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German Film Museum (Deutsches Filmmuseum)

Address: Schaumainkai 41, 60596 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany (Sachsenhausen-Nord)
Phone Number: 49 69 96 12 20 0
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Ranked #7 of 119 Attractions in Frankfurt
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A museum dedicated to film history and technology. The museum also hosts film screenings.
Attraction details
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: A museum dedicated to film history and technology. The museum also hosts film screenings.

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Quito
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108 reviews 108 reviews
30 attraction reviews
3,115 helpful votes 3,115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

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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Singapore, null, Singapore
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Denver
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12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is almost too interesting!! Be prepared to spend several hours in Deutsches Filmmuseum. Time was far too short in my case. Leaving half way through was nearly impossible.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I guess I expected more from this museum. The first section is the history of the capturing images with light, images, and the evolution to moving pictures, sound, etc. There are some displays of costumes, special effect makeup, sound editing, green screen, autographs. It was a place to entertain myself for about an hour.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This museum was a fantastic introduction to Cinema history, from the introduction of moving images and the primitive mode of representation to the latest blockbusters. The green screen and interactive editing and sound editing computers worked first time and quickly. The 4 screen Cinema narrative display was compelling to watch and showed me how many movies I've watched and how... More 

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Smithtown, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I found the museum to be somewhat small and focused on some of the historical elements (pre-film). I was expecting more of a focus on German film making, but the exhibits seemed to be based on US which was a bit disappointing. I would not go out of my way to visit, but worth a short stop if you have... More 

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