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Städel, Frankfurt

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Art Museum
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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  • Aside from the fact that admission is quite steep and the staff can be very rude and arrogant this place , all on its own , would very easily warrant a trip to Frankfurt.It has a superb cross section ...  more »
  • Just the right mix of modern, contemporary art as well as impressionists an earlier art. Enjoyed our visit immensely.  more »
  • First you have to walk down the museum surfer to reach this museum and appreciate the surroundings by the river. The museum definitely not as big as the louvre or other famous museums over the world h...  more »
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  • In some ways I feel sad to give such a low grade because so much of the normal art exhibition is excellent BUT....1) the potentially superb visiting exhibitions are put in ridiculously tiny rooms which become so crowded (and uncomfortable) that it is very frustrating trying to see the artwork properly! ....2) An amazing amount of money was spent on creating an impressive new underground art hall to house the worst type of contemporary art, the sort which is pretentious, meaningless and lacking any skill. If you are familiar with the fable of 'The Emperor's New Clothes' you may see the connection with much of what passes for Modern Art, it only has a value because the art gurus are too dishonest to admit that there is nothing there whilst so many rich people are prepared to part with absurd sums of money for it!
  • Very good permanent exhibition of german art from the 15th century on. Great caffé and shop with a good selection of art books and german literature.
  • Great collection of paintings. Very well organized. Don't miss a visit to the Städel if you are in Frankfurt.
  • Great collection of old and new. Wonderful building!
  • Awesome art gallery. Huge collection over three floors as well as temporary collections. Best place to start is at the top with the old masters.