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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 9612200
10:00 am - 6:00 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 hosts...

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

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Has a museum of the history of film on one level, and film production on the second. The exhibits were fascinating, especially the old pre-film methods of moving images. Also has... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Has a museum of the history of film on one level, and film production on the second. The exhibits were fascinating, especially the old pre-film methods of moving images. Also has a couple of cinemas for specialist films. Worth a visit for the film lovers.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum building looks promising externally, but proved to be quite pretentious internally, and I think they know this from the €7 they charge. You are required to leave any bags in a refundable €1 or €2 coined locker. Children may perhaps find it somewhat enjoyable. They may take pictures of themselves to merge with notable movie scenes or use... More 

Thank Seth H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You'd only be visiting this place if you were interested in film otherwise I doubt you'd be reading this review. In the past they have hosted the travelling Kubrick exhibition and there are Kubrick books that you can only buy there. In English and German. A lot to see for the camera enthusiast too.

Thank Ian T
Brno, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Went there for 2 hours. It was interesting. You can see how the first movies started. The admission is 7 euros.

Thank Mixalis I
Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

Quite expensive as we only went to see the Aardman exhibition. Spacious interior. Great Aardman show. Loved it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

I really wanted to go to this museum and after a failed attempt (they are closed on Monday's), I made it. It was fantastic. I go the combo ticket to do the permanent and special exhibits. The first floor covers the history of picture projection to moving pictures in all its forms. They have lots of hands on exhibits and... More 

Thank jehenson81
Frankfurt, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

The film museum gives a nice view into the technique and history of movies/filming as well as cinematography. On - up to 3 - stories (the last one is for regularly changing exhibitions reserved) many hand-on exhibits invite the visitors to get in touch with the medium film. Interesting are the optical experiments, and there is also a huge pin-hole... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

Nice small film museum with an interesting collection of old kino devices, and several expositions that allow you to glimpse how movies are made. You can also check Giger's life size Alien. Overall a nice experience.

Thank António A
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Deutsches Filmmuseum is definitely worth the visit, and I was lucky enough to catch the Aardman Studios exhibition; reminiscing over seeing models of Morph and examining sketch/scrapbooks was quite special. However, the most famous creation is obviously Wallace & Gromit, and great to see a collection of props, storyboards, and sketches from Wallace & Gromit, but also Chicken Run. Such... More 

Thank McrPhil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

We had a lot of fun at the museum. The exhibitions were interesting and interactive, and the Ardman exhibiyion was awesome. Recommended for adults and for kids.

Thank Hila D

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