Nestled among its global banks and commercial institutions, Frankfurt’s museums comprise the cultural heart of the city. Visiting a museum in Frankfurt is an essential part of any holiday itinerary in the city, from its modern art galleries to the restored Goethe House.
Exploring the Museumsufer
The most popular area to explore museums in Frankfurt is the Museumsufer, or Museum Embankment in English. This part of the city gets its name from its high concentration of museums and galleries, and is situated primarily on the southern side of the River Main. Some of the most popular attractions in the Museumsufer include the German Film Museum, which spans from early 19th century developments in the art form to today, and the Communication Museum.
The Stadel museum attracts fans of classic and contemporary art, while the German Architecture Museum pays homage to the architectural wonder that Frankfurt has become, while the Historical Museum showcases artefacts and exhibitions that span from Medieval Frankfurt to the modern age.
More museums and galleries in Frankfurt
The wealth of museums and galleries in Frankfurt mean there is much to explore outside the Museumsufer as well. The Museum of Modern Art on Domstrasse is regarded as among the best of its kind in Germany, while a trip to the Goethe Haus and Museum is essential for any fans of German literature.
Families can be entertained for hours at the Children’s Museum Frankfurt, and the Money Museum is worth a visit for its insight into Europe’s economic history and policies.