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Stadel Museum, Frankfurt

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A Frankfurt native founded one of Germany's premier art collections, Stadel Museum, 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. Using our world travel planner, Frankfurt attractions like Stadel Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A huge and diverse collection! Basement (modern art) a treasure not only because of the pieces, but it is cool (top floor was warm, perhaps because of the summer). Check for remodeling--missed a... 
    A huge and diverse collection! Basement (modern art) a treasure not only because of the pieces, but it is cool (top floor was warm, perhaps because of the summer). Check for remodeling--missed a...  more »
  • This museum has a great collection of art especially classical art and the most well-known artist. They have a great variety of the most popular artist. Not many people spoke English here, they... 
    This museum has a great collection of art especially classical art and the most well-known artist. They have a great variety of the most popular artist. Not many people spoke English here, they...  more »
  • This museum really does have art that spans 700 years of history and is very well laid-out (easy to climb stairs and well-designed galleries). Keep a look out for some coffee table art books left on.....  more
    This museum really does have art that spans 700 years of history and is very well laid-out (easy to climb stairs and well-designed galleries). Keep a look out for some coffee table art books left on.....  more »
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  • Städel is the main museum in Frankfurt, presenting a considerably large collection. One floor is dedicated to the Old Masters, but I particularly appreciate the floor dedicated to modern art, with a special attention to German Modernism. There is also a great collection of contemporary art downstairs. The temporary exhibitions are usually very informative and also worth it. I have visited the Städel more than 5 times and there is always something new to see and to learn.
  • Unfortunately I have to say that I had a not very good experience with this museum. And being more precise with the workers of it. Yes the exhibitions were excellent. Yet one of the staff members that I have met in the subway in the Frankfurt city today, Miss Nicole (the last name I cannot recall because I have not read the museum card very attentively, as she showed it to me) has been behaving very strangely. As my mask slid off and I did not notice it, she has told me to put it on properly but in a quite aggressive manner. I did that, but when I asked if she is a subway worker or a police officer her strange behaviour continued to escalate until she mentioned that I, as a non German, should not be arguing with her. Yes I am a non German and moreover I am a guest in Frankfurt city that's why I have got neither time nor any desire to solve this problem with the museum directly. That's why I am writing this review. Yet it was very frustrating to hear such things. I don't know what was the reason for such reaction on a simple question, but I would really appreciate if the mental health of the museum workers, would be taken care of. Sadly I have to tell that this situation has left a track on me and I would very unlikely visit Frankfurt or Stadel museum once more. Best Regards
  • They try to do a good job in providing regular new exhibitions. Very conservative and rarely innovative, but at least it’s versatile throughout the year. What I do find a bit annoying though is that they don’t have any hangers in the cloakroom and you can’t carry your coat in your hands, you have to put it on. Also they insist on not carrying a backpack on the back but can’t explain why. 🤷🏼‍♀️
  • They have great paintings. The place is full of beauty. Buy the two days ticket at the Tourism office and visit all Frankfurt's Museums for low cost. Excellent investment.
  • Our favourite museum. There are always lots of interesting exhibitions dedicated to impressionists, modernists and other famous movements. They always develop really nice apps with audio guides for every exhibition and every visit tot this museum is a true pleasure.

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