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Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt

(4.4/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
Step into the world of film at Deutsches Filmmuseum, where you can see working tools from the early days of cinema and learn how movies were produced. The museum is home to a collection of modern film memorabilia, as well as interactive exhibits that allow you to play with sounds and images. A small movie theater shows short documentaries. Check online to see if any special movie screenings will coincide with your visit. Be aware that the museum does not take credit cards or foreign debit cards; it's cash only. For Deutsches Filmmuseum and beyond, use our Frankfurt holiday planner to get the most from your Frankfurt vacation.
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TripAdvisor
  • Has a museum of the history of film on one level, and film production on the second. The exhibits were fascinating, especially the old pre-film methods of moving images. Also has a couple of cinemas f...  more »
  • The film Museum is worth a visit otherwise if it also dusted some acts and but the exhibition was not as great as that in Potsdam - the travel to Frankfurt already worth!
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  • This museum building looks promising externally, but proved to be quite pretentious internally, and I think they know this from the €7 they charge. You are required to leave any bags in a refundable €...  more »
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  • The second film museum I've been in Europe and was very impressed with the simplicity in presentation. Don't expect to be overwhelmed with artifacts but expect to be educated and entertained. Permanent exhibitions are on level 1 and 2 Level 1 - Filmic Vision - Early apparatus, projection, movement, moving picture, exposure, cinema, photography. Basic film history. Try out some of the demo apparatus. Level 2 - Film Narrative - Sound. Editing. Acting. Costumes and makeup. Image. Be sure to try out the games for sounds and editing. There are four screens in the center of the room to project montages. Sit there and enjoy the great montage. Although be expected to do a lot of head turning. Enjoyed myself there. Spent nearly 2 hrs.
  • The German film museum has a large permanent exhibition full of interesting artefacts and some really fun interactive installations. When I visited they also had a visiting exhibition showcasing work by Aardman (think Wallace and Gromit), which was also heaps of fun.
  • Loved it. Recommend 100% to go. It's very interactive so will be fun for adult and kids. You get to see how filming techniques have changed over the years but also try them.
  • Very interactive and interesting museum, we had so much fun and learned many things!
  • Thre last floor is the most amazing. Go there to check out the animation exhibits.