With an impressive variety of museums and galleries, Frankfurt am Main has earned a national reputation as a city of the arts. Every year more than 2 million people visit the city’s approximately 60 exhibition centres. Galleries also present a comprehensive range of contemporary art from the areas of painting, photography and sculpture.
A prominent attraction is Frankfurt’s Museum Riverbank, one of the most important locations for museums in Germany and all of Europe. Renowned exhibition centres such as the Städel Museum (Städel Museum), the German Architecture Museum (Deutsches Architekturmuseum), the German Film Museum (Deutsches Filmmuseum), or the Jewish Museum (Jüdisches Museum) can be found along the bank of the Main river. And every year many museums invite people to two special cultural events: the “night of museums” and the Museum Riverbank festival.
We would like to present a small selection from the many possibilities available. You can find other museums and galleries in the city of Frankfurt am Main’s comprehensive cultural portal.
The internationally renowned Städel Museum on the Main riverbank exhibits masterpieces from 7 centuries – a must for anyone visiting Frankfurt.
Top-quality exhibitions with constantly new aspects from art and society attract a broad spectrum of visitors to the Schirn, between the Cathedral and the Römer.
From the Big Bang to humans – the Natural History Museum in Senckenberg makes the development of our planet and the diversity of life easy to understand.
Travel over Frankfurt on a flying carpet? The German Film Museum makes it possible and explains how pictures took their first steps pictures and how film tricks work.
Prehistoric hut or skyscraper – the German Museum of Architecture presents the variety of ideas and plans revolving around man’s need for a roof over his head.
In the Goethe House, friends and admirers feel themselves transported back into the world of the great poet and most famous son of the city of Frankfurt.
The historisches museum on the Römerberg is Frankfurt´s municipal museum. The unique historic architectural ensemble welcomes visitors with topical permanent and special exhibitions.
In the Rothschild Palais and on Börneplatz, the Jewish Museum documents the role of the Jewish community in Frankfurt in its changing history.
Art from 1960 to the present day is shown in the Museum of Modern Art. Its collections include Pop Art, object art and room installations.
The Museum of Applied Art shows art in everyday life of the cultures and epochs in an extraordinary environment.
Long-vanished times are brought back to life in the Archaeological Museum. Findings from 200,000 years show how people once lived, worked, fought, worshipped and celebrated.
The GIERSCH MUSEUM presents the artistic area of the Rhine-Main region, and enriches the offering on Frankfurt’s Museum Riverbank by adding a regional element.
Sometimes gaudy, sometimes shrouded in mystery, the Icon Museum shows the world of images of the Orthodox belief from northern Russia to Ethiopia.
What is more important to people than passing on information and creating networks? The museum presents the world of communication in an artistic way.
The Liebieghaus is considered to be a special gem among the museums on the Main riverbank. It is the home of one of the most important collections of sculpture in Europe.
The Weltkulturen Museum is a place for approaching, encountering and experiencing other perspectives, and also offers contemporary art from outside Europe.
What was it like when the disciples of Jesus shook with fear during the storm on the Sea of Galilee? Visitors to the museum can look for answers to their questions on the Book of books.
The Frankfurt Art Association is one of the most important exhibition centres for contemporary art, both nationally and internationally.
“Everything pushes us to money, everything depends on money,” Goethe’s Gretchen sighs… At the Money Museum, you can investigate the world’s most important medium of exchange.
Located in the Höchst district, the Porcelain Museum in the Kronberger Haus exhibits treasures from the second oldest German porcelain manufacturer.
In an exposed location on the Main island, Portikus Frankfurt am Main presents the latest directions in contemporary art, and always offers something new and surprising.
Friedrich Stoltze is not only Frankfurt’s best-known dialect poet. The Frankfurt Savings Bank’s museum is dedicated to him and his work.
A secret tip among tramway fans. Children like it too: The Transport Museum presents over 125 years of Frankfurt municipal transportation.
Detect obstacles, notice scents and tones, and feel things out – in the dialogue museum, the blind open the eyes of the sighted when they rediscover the world with (almost) all their senses.
Football fans can relive unforgettable games at first hand in the Eintracht Frankfurt Museum under the grandstand of the Commerzbank Arena.
Frankfurt is considered to be the city with the greatest satirical density per square metre. This museum is dedicated to the illustrators and authors of the New Frankfurt School.