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German Architecture Museum

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Address: Schaumainkai 43, 60596 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
Phone Number: 69 21238844
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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
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One of the world's leading museums for building design and architecture.

One of the world's leading museums for building design and architecture.

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3 floors and all completely different takes on architecture! The communal living display was really inspiring and thought provoking. I loved the walk through time..Stone Age to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

regardless if you are a fan of architecture. it tells stories which are interesting for everybody. and if you love architecture it is a must!!! sometimes they have social exhibitions...also very interesting.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

This museum has nothing special whatsoever except the fact that a house is built inside the museum itself...

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

There are 4 floors, 3 of which are reserved for exhibitions, 1 is for the permanent collection. One needs to study architecture to be even remotely interested in those exhibitions, and the permanent collection is for the for amusement of school children, or people who have the attention span of those kind of visitors...

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

German architectural history is very rich, but don't think you find a lot of it in this museum. It is small, and I suspect also their budget is small since the exhibitions are very basic and really not worth spending any money for.

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Thank sosthen
Truro, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

3 floors and all completely different takes on architecture! The communal living display was really inspiring and thought provoking. I loved the walk through time..Stone Age to modern day human settlement.

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Thank lmaccers
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

I work in the architecture field, so I found the exhibitions and models interesting and worth a look. That being said, I have a hard time believing that everyone would find it interesting, especially children. The collection is relatively small (1 permanent exhibition of architectural models on level 1, rotating exhibitions on the other floors), but as I said, worth... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

It's locating on the Main river in an historical building. Three floors of Architecture displays. Ground floor is for the famous Architecture buildings in Germany, China, France, and more. Here you can find all the study models for amazing and iconic buildings all over the world. It's showing the development of the idea step by step until doing the final... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I approach most places with an open mind. This museum was not bad it just failed to tell me a coherent story. Ground floor was a exhibition on Frankfurt's tall building, first a very short history or architecture and 2nd on the prize winning buildings of the year. Just did not light my fire.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

When I and my family visited the German Architecture Museum, there was an exhibition about postmodernism on 1st to 3rd floor. I think that there was too much texts and too little pictures and models. Actually I think I could have learnt more from a book. I was quite bored until I entered 4th floor where a about 20 beautiful... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This museum is one to give a miss. Especially at nine euros, In London Crossrail put on similar exhibitions about their architecture and usually they throw in some archaeology to liven it up. And then they charge a bit round zero for visitors. This exhibition would benefit from being free, as it would be a lot busier and it would... More 

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