The best museums in Frankfurt
If you’re a vulture for culture, Frankfurt’s impressive collections of fine art are not to be missed.
The Städel Museum is a great place to start, offering one of the most important art collections in all of Germany, with 700 years of art under a single roof. The gallery opened its collection to the public in 1817 and continues to entice visitors to Frankfurt with its diverse array of German, Dutch and Italian paintings from the Renaissance and the Baroque periods.
If you’re a natural history buff, take a trip down to the Senckenberg Natural History Museum and explore its exhibits of stuffed birds and fish from prehistoric times. If you’re more interested in the other sort of history, take a trip to the Historisches Museum, which recently installed a giant snow globe exhibit that displays eight different perspectives of the city.
The German Film Museum allows visitors to go behind the scenes and understand how films are made. Five permanent exhibits bring the history of film to life, from the development of early photography to the production of short films.