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German Film Museum (Deutsches Filmmuseum)

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Neighbourhood: Sachsenhausen-Nord
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Address: Schaumainkai 41, 60596 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 69 9612200
10:00 - 18:00
Closed now
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Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

A museum dedicated to film history and technology. The museum also hosts...

A museum dedicated to film history and technology. The museum also hosts film screenings.

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Nice musuem!

Went there for 2 hours. It was interesting. You can see how the first movies started. The admission is 7 euros.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mixalis I
Brno, Czech Republic
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Brno, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for 2 hours. It was interesting. You can see how the first movies started. The admission is 7 euros.

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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite expensive as we only went to see the Aardman exhibition. Spacious interior. Great Aardman show. Loved it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I really wanted to go to this museum and after a failed attempt (they are closed on Monday's), I made it. It was fantastic. I go the combo ticket to do the permanent and special exhibits. The first floor covers the history of picture projection to moving pictures in all its forms. They have lots of hands on exhibits and... More 

Thank jehenson81
Frankfurt, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The film museum gives a nice view into the technique and history of movies/filming as well as cinematography. On - up to 3 - stories (the last one is for regularly changing exhibitions reserved) many hand-on exhibits invite the visitors to get in touch with the medium film. Interesting are the optical experiments, and there is also a huge pin-hole... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Nice small film museum with an interesting collection of old kino devices, and several expositions that allow you to glimpse how movies are made. You can also check Giger's life size Alien. Overall a nice experience.

Thank António A
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Deutsches Filmmuseum is definitely worth the visit, and I was lucky enough to catch the Aardman Studios exhibition; reminiscing over seeing models of Morph and examining sketch/scrapbooks was quite special. However, the most famous creation is obviously Wallace & Gromit, and great to see a collection of props, storyboards, and sketches from Wallace & Gromit, but also Chicken Run. Such... More 

Thank McrPhil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We had a lot of fun at the museum. The exhibitions were interesting and interactive, and the Ardman exhibiyion was awesome. Recommended for adults and for kids.

Thank Hila D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The Film Museum has three floors. Two of them are occupied with the permanent/long term exibition, the third one is dedicated to the changing/guest exibition. We were so lucky to visit the Frankfurt during the exibition of the Aardman studios, best known for their Shaun the Sheep stop-motion character. We were even luckier to enter the museum just minutes before... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I was not sure about what I will disco ver over there and I had some good surprises. Main one was the ´perspective theatres ' and it gives me the desire to create some things :) There is many things to manipulate ourselves to test mainly the optical illusions. The little souvenirs shop is also fullfilled of interesting items. Me... More 

Thank Raphael C
Arles-sur-Tech, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Cinema museums can disappoint, especially for an English-speaker in a non-anglophone country like Germany. The labeling can be so difficult. But in the Deutsches Film Museum, the English-language labelling is virtually perfect. Wonderfully clear, with explanations in simple language but not dumbed-down. Also, for this elderly party, in a typeface that was easily legible. Wonderful interactive displays, again in both... More 

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