Prior to visiting Frankfurt, I made plans with Daiana Olteanu, a Romanian friend whom I met last year at Frankfurt BookFair, who is living in Frankfurt, to go for art discovery around Frankfurt.
I have two days free before the book fair and a day after the bookfair. So we planned well and try to cover as many art categories as we can.
From the hotel, we walked to Hauptwache, past Romer and then across the Main River to get to the other side of the river to an area called The Frankfurt museum embankment (Museumsufer). Alternatively we could take the tram or train but we preferred to walk to enjoy the nice chilly weather.
The embankment is one of the most important locations for museums in Germany and Europe. Through this unique cultural experience on both sides of the Main, the city enjoys an excellent reputation among art lovers.
There’s a total of 12 museums on the Schaumankai side, whereas about 22 museums on the other side of the Main River (some near the river, others located sporadically around Frankfurt city).
Frankfurt has more than 60 museums but there’s only 34 museums participating under Museumsufer:
- Altana Kulturstiftung im Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg
- Archäologisches Museum Frankfurt
- Bibelhaus Erlebnis Museum
- Caricatura Museum Frankfurt
- Deutsches Architekturmuseum
- Deutsches Filmmuseum
- Deutsches Ledermuseum, Offenbach
- Dommuseum Frankfurt am Main
- Eintracht Frankfurt Museum
- Fotografie Forum Frankfurt
- Frankfurter Kunstverein
- Geldmuseum der Deutschen Bundesbank*
- Frankfurter Goethe-Haus/Goethe-Museum
- Haus der Stadtgeschichte, Offenbach
- Hindemith Kabinett im Kuhhirtenturm
- Historisches Museum Frankfurt/ Höchster Porzellan-Museum
- Ikonen-Museum der Stadt Frankfurt
- Institut für Stadtgeschichte/Karmeliterkloster
- Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt
- Kindermuseum Frankfurt
- Klingspor-Museum, Offenbach
- Liebieghaus – Skulpturensammlung
- Weltkulturen Museum
- Museum Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt
- Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main
- Museum für Kommunikation Frankfurt
- Museum Giersch
- Museum Judengasse
- Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
- Senckenberg Naturmuseum Frankfurt
- Städel Museum
- Stoltze-Museum der Frankfurter Sparkasse*
Do keep in mind that these museums are closed due to renovation works:
– Geldmuseum (Money Museum) until end of 2016
– Jüdisches Museum until 2018
– Museum Judengasse until spring 2016
– Stoltze-Museum has been relocated for 18 month to another building
Participating museums location.
You can use the Museumsufer ticket to visit 34 museums on two consecutive days. If on the day after purchase museums are officially closed the ticket’s validity is extended by one day.
The Museumsufer ticket is available in three versions:
. as single ticket for €18
. as family card for 2 adults (in a partnership) and children/grandchildren under 18 years for €28
. as a concessionary ticket €10
The Ticket is not transferable; you need to show your passport and write your name on the ticket, and is only valid in combination with genuine identification.
Single ticket €18 with my name on it.
I will tell about the museums I went to in my next posts (with lots of photos).
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