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German Architecture Museum

Schaumainkai 43, 60596 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany (Sachsenhausen-Nord)
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Ranked #56 of 129 attractions in Frankfurt
Type: Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: One of the world's leading museums for building design and architecture.
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

DAM is a place to visit if you are in Frankfurt. The quality of their exhibitions are mostly the reason why we come once year. And the actual "playboy architecture" is really one of "not to miss"

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Frankfurt, Germany
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

.. than 'DAM' is a must-do. Exhibitions are well planned and presented with greatest care. While the museum itself is rather small its content tends to kaleidoscopic expansion. Therefore bringing time is usually rewarded.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

There was only one floor of the museum open when I visited. The part that I saw was interesting, particularly how they designed a couple of the skyscrapers in Frankfurt.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

the museum is small and starts a little underwhelmingly but increases in interest as you move through it. The first two floors were given over to an exhibition on franco-german architecture in the 19th and 20th century, which was quite dry. It was however well set out and very informative for me (someone who knows little or nothing about the... More

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Cairo, Egypt
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Very cool location on the river bank and on the same cultural strip as a lot of other museums, so it's all very accessible and encouraging once you're there. The setup is okay, a bit expected and repeated and the exhibited work at the time of my visit was not very impressive, but generally, it's a decent place and the... More

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Hofheim am Taunus, Germany
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Nice but small museum. What is attractive is that there are 4 or 5 more museums on this "Museumufer" (Main-river bank). And also it is nice to walk near the Main-river.

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Top Contributor
214 reviews 214 reviews
82 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

I'm not an architecture expert but I found very interesting this visit. The exhibition develops on 4 levels; gound floor is dedicated to sustainable and livable buildings. The projects and the pIctures are very clear and understandable. Also very interesting the UNESCO floor, whe you can find a selection of very well illustrated places in Germany making part of the... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Following the complete renovation of the building, the location itself is worth seeing. Changing exhibits are interesting and the main collection includes some great pieces.

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Delft, The Netherlands
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

The museum has a collection of interesting models on multiple floors. And really, that's it, there doesn't seem to be a very clear cohesion between the different models and expositions. It could've been so much better!

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Singapore, Singapore
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

the top floor is the best of this small museum as it has some of the significant buildings in frankfurt in amongst some fairly average models. The problem is one of visibility - hard to see all aspects of the models as there are no mirrors behind the clever dioramas and if you get too close to peer into some... More

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