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Städel, Frankfurt

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A Frankfurt native founded one of Germany's premier art collections, Städel, in 1815. Its 600 paintings, 600 sculptures, and more than 100,000 prints and sketches represent nearly 700 years of art. You'll find a variety of styles, schools, and techniques. Look for works by Botticelli, Van Eyck, Rembrandt, and other famous artists. Art history buffs may reach nirvana in the museum's library, which contains more than 100,000 books from different eras. The gift shop sells an astounding 6,000 prints and books. The onsite cafe offers city skyline views. Put Städel into our Frankfurt tour planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 18, 2017
    The older stuff may be what this place is famous for but really liked the modern art in the lower level. It is a must see if you are in Frankfurt. It is close to other museums as well.  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    It was a pleasant surprise, though the visit to this museum. TAM an excellent collection of paintings and at that time was a photo exhibition of great quality, with very relevant names of world photography.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Although it is not on the scale of London's National Gallery, there is much to see here and it was not too crowded when we visited on a Saturday afternoon. The hot chocolate and apple tart in the on-s...  more »
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  • The exhibitions include paintings/sculptures from 1500's to contemporary. The contemporary floor is specially interesting. The museum is quite big compared to other museums I visited in Germany. There is a phone app you can download which contains a guide for selected pieces. The whole museum can take up to 2-3 hours to cover.
  • The section with abstract stuff like Picasso was really nice. But I think they accidentally added some blurry photos to one of the exhibits, or maybe just some random pictures off of someone's camera phone. Otherwise really nice.
  • An incredible collection of art from the 1600's to today. Staff were also very helpful, and as a backpacker it was great to be able to store my bag for free while I was there. The cafe is also quite good.
  • Very interesting Nice painting from famius french painters : renoir manet poussin delacroix.
  • Great museum with a nice selection of Flemish and Germain artists. The collection ranges from primitives to modern art. Come here early and enjoy the quietness of the place.

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Hauptwache, Konstablerwache, and the Main river enclose the heart of the city, an area of activity with a range lodging options. The old section of the Sachsenhausen area is also an epicenter of activity with a range of accommodations; it also offers a vibrant nightlife. For short stay, consider lodging in the Bahnhofsviertel area near the main train station, which provides easy access to the city center and to international train transport.
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