The best museums in Frankfurt

Exhibit at the Senckenberg National History Museum Nouhailler/Flickr

Exhibit at the Senckenberg National History Museum ©Nouhailler/Flickr

For the lovers of art Germany is a perfect destination. With hundreds of museums, art galleries, permanent or temporary exhibitions, opera houses and theatres, the country is a favorite destination for many tourists. Every city owns some fascinating museums. So does the beautiful Frankfurt, too. There are more than thirty fantastic museums here.

The city is famous for housing Europe’s largest variety of museums. Twenty museums are located on the so called Museumsufer which actually means “Museums Riverbank” (along the Main River’s both sides, within small distance). Some of the best museums in Frankfurt are the following: the Städel Museum, the Senckenberg Natural History Museum, the Museum of Municipal Sculptures (Liebieghaus), the Museum of Modern Art and the German Film Museum. Choose any of these or visit all of them! You won’t regret it.

The Städel Museum

As one of the most significant museums of the country, the Städel Museum is an extremely popular tourist attraction in Frankfurt. Including some of the most important fine arts collections of Germany, the museum includes works of many world famous old masters, including Rembrandt, Picasso, Renoir, Dürer, Monet, Richter and so on.

The museum is closed on Mondays. It is open on Tuesdays and Friday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00, on Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 to 21:00. (May 2013)

Museums in Frankfurt shaferlens/Flickr

Museums in Frankfurt ©shaferlens/Flickr

The Senckenberg Natural History Museum

Another famous museum of the entire country is the Senckenberg Natural History Museum. Germany’s second largest natural history museum is very popular among visitors, especially children. It includes more than 400.000 of exhibited objects, including dinosaur skeletons (children’s favorite), mammoths, mummies and so on.

The museum can be visited every day. From Monday to Friday (except Wednesday) it can be visited from 9:00 to 17:00, on Wednesdays from 9:00 to 20:00 and on weekends and public holidays from 9:00 to 18:00. (May 2013)

Exhibit at the Senckenberg National History Museum Nouhailler/Flickr

Exhibit at the Senckenberg National History Museum ©Nouhailler/Flickr

The Museum of Municipal Sculptures (Liebieghaus)

Do you love sculptures? If you do, the Museum of Municipal Sculptures (Lieblighaus) is the place to go. Housed in a fantastic villa, the museum includes a great collection of more than 5.000 of sculptures. These range from Ancient ones to Renaissance works. The museum is open to the public on Tuesdays and Friday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00, on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 until 21:00. (May 2013)

The Museum of Modern Art

In case you are interested in modern art, visit Frankfurt’s Museum of Modern Art. It includes a large collection of about 4.500 of works by artists from all around the world. The museum is a popular visitor attraction of the city. It is closed on Mondays. The museum can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00, except on Wednesdays – from 10:00 to 20:00. (May 2013)

Exhibit in the Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt antony_mayfield/Flickr

Exhibit in the Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt ©antony_mayfield/Flickr

The German Film Museum

A very interesting museum of Frankfurt is the German Film Museum. It actually presents the history and art of moving picture, from its beginnings to the present times. A great thing about this visitor attraction is that it is an interactive museum. It is closed on Mondays and can be visited on Tuesdays from 10:00 until 18:00, on Wednesdays from 10:00 to 20:00 and Thursday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00. (May 2013)

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