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German Film Museum (Deutsches Filmmuseum)

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Neighborhood: Sachsenhausen-Nord
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Address: Schaumainkai 41, 60596 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
Phone Number: 49 69 96 12 20 0
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: A museum dedicated to film history and technology. The museum also hosts...
A museum dedicated to film history and technology. The museum also hosts film screenings.
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Fun, educational and fascinating museum--must for film lovers!

This museum is a must for film lovers. It takes a look at the history of film as well as behind the scenes to show how filming is done. There are a number of hands-on exhibits... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Ithaca, NY
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Ithaca, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This museum is a must for film lovers. It takes a look at the history of film as well as behind the scenes to show how filming is done. There are a number of hands-on exhibits that demonstrate the processes film makers have utilized over the course of moving picture evolution. Among these are many clips of movies that you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I loved this museum! Their permanent exhibition was just fantastic (all in English as well as German), and it was fascinating to learn the beginnings and then techniques of the modern movies we are so familiar with but you realise there's so much you don't think about when you watch them. The temporary exhibition about old theatres was also incredible,... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My husband and I purchased full tickets to this museum, including the temporary exhibition. It was a very interesting experience but for the size of the museum and the fact that we weren't allowed to take pictures in the temp. exhibition room (which apparently is what you pay most of your ticket for), I think 10 euro per person is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Very interesting museum where You can, not only watch and read about films but also learn new things in interactive way. Starting from the history about pictures until the acting and sound in the movies.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

that was fantastic, I loved their permanent exhibition that really gave me as they offer, an intensive engagement with their past, present and futures through their moving images, movies and history. The in-house cinema was also impressive and enjoyed watching a classic movie.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The permanent exhibition is fantastic. As someone who loves watching movies, it was extremely interesting to see how film-making develops as an art. You'll complete the tour with a better understanding of how film-making is quite a complex process and that will make you appreciate the different techniques used by directors/producers. Not to be missed! The visit to the museum... More 

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Slough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Really interesting all the exhibits were in both German and English, very interactive and a lot to see and do. Highly recommended for all ages

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This museum located among the various museums lined along the river and close to the street where most restaurants aggregated. The first to second floor exhibited the evolution of film, from the entertainment of nobles to the public, as well as the technological development. Upper floors exhibited costumes, plots or themes from the well-known classics (e.g. Alien) and some interesting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised that this museum was perfectly bilingual, besides, it was so interesting, that I accidentally spent there more time than planned. It all started with the cinema history, then continued with some interactive activities, like seeing how music influences the cinema or trying out the green screen and ended with a temporary exhibition about contemporary german cinema.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is more a museum of film-making than of movies, ie, the focus is on the development and display of the technologies of filmmaking over the last 100+ Yrs. I found it fascinating to see the old cameras projectors and sound equipment, and to learn a bit about the history and development of these processes. People with a primary interest... More 

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