The Dorotheum is strengthening its presence in Germany: in autumn, the auction house based in Vienna will open a representative office in Hamburg.

Katharina Princess zu Sayn-Wittgenstein becomes director of the branch and managing director of Dorotheum Germany.

The historian and art historian previously managed the branches of Sotheby's in Hamburg and Munich and set up the representative office in Prague.

She was the founding director of the Mucha Museum in the Czech capital, and also worked as an art consultant and author.

The Hamburg office of the Dorotheum is to be used for exhibitions, consultation days and customer care.

The Austrian company is already represented in London, Rome, Milan and Brussels and also has a representative office in Munich.

For 2021, the Dorotheum reported the largest turnover since its founding in 1707, without naming a specific amount.

In the current year, the house was able to book the second-highest hammer price in its history: the hammer fell for 4.1 million euros for a “penitent Magdalene” by Titian.