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23.08. - 25.08.2024

A feast for all the senses

Culture and joie de vivre on the banks of the Main

Every year, Frankfurt's Museumsufer is transformed into a lively stage for one of the largest cultural festivals in Germany. Visitors from Frankfurt, Germany and all over the world are invited to experience the unique atmosphere of this festival, which combines art, culture and gastronomy along the banks of the Main.

With an impressive programme ranging from exhibitions in the numerous museums to live music and international culinary delights, the Museumsuferfest offers something for everyone. It is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the diversity of cultures and feel the creative energy of Frankfurt.

History and character of the Museumsuferfest

Music, museums and magic on the banks of the Main

The history of the Museumsuferfest in Frankfurt goes back to the 1980s, when the city of Frankfurt decided to draw more public attention to the unique location of its museums along the banks of the Main. This ambitious project aimed to increase both the cultural significance of the museums and the attractiveness of Frankfurt as a tourist destination. This idea gave rise to the Museumsuferfest, a festival that celebrates art, culture and community.

Since its first year, the Museumsuferfest has continued to develop and grow in both size and programme. It has firmly established itself in the city's cultural calendar and now attracts not only local but also international visitors.

Over the years, the Museumsuferfest has cemented its identity as a place of encounter and exchange. It also showcases the city's vibrant cultural scene and contributes to cultural education by promoting easy access to art and culture.

  • Museum programme: The heart of the festival is the extended programme of Frankfurt's museums along the banks of the Main. Special guided tours, workshops and special exhibitions offer insights into the diverse collections and make art and culture accessible to all age groups.

  • Live music and stage productions: Concerts and live performances take place on various stages along the riverbank. From jazz, rock and pop to world music and classical performances - the Museumsuferfest presents a broad musical spectrum.

  • Art and craft markets: Market stalls along the banks of the Main offer arts and crafts, jewellery, clothing and other handmade products. These markets are an excellent opportunity to discover unique souvenirs and support local artists.

  • Culinary offerings: A diverse range of food and drink reflects the international cuisine. From traditional German dishes to exotic specialities and street food - there is something for every taste.

  • Fireworks: A spectacular fireworks display over the Main is traditionally the highlight and finale of the festival. It attracts thousands of spectators and provides a breathtaking finale to the weekend.

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