Museumsufer for art lovers

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:

  1. Altana Kulturstiftung im Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg
  2. Archäologisches Museum Frankfurt
  3. Bibelhaus Erlebnis Museum
  4. Caricatura Museum Frankfurt
  5. Deutsches Architekturmuseum
  6. Deutsches Filmmuseum
  7. Deutsches Ledermuseum, Offenbach
  8. Dommuseum Frankfurt am Main
  9. Eintracht Frankfurt Museum
  10. Fotografie Forum Frankfurt
  11. Frankfurter Kunstverein
  12. Geldmuseum der Deutschen Bundesbank*
  13. Frankfurter Goethe-Haus/Goethe-Museum
  14. Haus der Stadtgeschichte, Offenbach
  15. Hindemith Kabinett im Kuhhirtenturm
  16. Historisches Museum Frankfurt/ Höchster Porzellan-Museum
  17. Ikonen-Museum der Stadt Frankfurt
  18. Institut für Stadtgeschichte/Karmeliterkloster
  19. Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt
  20. Kindermuseum Frankfurt
  21. Klingspor-Museum, Offenbach
  22. Liebieghaus – Skulpturensammlung
  23. Weltkulturen Museum
  24. Museum Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt
  25. Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main
  26. Museum für Kommunikation Frankfurt
  27. Museum Giersch
  28. Museum Judengasse
  29. Portikus*
  30. Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
  31. Senckenberg Naturmuseum Frankfurt
  32. Städel Museum
  33. Stoltze-Museum der Frankfurter Sparkasse*
  34. Struwwelpeter-Museum/Heinrich-Hoffmann-Museum

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

museumlocationParticipating museums location.

Museum Embankment-Ticket
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.

tixSingle ticket €18 with my name on it.

I will tell about the museums I went to in my next posts (with lots of photos).

* Book your cheap Kuala Lumpur Frankfurt flights (KUL – FRA) with Lufthansa and enjoy beautiful Frankfurt. Benefit from the low fares and great service! And don’t forget to try Premium Economy Class for more personal space, more free baggage, more service. Long-haul travel in Premium Economy Class comes with plenty of comforts. 

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The perks of Lufthansa Premium Economy Class

And so, I went to Frankfurt Book Fair for the fourth time on a premium economy class with Lufthansa.

My check-in with double luggage (up to combined weight of 23 kg) went smooth and I proceeded to the gate when it was time for boarding. When I boarded and seated, I was greeted with a smile, a selection of current reading material, and a welcome drink.

drinksOrange juice with minced leaf or something like that as a welcome drink. Taste is good! Let me know if you know what those green thingy are.

The premium economy seat was everything that I hoped for a long-haul flight (12 hours); more personal space that offers up to 50 per cent more space altogether on all sides. A high quality travel kit located at the seat (below armrest) with many useful accessories surely provides additional relaxation. In front of me, there was a bottle of water as well as more reading materials.

legroomAmple legroom! Normally on economy seat, my knees would touch the front seat. Oh, but anyway,  I was in front row, so no seat ever touched my knees!

After I made myself comfortable, I fold out the touch-screen monitor from the front side of the armrest. Entertainment was wonderful! There were like 100 films in up to eight languages, 200 TV programmes, 300 music CDs with an excellent selection of music and songs from all genres, up to 30 Lufthansa radio channels and more.

While watching a new movie, Self/Less (I thought Ryan Reynolds looks good in the movie), I was offered another drink together with a snack. And a little after that, a menu of meal selection was handed to me. I took my time choosing from the menu and enjoy my meal served on fine china. Meal was great!

menu

meal

With the premium economy seat that was definitely far more comfortable than a normal economy seat, I spent two comfortable hours watching the movie, with my seat reclined and footrest extended. On the screen, there’s a USB port where I charged my mobile phone.

Before I really intended to have my long-haul sleep, I put on some music—mixed playlist of my favourite oldies namely R.E.M, Earth Wind and Fire, and The Cure—and let myself fall asleep naturally. Last I heard was Love Song by The Cure.

When I woke up, it was breakfast time. I must’ve slept for more than 7 hours! It was a great sleep and was my first proper sleep after days of sleepless nights clearing my work prior to the trip.

Not long after breakfast, the captain announced that we would be landing soon. The aircraft touched down Frankfurt Flughafen runway at about 7am as estimated. It was really a great flight as I was well rested and well fed on the plane.

Here’s a factsheet of all the perks on Lufthansa Premium Economy Class:

factsheetCredit image: http://lufthansaexperts-training.com/factsheet/Lufthansa_Premium-Economy-Class_Factsheet_EN.pdf

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