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Historical Museum (Historisches Museum)

Neighbourhood: Altstadt
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Address: Saalgasse 19 | Römerberg, 60311 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 69 21235599
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Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

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This is more of a collections of items from former Frankfurt aristocrats as opposed to a museum of the city's history. It's a nice collection, but not what we were expecting.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Emily M
United States
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United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is more of a collections of items from former Frankfurt aristocrats as opposed to a museum of the city's history. It's a nice collection, but not what we were expecting.

Thank Emily M
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Explores the modern history of Frankfurt. Lots of great paintings, armour, and other things from history. Also a section on the war. Building was pretty cool as well, and wasn't too crowded either.

Thank MrDavetheSarks
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I managed to kill an hour in the museum. The historical foundations and tower are very interesting and give some history to the city of Frankfurt. After that, there seems to be a random collection of items from armour to a plastic apple... as far as I could work out things the dynasty "families" of Frankfurt didn't want any more!... More 

Thank Andrew G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Nice place to get familiar with Frankfurt's history and at the same time fantasize you are in the middle of a scene out of "game of thrones" :) Cost 7€. Spent there about 2 hours.

Thank Benjo M
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Located inside a former 13th century fortress on the banks of the Main River, this museum presents events, personages and artifacts from 800 years ago to the present day. All of the exhibits are accompanied with English translations and logically organized. There are 5 floors along with carefully restored passageways and tower turrets used during the Middle Ages. The museum... More 

Thank LavaLegs
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Historisches Museum stands next to Frankfurt am Main. Founded in 1878, it showcases cultural and historical exhibits that relate to the history of Frankfurt and Germany. From the Mediaeval Era, the Late Middle Ages, the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries, the nineteenth-century city to modern history from 19th Century onwards, spend 1 to 1.5 hours to experience the historical changes here.

Thank ladyteex
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I hadn't planned on going to this museum, but I stumbled onto it while walking around the old part of town and it was free that day so I went inside. It was interesting and there were some cool displays with both English and German signs in a lot of the museum (though not all). There's 800 years of German... More 

Thank ClintPage
Aix-en-Provence, France
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

I am still trying to work out what motivated the museum organisers to set the museum up this way: the collection is displayed according the collectors who originally contributed it to the museum, which is of limited interest to anyone beyond a specialist in the art of museum collections. Frankfurt's fascinating and long history barely gets a look in, beyond... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

The museum is near the Romerplatz. Entry is 7 Euro for adults, students are 3,50. We like history, so this was very interesting to us. About 5 stories of exhibits about Frankfurt's history, plus some exhibits of personal collections of individuals associated with Frankfurt, and artwork. There is a toll tower with the museum which you can go inside of... More 

Thank 61Dianne
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

This museum is actually in the middle of a major reconstruction project, which is sorely needed. It is in a building 800 years old, with way too many twists and turns to understand and navigate. It seems to be only partly open. There are some views into excavated foundations, replicas of the crown, orb and scepter of the Holy Roman... More 

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