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German Film Museum (Deutsches Filmmuseum)

Schaumainkai 41, 60596 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany (Sachsenhausen-Nord)
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Ranked #10 of 115 Attractions in Frankfurt
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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