(Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany)
Culture seekers will not be disappointed by the selection of museums on offer in the city of Frankfurt, with the interesting variations in subject matter making the whole scene so noteworthy.
Enjoy highlights such the history of the post and telecoms industry at the Postal Museum, and the background of Judaism in Germany at the Jewish Museum of Frankfurt.
Many of the best museums in Frankfurt are located on the southern banks of the winding Main River, with this area being known as the Museum Embankment, or locally as simply the 'Museumsufer'.
Information about Frankfurt's main museums is displayed below.
Deutsches Filmmuseum (German Film Museum)
Address: Schaumainkai 41, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 069 2123 8830
Popularly hailed as the finest museum of its kind in the country, the German Film Museum covers many aspects of film and film history, including examples of early German cinema works and classic film-making equipment. The museum also boasts a library and impressive archives.
Open hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - 10:00 to 19:00; Wednesday and Sunday - 10:00 to 19:00; Saturday - 14:00 to 19:00
Jewish Museum of Frankfurt
Address: Untermainkai 14 / 15, Frankfurt am Main, D-60311, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 069 2123 5000
Of all Frankfurt's museums, this is perhaps the most though provoking and poignant in terms of its subject matter and exhibits. This museum focuses on the history of the Jewish community, which once formed a significant part of the city's population.
Open hours: Tuesday and Thursday to Sunday - 10:00 to 17:00; Wednesday - 10:00 to 20:00
Postal Museum (Museumsstiftung Post und Telekommunikation)
Address: Philipp-Reis-Strasse 4, 63150, Heusenstamm, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, DE
If you have an interest in either philately or telecommunications, you will find a visit to Frankfurt's Postal Museum a worthy one. Classic stamps from the early days of the German postal service are on display here, as well as a large collection of other artefacts relating to the history of both the postal and telecommunications service in Germany.
Open hours: Tuesday to Friday - 09:00 to 18:00; weekends and holidays - 11:00 to 19:00
Admission: no charge