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Historisches Museum (Historical Museum), Frankfurt

Historisches Museum (Historical Museum), Frankfurt (must see)

Historisches Museum Frankfurt (HMF) portrays the momentous events that shaped the city from the early medieval times to the present. It has several valuable permanent treasures and exhibits and plays host to themed temporary history-related exhibitions.

The HMF is housed in a 12th-century Romanesque Palace called the Salhoff. The museum complex covers five historical buildings and a modern structure. Visitors are greeted by a portrait of Charlemagne placed at the front. Permanent exhibits are arranged in chronological order taking visitors through the early medieval times when Frankfurt was a city-state, the late middle ages, the 16th to the 18th centuries, the 19th century and the city between 1866 to 2001.

Treasures at the museum include the St. Anne altarpiece from a Carmelite church, the Heller altarpiece by Albrecht Durer from a Dominican cloister and a sculpture depicting the reconciliation of Emperor Otto I with his brother Heinrich by Alfred Rathel. Major attractions at the museum are three scale models of the city made by the Treuner brothers, one showing medieval Frankfurt, the other showing the city after the 1944 bombardment, and a third modern postwar model of Frankfurt.

The Historisches Museum also has an interactive space for children, a large collection of porcelain and a unique museum dedicated to comic books.

Why You Should Visit:
All exhibits have descriptions in German & English and the interactive digital info is state of the art.
Sharp new connecting buildings link are a joy to be in; naturally, there is an awesome cafe with both inside & outside seating.
The museum marries old and new in its build and proves Frankfurt's importance as an international cultural hub.

Tip:
Allow plenty of time if you're a first-time visitor, as the layout of the place can sometimes get confusing.

Opening Hours:
Tue, Thu, Fri: 10am-6pm; Wed: 10am-9pm; Sat, Sun: 11am-7pm
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Sight Name: Historisches Museum (Historical Museum)
Sight Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Create Your Own Walk in Frankfurt

Create Your Own Walk in Frankfurt

Creating your own self-guided walk in Frankfurt is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Shopping Streets

Shopping Streets

Frankfurt is an amazing shopping destination, it will impress any and all of its guests with its countless exquisite shops, shopping centers and shopping streets, selling just about anything. Take a walk with us today down Frankfurt's most famed shopping streets.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Historical Churches Walking Tour

Historical Churches Walking Tour

Frankfurt is home to a wide range of religious sites and places of worship. Religious or not, everyone is likely to be impressed by the huge cathedrals, small chapels and humble cloisters this city offers. We invite you to take this self guided walking tour of Frankfurt's downtown and visit some of the most formidable churches in town.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
Museum Embankment Walk

Museum Embankment Walk

Frankfurt is a city rich in both history and museums which celebrate it. The embankment to the south of the Main River is actually called Museumsufer or Museum Embankment because of the large concentration of museums. You will find both permanent and temporary exhibitions, but regardless of where you visit, few rarely regret the time spent inside a museum or two in Frankfurt.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
Old Town Walking Tour

Old Town Walking Tour

Frankfurt’s downtown, which is also the city's “Old Town”, is an ideal area to discover on foot. Though it was partially destroyed during World War II, it was nearly fully reconstructed in the years since, saving many of the original buildings. After you visit Old Town Frankfurt, you will walk away with a new appreciation of old churches, museums, squares, and shops.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles

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