Visual delights in our art gallery

In the basement of our specialty restaurant „Canoe“, you can be inspired of contemporary art on 400 sqm. The deliberate wide range of exhibits is not just for art lovers. It should rather convey the enormous diversity of contemporary art and allow each visitor to discover something for his taste.
The lovingly assembled collection of photography, painting and sculpture with regularly updated exhibitions will pull you in its spell.

The collector and the history

Henning J. Claassen, founder and owner of the hotels Bergström and DORMERO Hotel Altes Kaufhaus Lüneburg and also founder of the listed Impreglon SE, has been looking for a suitable room for his art collection for several years.

During the renovation and transformation of the building into the DORMERO Hotel Altes Kaufhaus Lüneburg he took the opportunity to turn 400 sqm of the previously unused basement into an art gallery.

About 70 works of art of over 40 artists tell the story of an enthusiastic passion for collecting, which began 50 years ago and still is far away from being brought to an end today. This is not only the reason for the constant alternation of the art works in the gallery but also explains how the collecting activities have lead to a wide range of contemporary art that not only invites connoisseurs of art to an excursion through the genres photography, painting and sculpture but also anyone who wants to immerse into the diverting world of the creative people.

Our artists

In the "Galerie im Alten Kaufhaus" you will find the following artists, among others, with works represented:

Charles Billich
Johannes Cordes
Dirk De Keyzer
Roy Lichtenstein
Armin Mueller-Stahl
Klara Reynders
Victor Vasarely
Wil Willemsen
Paul Wunderlich

...and many more.