Frankfurt Area Guide: Local Culture & Sightseeing

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Visual Arts

Städelmuseum (Art)
Städel Museum
Städel Art Museum
One of the world's outstanding art museums, with a virtually complete survey of 700 years of European art.

Museum für Moderne Kunst (Modern Art)
Museum für Moderne Kunst
Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt
A world-class collection of international modern art, now exhibited in three separate branches: MMK1, MMK2 & MMK3.

Liebieghaus (Sculptures)
Liebieghaus Skulpturen Sammlung
Liebieghaus Sculpture Collection
One of the most significant sculpture collections in Europe.

Deutsches Architekturmuseum (Architecture)
Deutsches Architekturmuseum
Museum of German Architecture
Large-scale models—along with plans, sketches and furniture pieces—depict 20th century German architectural schools and periods.

Museum Angewandte Kunst (Applied Arts)
Museum Angewandte Kunst
Museum for the Applied Arts
A place of discovery: various applied arts illuminating currents and developments in current society, especially design and fashion.

Deutsches Filminstitut Filmmuseum (Applied Arts)
Deutsches Filminstitut Filmmuseum
Film Museum of the German Film Institute
Changing daily film presentations of German and European cinema—museum, film archives and library.

Are the above choices are not enough for you?
See the Museumsufer Frankfurt link below for many more museums
on or near the South Bank of the Main River.

Music and Drama

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Oper Frankfurt
Frankfurt Opera
Beyond the opera season, Oper Frankfurt also offers recitals, chamber music and symphony concerts.

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Alte Oper Frankfurt
The Old Frankfurt Opera House
Now used as a concert hall for all sorts of musical presentations.

Schauspiel Frankfurt (Drama)
Schauspiel Frankfurt
Drama Frankfurt
The largest theater in the Rhine-Main region. Here is the current schedule.

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Festhalle Frankfurt
Frankfurt's Festival Hall
The large building at the front of the Book Fair (with the cupola and flag on top) doubles as a musical venue.
Check the event calendar online for events and tickets.

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Best Bars with Live Music in Frankfurt
86 ranked bars, all with live music.


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Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
German National Library
The symposium will be held here: arrive via Metro Line U5 at stop "Deutsche Nationalbibliothek"

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Universitätsbibliothek der Goethe Universität Frankfurt
University Library of the Goethe University in Frankfurt
In case you want to take a librarian's holiday to another university library.

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Öffentliche Bibliotheken Frankfurt
Public Libraries in Frankfurt
There are 19 public libraries in Frankfurt; these pages are available only in German.

Historic Sites

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Historisches Museum Frankfurt
Frankfurt Historical Museum
2017 marks the completion of a new building for this museum, presenting at least a millennium of municipal history.

Frankfurter Goethe-Haus
Frankfurter Goethe-Haus
Goethe's House in Frankfurt
Birth house and museum of the city's most illustrious son (located on Römerberg by the new historical museum).

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St. Paul's Church
Started as a Lutheran church in 1789, in 1848 it became the seat of the Frankfurt Parliament, first freely elected German legislative body.

Frankfurt Cathedral
Catholic Cathedral of Saint Bartholomew
At over 300 feet tall, the tower crowns an "imperial cathedral" once used for coronations of Holy Roman Emperors.

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Jewish Sites in Frankfurt am Main
Jewish institutions throughout Frankfurt, looking back on a 900-year history.

Other Cultural Sites, Museums and Sight-Seeing Destinations

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Museumsufer Frankfurt Riverwalk Museums in Frankfurt.
A number of museums are found together on the south bank of the Main River.
Areas of interest include art; modern art; architecture and design; film and photography, history; literature; nature and technology; and museums for children.
This website allows you a composite view of, or individual access to, the rich possibilities.

Senckenberg Naturmuseum Frankfurt
Senckenberg Naturmuseum Frankfurt
Senckenberg Natural History Museum
One of the largest and finest natural history museums in Europe.

 Frankfurt Zoo
Frankfurt Zoo
A green oasis in the big city, with 450 different species (not to mention homo sapiens).

Palm Garden
The botanical tropics are, curiously enough, within walking distance of the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Deutsche Bundesbank Frankfurt
Deutsche Bundesbank - Geldmuseum
German Federal Bank - Money Museum
Though no free samples are provided, Euros are a main attraction in the city that hosts the European Central Bank.

Siegfrieds Mechanisches Musikkabinett
Siegfrieds Mechanisches Musikkabinett
A mechanical music cabinet of over 350 instruments located in Rüdesheim on the Rhine (40 miles west of Frankfurt).
Guided tours only; located in the Brömserhof, a 15th-century knight's manor.

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Tips and Suggestions Before and After the Fair
Includes tourist destinations, specialty shopping, open-air markets, dining, drinks, and cultural highlights.

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Frankfurt Institutions Explained in German Lite
Sites and services of Frankfurt introduced in easy German.

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