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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 - 8:00 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

A museum dedicated to film history and technology. The museum also...

A museum dedicated to film history and technology. The museum also hosts film screenings.

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great museum

been a few times, both the exhibitions and general history contents are interesting for young and old, good costumes and local history too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Atyrau, Kazakhstan

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Atyrau, Kazakhstan
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

been a few times, both the exhibitions and general history contents are interesting for young and old, good costumes and local history too.

Thank bill499
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited only Film And Games and I was dissapointed. For 6e how much students ticket costs you can see some old video games and movies, and maybe play a little some old one ones, like street fighter 2, star wars lego, and thats all. This is a very small exhibition.

Thank Adnan H
Berlin, Germany
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377 reviews
163 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Located on the main street of Frankfurt and on the side of the river makes this place is a must visit for film lovers. Here we can learn the German history of Cinema. The cafe is nice on the corner with some salads and cold/hot drink from cola to coffees. One thing we should not forget also is the museum... More 

Thank faozanrizal
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41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

An interesting museum with a fair amount of interactive activities but not a lot in English. As someone who speaks very little German I felt that I missed out on a lot.

Thank Cocopop25
Sao Paulo, SP
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Small museum, it show the extend of the cultural impact of the cinema, as art form and industry, but it does not focus on the political and social strength of this art. Also it mainly shows american movies, I was expecting to see more about german directors like Fritz Lang, Werner Herzog, F.W. Murnau, Leni Riefenstahl and Wim Wenders.

Thank farm1974
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

The magic of movies is so fascinating for old and young alike. Here you can see a real life size Oscar award and the whole place is interactive where you can turn handles or spin wheels or look through eyepieces to see the wonderful effects. There is a space for you to superimpose yourself into a movie and it is... More 

2 Thank Beryl R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I love the magic behind movies so this place was fun for me. I especially enjoyed the pieces that showed the evolution of visual illusions and film. The pieces are beautifully displayed and laid out to allow for a good flow.

Thank RunawayCoco
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This museum was well worth a visit. Lots of it is in English and there are lots of interactive exhibits to entertain. It's not expensive either.

2 Thank nicola s
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great place to visit - especially if you have children (or are still one yourself!) - very interactive where you are able to enter into sets and be 'filmed'; excellent artefacts from pre-filmaking era; details of film props; costumes; 4 levels of involvement - Great if you have the Museums Ufer ticket that gives free entry into 34 museums over... More 

1 Thank MargaretS153
Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Compact but informative journey through the history of German and international film. Great exhibition of photos of ruined N.American movie theaters. Recommended...

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