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German Film Museum (Deutsches Filmmuseum)

Schaumainkai 41, 60596 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany (Sachsenhausen-Nord)
49 69 96 12 20 0
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Ranked #9 of 128 attractions in Frankfurt
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: A museum dedicated to film history and technology. The museum also hosts film screenings.
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The film museum deserves to be one of the highly rated attractions in Frankfurt, although it is small enough to be seen in two hours or so. The first floor is devoted to the machinery of moving pictures. I did not find the exhibits particularly exciting, although I saw children having a good time operating the hands-on exhibits. However, this... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Came here on a Friday afternoon, it mostly focuses on American Film which is great for tourists. The staff is quite helpful but speaks a limited amount of English. The museum is a bit dark and a bit on the small side.

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Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This museum could be much better. In fact I know it was much better when it devoted space to German Cinema. Now there is a push button floor for kids, the usual film museum stuff - early versions of cinema etc. Then there's an incredible jump on the next floor to Alien and Hollywood. The museum is dominated by installations... More

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New York CIty
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The museum is small but has a very interesting collection of movie-making artifacts. Third floor has nice interactive installations and memorabilia. It takes about 2-3 hours to see it through. If your time is limited, skip it. Unless you're a fan of the movie industry.

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Mainz, Germany
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We've attended the Oscar night for the past two years, and we really love it. Great atmosphere. Great exhibitions. Great entertainment - and a nice breakfast in the morning!

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Treviso, Italy
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95 reviews 95 reviews
11 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The museum is structured on different floor with different thematic area, it's insteresting to see the beginning of the image projection up to the actual technic and youc an also be part of it...

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Very well organized with lots of curious things. The green wall exhibition is very funny, but also the room were they show continuously very old mute movies. Also nice cafeteria and store.

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Ghent, Belgium
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Beautiful architecture (entry, accomodation and showrooms). Many memories of cinema, actors etc..ua Fassbinder. and Art exposition. Good presentation

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Doha, Qatar
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

A very nice collection of artefacts, memorabilia and information. There were plenty of examples of early filmic devices which could be interacted with in a fun way by people of all ages. Everything was in both German and English. For anyone with an interest in film, this is well worth a visit.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Excellent historical trip from early the ages of photography right through to modern cinema. Interactive to make the visit so much more than a historical lecture.

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