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Städel Museum, Tiepolo-Saal © Städel
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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.

Städel Museum Aussenansicht © Städel Museum

Städel

The internationally renowned Städel Museum on the Main riverbank exhibits masterpieces from 7 centuries – a must for anyone visiting Frankfurt.

Außenansicht Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt © Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Foto: Norbert Miguletz

Schirn Kunsthalle 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.

Skelett eines Schwertwals (Orcinus orca) © Foto: Naturmuseum Senckenberg

Natural History Museum Senckenberg

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.

Deutsches Filmmuseum, Luftbild © Deutsches Filmmuseum, Foto: Uwe Dettmar

German Film Museum

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.

Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Haus im Haus im 3. Obergeschoß, © Foto: Thomas Riehle, Köln

German Museum of Architecture

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.

Johann Heinrich Lips, Porträt Goethe Kreidezeichnung 1791 © Freies Deutsches Hochstift - Frankfurter Goethe-Museum

Goethe House and Goethe Museum

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.

Das sanierte historische museum frankfurt (rechts im Bild) © hmf, Foto: J. Baumann

historisches museum 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.

Außenansicht Jüdisches Museum © Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt, Foto: Uwe Dettmar

Jewish Museum

In the Rothschild Palais and on Börneplatz, the Jewish Museum documents the role of the Jewish community in Frankfurt in its changing history.

Nachtaufnahme Museum für Moderne © Foto: Axel Schneider

MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main

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.

Außenansicht Museum Angewandte Kunst © Museum Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt am Main

Museum of Applied Art

The Museum of Applied Art shows art in everyday life of the cultures and epochs in an extraordinary environment.

Archäologisches Museum Innenansicht © Archäologisches Museum

Archaeological Museum

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.

Museum Giersch Aussenansicht © Museum Giersch

Giersch Museum

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.

Ikone, Gottesmutter Dneprskaja © Ikonen-Museum

Icon Museum

Sometimes gaudy, sometimes shrouded in mystery, the Icon Museum shows the world of images of the Orthodox belief from northern Russia to Ethiopia.

Schafe © Haller, Museum für Kommunikation Frankfurt

Museum for Communication

What is more important to people than passing on information and creating networks? The museum presents the world of communication in an artistic way.

Liebieghaus - Blauer Saal © David Hall

Liebieghaus Sculpture Collection

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.

Weltkulturen Museum, Aussenansicht © Weltkulturen Museum

Weltkulturen Museum

The Weltkulturen Museum is a place for approaching, encountering and experiencing other perspectives, and also offers contemporary art from outside Europe.

Nachbildung eines Schiffes vom See Genezareth aus der Römerzeit © Bibelhaus am Museumsufer

Bible House on the Museum Riverbank

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.

Frankfurter Kunstverein, Außenansicht des Steinernen Hauses © Frankfurter Kunstverein

Frankfurt Art Association

The Frankfurt Art Association is one of the most important exhibition centres for contemporary art, both nationally and internationally.

Lenin mit 3D-Brille © EXPLORA Frankfurt

EXPLORA Museum + Science + Technology

So that’s how it works! Aha! effects are part of the concept of the EXPLORA Museum + Science + Technology, because the museum is a place full of surprises.

Geldmuseum Aussenansicht © Geldmuseum der Deutschen Bundesbank

Money Museum of the Deutsche Bundesbank

“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.

Porzellangruppe Kaiser von China © porzellan museum frankfurt, Foto: Uwe Dettmar<br />

Höchst Porcelain Museum

Located in the Höchst district, the Porcelain Museum in the Kronberger Haus exhibits treasures from the second oldest German porcelain manufacturer.

Portikus © Stadt Frankfurt am Main, Presse- und Informationsamt<br />

Portikus

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.

Ausstellung im Treppenturm des Stoltze-Museums © Stoltze-Museum der Frankfurter Sparkasse

Stoltze Museum of Frankfurt Savings Bank

Friedrich Stoltze is not only Frankfurt’s best-known dialect poet. The Frankfurt Savings Bank’s museum is dedicated to him and his work.

Verkehrsmuseum Schwanheim © Foto: VGF

Frankfurt am Main Transport Museum

A secret tip among tramway fans. Children like it too: The Transport Museum presents over 125 years of Frankfurt municipal transportation.

Dialogmuseum, © Jürgen Röhrscheid

Dialogue Museum

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.

Fußball im Eintracht Frankfurt Museum © Eintracht Frankfurt Museum

Eintracht Frankfurt Museum

Football fans can relive unforgettable games at first hand in the Eintracht Frankfurt Museum under the grandstand of the Commerzbank Arena.

Ein Elch wirbt für fürs neue Karikatur-Museum, © PIA Stadt Frankfurt am Main

Caricatura – Museum for Comic Art

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.