Museum für Angewandte Kunst

Frankfurt classics

City Guide Frankfurt: Museum für Moderne Kunst
Blick in die Ostasiensammlung (Courtesy Museum für Angewandte Kunst)


The 65,000 items in the collection of the museum, founded in 1986, are displayed in a very modern way.

The snow-white museum houses one of the country’s leading collections of applied art. It was designed in 1986 by Richard Meier for the collection, which was founded back in 1877. Clearly structured halls, purist interior, and much ambient daylight emphasize the quality of the 65,000 exhibits from the Middle Ages to the present. The modern presentation of arts & crafts from Europe, Asia and the Orient is highly gratifying to behold. Refined Biedermeier chairs stand on low plinths, Art Nouveau vases glitter behind glass, Baroque tapestries hang glorious on the walls. There are marvelous ceramics from China and woodcuts from Japan. Not to mention the fact that the displays are rounded out by current exhibitions on furniture and product design.

Museum für Angewandte Kunst

Adress: Schaumainkai 17, Frankfurt, opening hours: Tues. and Thurs. – Sun. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wed. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; please check the museum’s Website for opening hours on holidays.

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