Deutsches Architekturmuseum (German Architecture Museum), Frankfurt

Deutsches Architekturmuseum (German Architecture Museum), Frankfurt

Opened in 1984, the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) focuses on building and layout technology. It is located on the banks of the River Main and forms part of the 'Museumsufer'. Structurally speaking, however, the DAM forms part of a completely gutted 18th-century villa. Oswald Mathias Unger, a leading Cologne-based German architect, planned a series of elemental platonic structures within the gutted shell, thus giving the building a unique design.

The museum has over 180,000 architectural drawings and 600 architectural models including classic designs by architects such as Erich Mendelsohn, Mies van der Rohe, and Frank O’Gehry. Furthermore, it has its own permanent exhibition of treasures and visitors can view the history of architecture from the prehistoric hut to the skyscraper. It is also an exhibition hall for temporary programs showcasing German and international exhibits relating to contemporary architecture, architectural history, and urban planning.

The DAM has a large library with over 25,000 architecture-related reference books and magazines. Programs for children and young people are held, including workshops and guided tours for visitors – the latter available on weekends.

Why You Should Visit:
Informative and well lit, with all info screens in German & English.
What you think of it will depend on the (rotating) exhibit at the time.
If you have a museum pass, this is certainly worth checking out.

Tip:
If you have kids, it is worth taking them to the LEGO construction site (if available).

Opening Hours:
Tue, Thu-Sun: 10am–6pm; Wed: 10am–8pm
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Sight Name: Deutsches Architekturmuseum (German Architecture Museum)
Sight Location: Frankfurt, Germany (See walking tours in Frankfurt)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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