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Culture

A Cultural Tour of Frankfurt's River Main

Frankfurt’s famed Museum Embankment, the Museumsufer, squeezes an incredible array of cultural hotspots into one small stretch of the River Main. Housing everything from antiquities to applied arts, history to film, there are over 10 incredible museums to explore, with even more to be found on neighbouring streets. Join us for a cultural tour along Frankfurt’s River Main.

Begin your exploration of the Museumsufer on the river’s south bank, starting at the Museum Giersch. Here you can take in the art of the surrounding Rhine-Main region, discovering many of Frankfurt’s own lesser-known artists. Next up, stroll east to the Liebieghaus, where you can enjoy over 3,000 works exemplifying some of the most stunning sculptural art of the past 5,000 years, including a marble sculpture of Athena (c. 450 BC) and the 16th century terracotta altar by Andrea della Robbia.

Before you leave, the charming Liebieghaus Café is the perfect place for a little pick-me-up. Otherwise, it’s on to the legendary Städel Museum for a look at European art from the Middle Ages to today, with works from world-famous Masters like Botticelli, Rembrandt, Monet and Picasso, as well as Gerhard Richter and Yves Klein.

Moving on, pay visits to the eponymous museums ofCommunicationArchitectureFilm andWorld Cultures for insightful and interactive permanent and temporary exhibitions. The Museum of World Cultures alone houses around 67,000 artefacts.

The Museum of Applied Art is next, where you’ll find arts and crafts from the 12th to the 21st century from all over the world. The Icon Museum, meanwhile, showcases religious art and icons from the 15th to the 20th century.

But that’s not all. Cross over the Alte Bridge and you can explore doodlings over the centuries at Caricatura Museum For Comic Art. There’s also theHistorical Museum, with its Young Museum, where families can learn more about Frankfurt and Germany’s past and enjoy exhibitions created especially for children.

After your cultural day on the Frankfurt Museum Embankment, head to Villa Kennedy to kick back with a drink in the stylish JFK Bar, or unwind with a treatment in the sublime spa.

Villa Kennedy is the perfect base from which to explore the very best art and culture that Frankfurt has to offer Call +49 69 7171 20 or email reservations.villakennedy@roccofortehotels.com to book your stay.

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