The Best Museums In Frankfurt, Germany

Sophia Karner

Frankfurt stands out amongst other major German cities when it comes to its multifaceted cultural offerings. From theater, opera, musicals, and other shows, to its outstanding high-quality museums, Frankfurt is a city of culture. The Museumsufer, where as many as 11 museums are situated side-by-side on both banks of the Main, represents a centerpiece of this impressive culture.

Courtesy of Museum für Post und Kommunikation

1. Städel Museum


Established in 1815, Städel Museum now ranks as Germany’s oldest museum that exhibits the best of European art, from the early 14th century to the present. The museum contains the impressive coverage of over 700 years of art history and outstanding works by renowned artists, such as Albrecht Dürer, Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso. The museum’s exhibition, The 80s, focuses on figurative painting in West Germany during the 1980s and includes works by artists, such as Ina Barfuss and Werner Büttner, which reveal the historical significance of this artistic movement. Every second Thursday a month, Städel Museum proposes art talks, where visitors are invited to discuss art in an informal atmosphere.

Opening hours: Tue-Wed 10am-6pm, Thu-Fri 10am-9pm, Sat-Sun 10am-6pm

2. Museum für moderne Kunst


Frankfurt’s museum for modern and contemporary art is one of the most impressive of its kind with a collection of over 4,500 of both national and international artists. The art on display ranges from the 1960s to the contemporary, and they all fulfil the museum’s paradigms of quality, diversity and uniqueness. In the exhibition MM1, not only paintings and drawings are showcased, but photographs and videos have also been chosen to be presented to the audience. The museum for modern art has also developed an online catalogue, where visitors can access additional information about the fascinating artists and their incredible works.

Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10am-6pm, Wed 10am-8pm

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