The city of Frankfurt is well-known for being a financial district worldwide and a very common destination for those who loves going to Europe or Asia, since many international flights that go to these places stop in Frankfurt and the fares from London to Frankfurt flights is especially low these days. However, what very few people know is that the city has a very large cultural prospect with more than 30 museums that can be visited.
How to Visit the Museums of Frankfurt?
If you are going to visit two or three museums in Frankfurt, it is worth visiting them using the Frankfurt Card which is a card that gives 50% discount for admission to 28 museums in the city. However, if you are totally passionate about museums and are going to visit several museums in the city, the Museumsufer card is the most suitable to be profile since it gives free access in 34 museums of the city.
Museums of Frankfurt
The Frankfurt museums are so important to the city that they own a street where several of them are located. The Schaumainka street is on the banks of the Main River and is certainly a place you should go during your visit in Frankfurt, even if it is not to go to any museum since the street itself is an attraction in the city. To get there you can take trams 15, 16 or 19 and get off at the Schweizer- / Gartenstraße station or take the U-Bahn (U1, U2, U3, U4, U5, U8) underground and get off at Willy-Brandt station -Platz (the street will be on the other side of the Main River)
Only in the Schaumainkai you will find the Städel which is the most important in the city, the Museum Giersch which is dedicated to local artists, the Liebieghaus which has works and sculptures of antiquity, the Museum für Kommunikation Frankfurt which is the museum of communication , the Deutsches Architektur Museum which is the museum of architecture, the Deutsches Filmmuseum which is the museum of cinema, the Museum der Weltkulturen which is the ethnological museum and the Museum für Angewandte Kunst which is a museum of handicrafts. Apart from those staying in the Schaumainkai, there are others around the city, the most expressive and known being the Goethe House, the house where the writer Goethe lived. I had the opportunity to visit 3 museums in Frankfurt: Städel, Liebieghaus and Goethe House. Of course the number is much smaller than I would like, but with such a large offer you have to select the most important ones. Below you will find more information about the Frankfurt museums I visited:
The Städel was established in 1815 by banker and executive Johann Friedrich Städel and is considered the most important museum in Frankfurt. His collection is devoted entirely to European art, from the beginning of the 14th century to the present day, but it has more focus on the Renaissance, Baroque and Modern Art periods.
Its collection has more than 3000 paintings and 600 sculptures. Among the best known artists are Sandro Botticelli, Rembrandt van Rijn, Jan Vermeer, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Max Beckmann, Francis Bacon, among others. In our opinion, the visit to the Städel is practically obligatory for those who go to the city of Frankfurt. Below you will find more information about the place.
Städel Hours of Operation: Tuesday / Wednesday / Saturday / Sunday from 10am to 7pm and Thursday / Friday from 10am to 9pm. The museum does not open on Monday.
Ticket to the Städel: 14 Euros (with the Frankfurt Card you pay half the price and with free entrance to Museumsufer)
The Liebieghaus has a collection that shows an overview of 5000 years of history, from Ancient Egypt to the neoclassical period. The Liebieghaus was built in 1896 by Baron Heinrich von Liebieg and was acquired by the city of Frankfurt in the year 1908 which turned the place into a center devoted to art.
Liebieghaus Hours of Operation: Tuesday / Wednesday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday from 10am to 6pm and Thursday from 10am to 9pm. The museum does not open on Monday.
Admission to the Liebieghaus: 7 Euros (with the Frankfurt Card you pay half the price and with free entrance to Museumsufer)
Goethe House is the house where the German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born and lived with his family in Frankfurt. It contains pictures, wallpapers, original furniture and other furniture that are a reproduction of the times that the writer lived in the house.
Goethe House Hours of Operation: Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sundays and holidays from 10am to 5.30pm.
Ticket to Goethe House: 7 Euros (with the Frankfurt Card you pay half the price and with free entrance to Museumsufer)
Unfortunately I didn’t have more time to visit the other museums in Frankfurt, but surely the city is a great cultural center that is worth being known.
This article is written by “M Taha Khan”. He is a professional blogger and content writer who writes for different blogs as a guest author. He is a passionate traveller, football lover and a digital marketing executive.