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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 #14 of 132 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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Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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76 reviews 76 reviews
16 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Really enjoyed this museum - just the right blend of info and things to do. Also not too big so you don't feel exhausted if this is one of several in a day's sightseeing. Great for kids who like cinema and where it came from. Particularly enjoyed the actual Alien suit from the film.

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Dublin, Ireland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
40 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We went to see 12 Angry Men at the cinema - we saw some of the exhibits but didn't visit the main body of the museum. I can say we found the cinema to be really comfortable and very reasonable. The coffee shop was well stocked and staffed and the gift shop has gifts for film lovers of all ages.... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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201 reviews 201 reviews
193 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Interesting museum with quite a lot of interactive stuff that you can touch, spin, use, etc. Additional exposition was not as interesting as the main one.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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