Explore the most impressive collection of art in Germany at the Städel Museum, Frankfurt
The German city of Frankfurt is a bustling metropolis of culture and history teamed with modern contemporary society and a busy destination for tourists. Drawing thousands of visitors each year, Frankfurt also plays host to the financial community as a major hub for world banks and institutions. No matter what your reason is for visiting the city, be sure to visit one of the most important and best museums in Germany – Städel Museum.
Things to experience at the Stadel museum
The gallery which is located near the banks of the River Main, contains a prominent, mainly European art collection dating from the Middle Ages to the present. The Städel contains over 2,700 paintings, 100,000 prints and drawings in addition to 600 sculptures. The museum has a broad and exceptional display of art, featuring European paintings from seven centuries.
More than 450,000 visitors pass through the museum's doors each year for people to enjoy browsing the displays. Located on the south bank of the River nestled amongst other museums, the museum has won international recognition over the years, more recently the German art critics association AICA awarded it with the title of ‘Museum of the Year 2012’.
Uncover the history of the Museum
Named after the banker and merchant Johann Friedrich Städel who also founded the venue, it was established as a civic foundation in 1815, which it remains as today. A new building for the museum was designed and constructed using the Grunderzeit style in 1878. Much excitement surrounded the German collections of Pan-European art by the start of the twentieth century.
With a rich historical past one of the most notable periods in the history of the museum was in 1937 when many of the museum’s paintings and prints were confiscated after being classified as degenerate art.
It displays the complete collections resulting from a survey of 700 years of European art dating as far back as the fourteenth century. Flairs of the Renaissance, early Modern art, the Baroque period and more are presented from artists such as Botticelli, Rembrandt, Monet, Picasso and more. Their works encompass thousands of pieces of art in an outstanding collection that would rival other world-leading museums.
Three floors make up the full collection - note that the largest assortment of prints and drawings is not on permanent display and occupies the first floor of the museum. Many events and exhibitions take place throughout the year – find out what’s on when you are in the city to add an extra experience to your visit. You can also arrange to view works on paper that are not on public display by appointment – refer to the official website if you wish to do this.
Nowadays, the Städel art museum has European paintings from seven centuries, beginning with the early 14th century, moving into the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
A modern museum
The modern age of digital and technology is becoming involved in the visitor experience at Stadel – a major digital expansion marking its 200-year anniversary was launched in 2015. Included in this is free Wi-Fi access to visitors, an exhibition ‘digitorial’, new app, audio guides and other educational online facilities.
This impressive collection of fine art is definitely worth a visit for museum lovers. Housed within a dominating building on the famous Frankfurt river, the Städel art museum is located just ten minutes from the main station next to a pedestrian bridge, Holbeinsteg.
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