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German Architecture Museum

Neighborhood: Sachsenhausen-Nord
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Address: Schaumainkai 43, 60596 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
Phone Number: 69 21238844
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
Description: One of the world's leading museums for building design and architecture.

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I approach most places with an open mind. This museum was not bad it just failed to tell me a coherent story. Ground floor was a exhibition on Frankfurt's tall building, first a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I approach most places with an open mind. This museum was not bad it just failed to tell me a coherent story. Ground floor was a exhibition on Frankfurt's tall building, first a very short history or architecture and 2nd on the prize winning buildings of the year. Just did not light my fire.

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Rognan, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

When I and my family visited the German Architecture Museum, there was an exhibition about postmodernism on 1st to 3rd floor. I think that there was too much texts and too little pictures and models. Actually I think I could have learnt more from a book. I was quite bored until I entered 4th floor where a about 20 beautiful... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This museum is one to give a miss. Especially at nine euros, In London Crossrail put on similar exhibitions about their architecture and usually they throw in some archaeology to liven it up. And then they charge a bit round zero for visitors. This exhibition would benefit from being free, as it would be a lot busier and it would... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The exhibition was small for being a national museum. Staff was not friendly (some of them even aggressive) in the exhibition halls. I think it does not worth the time to visit this place. The museum covers only a small fraction of German architecture, and one floor only contains info about Frankfurt urban planning. Nothing special.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

4.50 Euros (9 Euros if you don't have the Frankfurt Card) buys you entrance to a rather dull museum with weird exhibits that has nothing to do with architecture. The museum is rather small and part of it (on the top floor) is actually of another building - an old building. We were there on July and the old building... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The Museum, is nice and easy to visit. Very active in organizing exhibitions. The food at the cafeteria is great!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We did not plan to visit this museum but while walking to the “Museum for Communication” we were attracted by poste showing LEGO Exhibition. So we bought tickets and entered. There were some good items but the majority of the museums are normal stuff and do not worth visiting except if is your specialty area. We also realized that we... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I actually just asked about parking out the front & unfortunately the lady behind the desk was so rude that we chose to cancel our visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

First and foremost, this museum doesn't worth 9 euro. The exhibitions are poor and not interesting. Luckily I paid half price thanks to my student card. The temporary exhibition sounds very interesting on paper and it was about postmodern architecture. It was hard to understand the narrative of this exhibition, you can't learn anything about postmodern architecture and everything seems... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

As said, I enjoyed seeing this part of the museum, which presents 10 models of buildings from pre-history to the Commerzbank building. Apart from this, I would only recommend to people deeply interested in Architecture or modern art. And nothing is written in english. If you are going to more museums, ask for a special ticket, which gives you access... More 

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Additional Information about German Architecture Museum

Address: Schaumainkai 43, 60596 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
Phone Number: 69 21238844
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Hesse  >  Frankfurt>  > Sachsenhausen-Nord
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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