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German Film Museum (Deutsches Filmmuseum)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we had a wonderful time. Nice guide and very friendly service
we will definitely recommend it to our friends

Thank Nelly T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First floor is a standard history of film production, dating back to the very beginnings of moving images. Second floor is filled with modern film clips, interactive screens. Just generally a lot of fun. Excellent coffee in the cafe!

Thank americansr2015
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As one of several museums on the street, I had expected to drop into a couple of them in the time I had, but there was more than enough of interest here to keep me occupied for a good couple of hours. Spread over two floors, the exhibition was well laid out and clear, with all the text in English as well as German. It gave a thorough introduction to the development of photography and film, plus screenings of various film clips, a variety of archive materials by way of props etc and hands-on exhibits to help explore sound design and editing. There's a nice cafe for a coffee on the ground floor too. Highly recommended - especially with the Frankfurt Card which gives a discount (and covers travel in the city/to the airport).

Thank petejw79
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small but packed with relevant information concerning film and media. A very good representation of projectors and early machines. Worth an hour of your time. It's located close to four or five other museums.

Thank Traveler M
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

They go back to the beginning of the projection of images and creation of perspective and moving pictures with peep shows (not that kind), stereoscopes, flip books, etc up to photography and 'film'. There is a nice continuous running of movies from the beginning of motion pictures in the late 1800s. Amazing how they were doing special effects 120 years ago. Credit is given to Thomas Edison for creating the 35mm film format (he took 70mm from Kodak, cut it in half and added four sprocket slots per frame). Great place.

Thank cgny1fwd
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Walk through the history of how motion graphics was invented and equipment used. Film making process and editing process to showcase casts and emotions. Various types of old cameras and projectors displayed.

Thank Danlbh
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

What a fun place to touch, hear and feel the cinema industry. Lots of costumes and things to spin.
I enjoyed it all and wish I had more time for this place. Kids loved it too.
I think if you like film, this is a great place for a visit

Thank ceedaworld1
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Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

Two floors are available to wander about and see the various progression of the film industry. They have lots of "hands-on " activities to keep the museum interesting. There is also a Kino cinema area to watch old time clips. This is a very interesting museum.

Thank Larry W
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Reviewed September 15, 2018

Through the 2 floors of the permanent exhibition, you can travel along the history of the cinema. The tools used from the beginning and the ones used today are displayed as well as some real clothes and mascaras used in movies. I didn't see references of cinema from oriental countries. Great for children but adults might find it not what they really expected. On the last floor, there are temporary exhibitions.

Thank patricia f
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

At the German Film Museum, I expected to learn a great deal about German cinema.
While the first floor, a basic but entertaining explanation of the technical development of fcinema was balanced among French, German, U.S. and other contributions, the second floor on how cinema works was something of a propaganda piece for mainstream post+WW II U.S. You would leave this museum thinking no one has ever thought of making a film in India or Iran or Egypt or Italy or Russia or Poland or France or Nigeria or Mexico or Japan ( oh, yes (there was a 10=second clip of Cemetery of the Fireflies).
One suspects that the distortion might be due to just who is funding the institution.

Thank MarkJ2385
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