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The 10 best museums in Frankfurt

Discover the world of film and culture at the Film Museum, see works of art by Andy Warhol at the Museum of Modern Art or learn about the city's history at the Historical Museum. We have listed the 10 best museums in Frankfurt for you.
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1. Städel Museum

On the banks of the Main river you will find the Städel Museum, an art museum in Frankfurt that exhibits one of Germany's most important art collections. You will find 700 years of European art in the form of paintings, sculptures and prints. The Städel Museum was founded in 1815 by Johann Friedrich Städel, making it the oldest museum foundation in Germany.
Address: Schaumainkai 63

2. German Film Museum

Are you a movie buff? Then you will definitely enjoy the German Film Museum. Wander through recreated film sets where you can test stunt technique, learn about old film techniques and, afterwards, watch a film in the cinema. The museum is a 15-minute walk from Frankfurt Hbf train station.
Address: Schaumainkai 41

3. Museum for Modern Art

At the edge of the old city centre stands an imposing, triangular building, the Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK). Here you will find more than 5,000 works of art by modern artists such as Andy Warhol and Carl Andre. Admire changing exhibitions by Marcel Duchamp, among others, or browse the museum's library.
Address: Domstraße 10

4. Liebieghaus Museum

A beautiful 19th-century villa houses the Liebieghaus, a museum of historical sculptures. The collection includes ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian sculptures, as well as works from the Middle Ages and Renaissance. After your visit to the Liebieghaus, enjoy a delicious homemade cake or quiche in the green oasis of the Liebieghaus Café.
Address: Schaumainkai 71

5. Historical of Museum Frankfurt

In the heart of the city you will find the Historical Museum of Frankfurt. Founded in 1878, it is the city's oldest museum. Get to know the city's past through its permanent exhibitions like medieval Frankfurt, nineteenth-century city and Frankfurt's history as a metropolis from 1866 to 2001. The Historical Museum in Frankfurt will thrill anyone who loves history!
Address: Saalhof 1

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6. Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt

Looking for a museum in Frankfurt suitable for the whole family? Then we highly recomment visiting the Senckenberg Museum in Frankfurt. This natural history museum is also known for its fantastic display of dinosaurs. But not only dinosaur lovers will get their money's worth here. The museum also has a very extensive collection of as many as 1,000 species of stuffed birds.
Address: Senckenberganlage 25

7. Money Museum

Did you know that Frankfurt is the financial centre of Germany? If you are interested in the financial world and the role of central banks, the Money Museum in Frankfurt is definitely worth a visit. Learn how to distinguish 'real' and 'fake' euro bank notes, learn about different currencies through the ages and see how cash is made.
Address: Wilhelm-Epstein-Straße 14

8. Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

In the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt you will see exhibitions of art movements such as Vienna Art Nouveau, Expressionism, Dada and Surrealism. Not only is the art collection impressive, but the architecture of the museum is also very special, such as the huge skylight.
Address: Römerberg

9. Dialogmuseum

In het Dialogmuseum in Frankfurt, your senses will be put to the test. Experience the fascinating experience of smells, sounds, wind, temperature and texture, in the dark! Led by blind guides, you will visit six different areas and experience what it is like to enjoy art without sight.
Address: An der Hauptwache B-Ebene, Passage 10

©Schirn Kunsthalle;Photo Norbert Miguletz

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10. Klassikstadt Automuseum

Are you a classic car enthusiast? Then a visit to Klassikstadt is a must. Klassikstadt Automuseum, is about 45 minutes from the city centre (metro, tram or bus) and has a handsome collection of unusual, classic vehicles. You can also peek through the glass and see how classic cars are restored and repaired by experts in their workshop.
Address: Orber Straße. 4a

Visit a museum in Frankfurt for free

Want to go to the museum in Frankfurt for free? Every last Saturday of the month, almost all museums in Frankfurt are free. During the 'Satourday' programme, most museums offer workshops and special tours for families. See a list of all participating museums in Frankfurt.

Take the train to visit museums in Frankfurt

Going on a city trip to Frankfurt? Then travel by train. In just 3.55 hours you will travel with ICE International from Amsterdam Centraal to the centre of the city. Remember: booking early is cheaper travel!
Many museums are within walking distance of Frankfurt Hbf. But the city also has a good network of bus, tram and metro. With a Frankfurt Card you can travel with public transport without paying extra and get discounts on admission to various museums and tourist attractions.

Museums in Frankfurt

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