About us


Villa Hampel München


HAMPEL Fine Art Auctions has ranked among the world’s most important international hubs for fine art, antiques and luxuries.

The auction house was founded in 1989 and quickly achieved initial success on the regional market. The hugely successful auction of the art objects and inventory of The Munich Grand Hotel Continental in 1994 was well covered by the media, putting HAMPEL on the map far beyond Munich.

In 2005, owing to previous successes and a reputation for its high representational qualities, HAMPEL was entrusted (in preference to long-established auction houses) with the sale of probably the largest private collection of works by the Berlin artist Max Liebermann.

A series of very successful auctions of private collections followed such as the auction of art and designer objects from the villa of Carl Laszlo in Basel or the auction of the inventory of the Kitzbühl villa of the Munich restaurant legend Gerd Käfer – both in 2016.

HAMPEL excelled early on with its focus on Old Masters and gradually added new departments. Thus, today’s auctions also include premium works of modern art, great antiques and sculptures, exquisite furniture, exclusive wristwatches, jewellery, luxury and designer objects.

The special extra at Hampel

As publicly appointed and sworn auctioneers Hampel provides the following services:

  • Sale of estates & collections of all departments

  • Appraisal and valuation of art works and luxury items by auctioneers and
    experts across Europe or at the auction house

  • Safe processing and appraisal of your objects including transport arrangements

  • Art Loss Register check and liaising with collectors,
    dealers, experts and museums

  • High-quality presentation of art objects both in
    catalogues and online

  • Viewing days and vernissages

  • Quarterly auctions, also via livestreams

  • Professional post-auction sale

The Auctioneers at Hampel

The Auctioneers at Hampel Fine Art Auctions
The Auctioneers at Hampel Fine Art Auctions

left to right

MBA Holger Hampel

Executive partner

Vitus Graupner

Executive partner

Christoph Bühlmeyer


Florin Ruisinger



Hampel Art Auctions stands for expertise in all areas of the international art market, worldwide client contacts and top results. We successfully sell objects globally, from around the world. Our international orientation enables us to reach out to consigners and buyers worldwide. Our customer service in Munich is multilingual but we also have various agents across Europe.

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