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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
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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Highly Recommended for Kids and Movie Buffs

Great museum showcasing photography and filmmaking. Lots of hands on activities for kids and adults alike!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Chestnut Ridge, New York
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Chestnut Ridge, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great museum showcasing photography and filmmaking. Lots of hands on activities for kids and adults alike!

Thank mac_and_mini
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was not expecting to find this place, nor was I expecting to find so much film history inside! There are some amazing relics from before the days of celluloid (flick books, zoetropes, 3D dioramas) and techniques used in early film-making, and exhibits about modern day methods (lighting, editing). There were also props from famous films, to name a few:... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can go there alone of I feel like having an old movie on a rainy day. The movie Theater itself is cosy. The program is changing and have guests speaking etc.

Thank SaraNeuman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not many people would imagine that Frankfurt would have an interesting museum about films. But in fact they do! Really interesting for people who enjoy the industry or just like films in general! Worth a visit!

Thank Elisa F
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This was a very interesting museum that gave a glimpse into the many views of putting a film together, from editting, script writing, filming. You can spend a couple of hours here.

Thank LMK101
Nova Scotia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Super interactive. Play on a green screen, edit a movie, watch 4 screens sometimes playing different movie clips simultaneously (It was a lot of similar sounds) or different views of one scene. Watch some of the oldest videos recorded. I take pictures of everything on vacation, and I was so enthralled with this place I forgot to take photos for... More 

Thank JoanKeller
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

I had a lot of boring un-engaging film lectures in my collage, and this museum was better than all of the lectures combined!! You can learn about both methodology and content of film, and the examples used are also very well-known or well-made movies. There is a Aardman exhibition going on!! (The company of animation Wallace and Gromit)

Thank Hyo Myeong P
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

t was a wonderful Museum Night this weekend in Frankfurt! So romantic to visit a museum at night :-) but there was no live dinosaur as in the famous comedy :-) The Film museum was the most interesting. The building of this museum is located on the river side thus you can combine the visit with a romantic promenade along... More 

Thank Natasha_Taina
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Situated in the Museumsufer district of Frankfurt, the Film Museum offers visitors a potted history of cinema on two floors. With many artefacts from the beginnings of cinema, right up to a multi-screen presentation of classic film moments, this is a compact and relatively well laid out museum. I was looking out for an area which had full-scale reproductions of... More 

Thank Alistair K
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The displays are interesting but the History of GERMAN FILM is missing. I like the hands on exhibits - editing a sequence etc...but these are for the most part dominated by throngs of children. Museum staff should be regulating the amount of time one person spends on these exhibits so others can have a go. One staffer on the first... More 

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