Beckett visits the Hamburger Kunsthalle eleven times throughout his nine-week
stay, and makes notes on around 150 paintings. On 9/10/36 he writes to his
friend Thomas MacGreevy, later to become director of the Dublin National
Gallery: "The building is magnificent and the pictures admirably presented (one
line hanging against matt white throughout)". In each of the altogether 23 cities Beckett visits on this trip to Germany, his main interest is drawn by the museums.