Top 20 Museums in Frankfurt

In Frankfurt, seeing a museum is a must. The city has an amazing array of museums that will be sure to catch your interest. We have picked twenty of the best museums in Frankfurt that are all easily accessible from the Park Inn by Radisson Frankfurt Airport.

1. Städel Museum – Situated in a stately Gründerzeit building, the Städel houses one of the most important collections of fine art in Germany.

2. Museum Für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt – Founded in 1981 and opened in 1991 this is one of Frankfurt’s newest museums. The museum is also one of the most important museums of contemporary art.

3. Naturmuseum Senckenberg – This site is a must-see for families with children. The museum features particularly extensive collection of large dinosaur bones and fossils.

4. Deutsches Filminstitut Filmmuseum – A must for cinema buffs, the Filminstitut features permanent exhibitions on film history and techniques, travelling exhibitions covering iconic directors, as well as an in-house cinema. Be sure to take a look at the monthly movie schedule to see what films are playing.

5. Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt – Located between the Römer and the Frankfurt Cathedral. The Schirn exhibits both modern and contemporary art work.


6. Liebieghaus Skulpturen Sammlung –The 19th century villa contains a wide range of classical, Renaissance and Baroque sculptures.

7. Deutsches Architeckturmuseum – This world-renown architecture museum is a must for those interested in 20th century German buildings.

8. Frankfurt Zoo – As one of the oldest and most important zoos in Europe, the Frankfurt Zoo contains 5,000 animals.

9. Jewish Museum – One of the most visited museums in the city, the Jewish Museum covers the history of the Jewish community in Frankfurt. If you’re interested in seeing more, be sure to visit its other branch, the Museum Judengasse, which covers the history of the Jewish ghetto up to the 18th century.

10. Money Museum – Being an international finance capital, money is what keeps Frankfurt going. If you’ve ever wondered about the flow of finance around the world and what money actually does, the Money Museum is an excellent place to find out.

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11. Frankfurter Goethe-House – Located in the Innenstadt district this is the house that the author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born in. You can visit the study where he penned his early works and learn about his life.

12. Dialog Museum – As one of the more unique museums on the list, the Dialog Museum offers a 90 minute trip into complete darkness.

13. Palmengarten – The Frankfurt Botanical Gardens has 50 acres to explore.

14. Museum Für Post und Kommunikation Frankfurt – Founded in 1958 as the Federal Postal Museum it moved building and became the Museum of Communication in 1990. It has many exhibits that look to explore the way communication has evolved.

15. Archaeologisches Museum – The Archaeological Museum house a huge collection of Prehistoric, Roman, Medieval and more recent archaeological  finds from Frankfurt and its surrounding countryside.

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16. Ernst May Haus und Museum – Fans of German architecture between the World Wars will find much to love
in this two story house in Römerstadt.

17. Caricatura Museum Frankfurt – The Caricatura Museum features cartoons and comics drawn my German artists.

18. Heimatmuseum – This museum was founded in 1877/78 and has been focused on the preservation, scientific investigation and mediation of historical objects and images of Frankfurt.

19. Kinder Museum Frankfurt – A museum offering hands-on activities for children to study history. Take a workshop and learn a few new creative skills.

20. Historisches Museum – This traditional German building hosts the city’s collection of art going back to the 15th century.

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