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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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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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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Only one floor was open

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2014
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Frankfurt, Germany
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Milano
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231 reviews 231 reviews
85 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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13 reviews 13 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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London
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602 reviews 602 reviews
408 attraction reviews
483 helpful votes 483 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

I went to this museum thinking that it was a history of German architecture but found out that in fact it was an exhibition of architectural models.Had i known that i would not have bothered to pay 7 euros for the entrance fee.There were narratives in english.however i found much of the description couched in a manner that would only... More 

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Sacramento, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
51 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

Though the museum has 4 or 5 floors, I left with a feeling that I missed something big, nothing really stood out. It's a good waste of time on a rainy day, but otherwise boring. If you are in the field of Architecture, you'll most certainly enjoy it more than I have.

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