Museums and Events

Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum displays the archaeological history of Frankfurt. It also owns an exhibition that displays the history of the Middle East and an antique collection.

Frankfurt Horse Racecourse

The Frankfurt Horse Racecourse was built in 1864/65 on behalf of the Rhenish Race Association based on Paris’ racecourse at Vincennnes, called the Hippodrome de Vincennes.

Frankfurt Opera House

Home to Frankfurt’s Opera since 1951 the “Oper Frankfurt” was voted “Opera house of the year” numerous times since 2003. It was built to replace the “Old Opera”, which was destroyed in 1944 and only rebuilt much later.

Frankfurt Trade Fair

The Frankfurt Trade Fair is one of the largest trade fair companies worldwide. It organizes about 100 trade fairs and events annualy in Frankfurt as well as abroad.

German National Library

The German National Library is the central archival library of German language, collecting all types of media from inside Germany and abroad and has collected over 30 million items.

Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

The Goethe University was founded in 1914 with currently around 44,400 students. As of 2016 the university offers 170 courses of studies at 16 faculties.

International Theatre

Each year the International Theatre Frankfurt organizes about 150 performances with artists from drama theatre, musical theatre, dance, concert, film and event performance.

Museum Riverbank

This part of the Main‘s southern embankment is known as “Museum Riverbank” (Museumsufer) because of the large concentration of museums there. There are 15 museums located in close proximity to each other.

Old Opera

The Old Opera (Alte Oper) is Frankfurt‘s former opera house and is still in use as a concert hall. It was inaugurated in 1877. The square in front of the building is known as “Opernplatz”.

Schirn Exhibition Hall

The Schirn Exhibition Hall opened in 1986 and has since shown over 200 art exhibitions. The Schirn has not assembled a collection of its own, instead it organizes temporary exhibitions.

Senckenberg Natural History Museum

The Senckenberg Natural History Museum is one of the largest museums of natural history in Germany. It owns the largest exhibition of large dinosaurs in Europe.

Städel Art Museum

The Städel Art Museum owns 3,000 paintings creating one of the most important collections in Germany. The works on display cover medieval times, the modern era and comtemporary art.