Museums Frankfurt am Main

A relatively small number of historical monuments Frankfurt with more than compensates for a huge number of museums. They are located quite compactly on both shores of Main in Römer (Northern Beach) and Zacchenhausen (southern part of the city), so this area even got a name Museum Embankment (Museumsufer).

Museum Embankment

On the north side of the river is located Old Carmelitsky Monastery (KarmeLiterkloster) – closed in 1803, he served as a placement location for an excellent archaeological museum (Archaeologisches Museum, WWW.Archaeologisches-Museum.Frankfurt.DE), proud of the finds of both the neighborhoods of the city and the collection of classical antiquities from the territory of Greece, Rome and the Middle East. From the east to it, the complex is adjacent Historical Museum (Institut Fur Stadtgeschichte) who has grown out from the collection of urban archives. In its composition, except for the beautiful thematic collection, also enters Saalhof – The oldest building of Altstadt, dated XX century. In the Middle Ages, it was used as an exhibition hall of the famous trade fair, but during the Second World War it was partially destroyed and after the reconstruction is used for the needs of the museum.

  • Old Carmelitsky Monastery
  • Entrance to the new building of the Archaeological Museum
  • Exhibits of the Archaeological Museum
Museums Frankfurt am Main

Also on the territory of this fairly extensive once monastery can be visited Theater Kabarett Die Schmiere, occupying former basements by Seckbächer Gasse, Latestone Church of Carmelitov (Karmeliterkirche, XVI in.), the unique altar from which is now kept in the historical museum, as well as see the largest religious fresco to the north of the Alps, the 40 plots of which were written in 1515-1520 by Jorg Ratgebom (the area of ​​this unique work is about 540 kV. meters, plus another 140 kV. meters with the history of the Order in the monastery refectory). From May to October once a month on Sundays (at 17:00) in the refectory medieval monastery there are excellent concerts of old music – Klosterkonzerte. Entrance to museums are free, they are closed only on Monday.

Just a couple of steps east of the former monastery complex, right on the Mainkai embankment, there is a beautiful Catholic Church of St. Leonard (Die Leonhardskirche, Hauptheiligen Auch Sankt Leonhard), built as a Romanesque Basilica in 1219, and in the XVI century rebuilt in the Gothic style. In an amazing way, she practically did not suffer from bombing of the Second World and is currently being "branch" Frankfurt Cathedral.

  • Kabarett Die Schmiere
  • Church of St. Leonard
  • Interior Die Leonhardskirche

Just a couple of quarters north of the archaeological museum House Museum Goethe (Goethehaus und Goethemuseum, www.Goethehaus-Frankfurt.DE). Mansion on Grosser Hirschgraben 23-25, in which in 1749 the most famous poet of Germany was born, still possesses many original details of the interior (the house was also destroyed by bombing literally to the basements, but the scrupulously restored in every detail), including life objects belonging to the Goethe family. Here you can see the poet manuscript – it was here that the initial version was written here "Faust", Works of art inspired by the masters (he was also a painter lover), as well as various works related to his literary contemporaries.

In a place where the southern tip of Gallusanlage Park and Nice Park on the Embankment is located, there is a former Palace Rothschilds (Rothschild Palais) in which it is now located Jewish Museum Frankfurt (Jüdische Museum Der Stadt Frankfurt Am Main, WWW.juedischeshsmuseum.DE), illuminating the history of this community from XIV to XX century. To the Holocaust Jewish Community of Frankfurt was the second largest in Germany. The collection contains a library of more than 5000 volumes, an extensive collection of photos and documentation. I wonder what Old Jewish cemetery (Alter Judischer Friedhof) is located at the opposite end of the historic center, Eastern Borneplatz Square. Also heavily affected during the years of Nazism, it can still provide a tortuous tourist a lot of interesting things about the life of the city in the XIII-XIX centuries.

  • House Museum Goethe
  • Jewish Museum, the former Rothschild Palace
  • The tombstone of Ambrella Mayer Rothschild (1744-1812) on the old Jewish cemetery of Frankfurt

The North Shore is already mentioned Modern Art Museum (Museum Fur Moderne Kunst) and a whole constellation of all kinds of exhibition sites around it, the richest Historical Museum (Historisches Museum) in the former Saalhof Palace and five more historical buildings closed from the South Römer Square, the Museum of the Writer and Psychiatrist Henry Gofman – Struwwelpeter Museum (It was he who in 1844 he wrote the most famous didactic children’s book with pictures later "Stodvelpeter", that is "Svarya Peter"), Museum of caricature and comic art (Caricatura Museum Fur Komische Kunst; WECKMARKT, 17), Museum of Cathedral (Dommuseum Frankfurt; Domplatz, 14), and also located quite far from the historic core of the city, in the Bockenheim area, large complex Museum of Natural Science Zenkenberg Naturkundemuseum Senckenberg, WWW.SENCKENBERG.DE) – one of the best assemblies of this kind in Europe and the second largest collection in Germany, whose legal pride is the only diplodok skeleton on the continent.

Just two quarters north Museum of Natural Science Starts extensive (22 hectares) Green zone, which includes Palm garden With two lakes (southwestern), Botanical Garden of Frankfurt University named after Johanna Wolfgang Götte (Bio-Campus Westend) and Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten, central part of the complex) and Park Gruneburg (GrüneburgPark) in the East. This luxurious group of tropical and subtropical greenhouses (Area 9000 sq. m), specialized greenhouses for medicinal plants (New Senckenberg Medicinal Plant Garden, area of ​​1200 kV. m) and forest strokes, better known as Palmengarten Und Botanischer Garten, Contains a wide variety of Flora representatives from around the world, including cacti, orchids and palm trees. On the park itself you can move on a miniature train, and on the ponds – renting a rowing boat. In the summer in the outer palm garden pavilion and at small sites along numerous tracks are held all sorts of concerts and shows, as well as Festival of colors and lights (ROSEN UND LICHTERFEST) in June, Festival of autumn in September, Orchid festival In October, as well as beautiful gardening exhibitions. Palmengarten is the biggest botanical garden in Germany and the biggest green frankfurt zone.

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