Museumsufer Frankfurt (Museum Embankment)



39 museums, endless discoveries!

The ensemble of buildings of nationally and internationally important museums and art galleries that forms the Museumsufer or Museum Riverbank, is something that is unique in Europe. It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking for contemporary art or Old Masters, Goethe or his literary heirs, cultures of the world or the world of money, caricatures or sculptures, design or local history: 39 museums and exhibition venues offer a wide and unique variety of much that is quaint and spectacular, loud and quiet, ranging from small and precious finds to broad overviews.

Frankfurt’s museum scene is one of the largest and most varied in Germany. When Frankfurt was still a free imperial city and therefore possessed no royal collections, it was the responsibility of committed citizens and the city council alone to start a collection, make endowments and found a museum. Today, Frankfurt has many larger and smaller museums and exhibition halls of different sizes, from general art museums to small specialist collections. Twenty-six museums conveniently located in close proximity to each other and within walking-distance of the city centre form the heart of Frankfurt’s museum scene. You can find a representation of the museums on our city map.

The museums on the south bank
are located along the Schaumainkai.

Museums on the north bank
The northern bank opposite the Schaumainkai (Untermainkai) and the old town are also home to numerous cultural institutions.

The Expansion of the Museum Riverbank
For some years now, the umbrella brand Museum Riverbank, originally comprising museums on either side of the river Main and in immediately adjacent parts of the city, has also explicitly included institutions in other parts of Frankfurt, such as:

and also outside Frankfurt:

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With our packages you can discover Frankfurt in a relaxed way: culturally with a visit to the museum or quite classically with green sauce and apple wine or boat trip and skyline view. You can choose your hotel from two categories, from luxury hotel to city hotel close to the city, everything is included.


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The two-day ticket is valid on two consecutive days. If on the day after purchase museums are officially closed the ticket’s validity is extended by one day. For two whole days enjoy all the permanent and special exhibitions in and around Frankfurt. That not only includes large institutes like the Schirn and MMK with their exhibitions but also insider tips such as the Ikonenmuseum (Icon Museum) on Schaumainkai, the Junges Museum (Young Museum) or the Klingspor-Museum in Offenbach.

Available in all 39 museums and exhibition halls, at the Römer and Hauptbahnhof tourist information offices, and from Frankfurt Ticket.

Single ticket - To be purchased on site only: 21,00 €
Familiy card - To be purchased on site only, valid for 2 adults (in a partnership) and children/grandchildren under 18 years: 32,00 €
Reduced ticket - To be purchased on site only, among others for children, pupils/students: 12,00 €


Enjoy the permanent and special exhibitions in and around Frankfurt. The Card includes large institutes like the SCHIRN, Jewish Museum and MMK with their exhibitions but also insider tips such as the Ikonenmuseum (Icon Museum) on Schaumainkai, the Museum Giersch der Goethe-Universität or the Leather-Museum in Offenbach.

Please note: The Card is not valid for special events and is not transferable to another person. At the Städel Museum the card is valid for visits to the permanent collection and to temporary exhibitions of items from the own inventory, entry to the permanent collection and to the special shows of pieces from the Prints Collection. Until December 31, 2021 it is also possible to use the MuseumsuferCard to access large special exhibitions featuring international loans.

Single Pass: 89,00 €
Family Pass - valid for 2 adults (in a partnership) and children/grandchildren under 18 years.: 150,00 €
Reduced Pass - To be purchased on site only: 45,00 €

Free admission for children and teenagers up to the 18th birthday

Applies to the city museums and the Institute of City History. Non-city museums are not affected by the rule, please check their respective websites for more information.

The municipal exhibition venues are: Archaeological Museum Frankfurt, Caricatura Museum Frankfurt, German Architecture Museum, Hindemith Cabinet in the Cowherd Tower, Historical Museum Frankfurt, Icon Museum Frankfurt, Institute of City History, Jewish Museum Frankfurt, Young Museum Frankfurt, Porcelain Museum Frankfurt, Museum of Applied Arts, the three dependencies Museum of Modern Art, Museum MMK, TOWER MMK and ZOLLAMT MMK, Museum Judengasse and Weltkulturen Museum.

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The Frankfurt Card is a combination ticket, available as a day ticket and 2-day ticket for trips in Frankfurt, including the airport, with discounts of up to 50% on tours, round trips, museum admissions and other attractions. With the Frankfurt Card, visitors to Frankfurt can make their stay more comfortable, travel all over the city and get to know the diverse cultural offerings at a reduced price.


Getting there
Museumsufer Frankfurt (Museum Embankment)
60596 Frankfurt am Main