Florian Hermann (2 years ago)
Ein Sehr schönes und nettes haus mit traum blick auf die elbe
Holger Zschau (3 years ago)
Habe das Gebäude nur von außen gesehen. Liegt am nordwestlichen Rand im dazugehörigen Park. Sieht gut erhalten aus. Innen ist ein Museum: "Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte" [Wikipedia]. Etwas weiter steht das Ernst-Barlach-Haus, in dem Kunstwerke vom Namensgeber ausgestellt werden. Dadurch ist für Kunstinteressierte das ganze Ensemble interessant. Sehenswert allemal!
Dhruvil Shah (3 years ago)
Nice location, the park is really beautiful The only problem is the caretaker are so nervecracking. Follow you everywhere and there are tons of rules (basic ones i support)
LemaniaLunox (3 years ago)
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