City Guide


Germanys financial center is rich in art, too

Back in the 19th century, committed burghers founded the Städel, the Kunstverein and the Museum für angewandte Kunst. At the end of the 20th century, the banking city was again fostering the arts specifically contemporary art. Museum für moderne Kunst, Schirn and Portikus all opened their doors downtown. And on the banks of the Main river an art mile arose. The art scene in the city remains vibrant and is repeatedly driven by interaction with the successful Städel Academy.

Frankfurt classics - Städel

The flagship of the Frankfurt museum world: The collection covers European art from the Middle Ages to the Modern age. A new wing will be providing much space, and will be dedicated to contemporary art and photography < more >

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Frankfurt classics - Museum für moderne Kunst (MMK)

International contemporary art: A collection of modern art from the 1960s onwards is on show in the downtown museum < more >

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Frankfurt classics - Schirn-Kunsthalle

Impressive exhibition program: The panoramic exhibitions in the gallery, which opened in 1986, often focus on unusual topics and arise in collaboration with other famous institutions < more >

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Frankfurt classics - Museum für Angewandte Kunst

A prime address for applied art: The 65,000 exhibits in the collection range from the Middle Ages to the present and are displayed in modern, clearly structured rooms < more >

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Inside tip Frankfurt - Kunstverein

New discoveries: Frankfurt’s Kunstverein sets the trend and presents thematic exhibitions and solo shows by new artists across several floors < more >

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Inside tip Frankfurt - Portikus

Up-and-coming international artists: When Kasper König was appointed Director of the Städel Academy in 1987 once condition he made was that there be an exhibition gallery < more >

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Inside tip Frankfurt - Basis

Young positions: One focus of the program is media art. Alongside exhibitions, there are lectures and film shows < more >

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Das Städel (1), Museum für Moderne Kunst (2), Schirn-Kunsthalle (3), Museum für angewandte Kunst (4), Kunstverein (5), Portikus (6), Basis (7)