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German Film Museum (Deutsches Filmmuseum)

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Address: Schaumainkai 41, 60596 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
Phone Number: +49 69 9612200
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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
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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
António A
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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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 

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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.

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Thank Hila D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

The Film Museum has three floors. Two of them are occupied with the permanent/long term exibition, the third one is dedicated to the changing/guest exibition. We were so lucky to visit the Frankfurt during the exibition of the Aardman studios, best known for their Shaun the Sheep stop-motion character. We were even luckier to enter the museum just minutes before... More 

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Thank GreenKona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

I was not sure about what I will disco ver over there and I had some good surprises. Main one was the ´perspective theatres ' and it gives me the desire to create some things :) There is many things to manipulate ourselves to test mainly the optical illusions. The little souvenirs shop is also fullfilled of interesting items. Me... More 

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Thank Raphael C
Arles-sur-Tech, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Cinema museums can disappoint, especially for an English-speaker in a non-anglophone country like Germany. The labeling can be so difficult. But in the Deutsches Film Museum, the English-language labelling is virtually perfect. Wonderfully clear, with explanations in simple language but not dumbed-down. Also, for this elderly party, in a typeface that was easily legible. Wonderful interactive displays, again in both... More 

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Thank opera_fanatic47
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

I loved this place! There was so much to see and do, we spent many hours there. The history of motion pictures was really interesting and it was a great opportunity to see the early cinema shorts on a big screen. My favourite part however, was the montage of different excerpts from films patched together on four big screens to... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Do not miss this really interesting and well layed out museum. They have an excellent display to explain how film began and it follows with information on sound and editing and how they play their part in film production.

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Thank Schmidtbuster
Ascot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Set on the Frankfurt south bank of Museums, this is very Tardis-like as it small on the outside but big on the inside. full of exhibits and information about the life of film!

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Thank Richard P
Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

With its permanent collection of cinema memorabilia and the temporary exhibitions changing frequently, this museum is a must-have-seen stop on your Frankfurt trip, especially having children with you - they can feel, touch, view and discover endlessly and will have a blast.

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