Museumsufer

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First part at Brueckenstrasse
2nd (middle-)part, left and right from Schweizer Strasse
Last part, until Museum Giersch

The embankment to the south of the Main River in Frankfurt, Germany, is called Museumsufer or Museum Embankment because of the large concentration of museums there. Perhaps the leading one is the Städel art gallery.

South side: in this order:

  • Ikonenmuseum - Icon Museum, housing one of the largest collections of Russian, Bulgarian, Greek and other Icons in Germany.
  • Museum für Angewandte Kunst - Museum of Applied Arts - housing furniture and design from the 10th to 21st century with a notable collection of East Asian applied arts.
  • Museum der Weltkulturen - Ethnological Museum - displaying a small part of a massive ethnological collection in changing exhibitions.
  • Deutsches Filmmuseum - German Film Museum - explaining the development of movie-making from the beginnings in the 19th century up until today, includes an art house cinema.
  • German Architecture Museum (Deutsches Architekturmuseum) - apart from a small permanent collection, changing exhibitions showcase current architectural projects and trends from around the globe.
  • Museum für Kommunikation - Communication Museum - The large permanent collection displays various relics from the postal and telephone services, including one of the world's largest stamp collection and a collection of communication related art; temporary exhibitions focus more on the abstract phenomenon of communication.
  • Städel - One of Germany's most prominent fine art museum with a strong focus on old masters and classical modern art.
  • Liebieghaus - A sculpture collection, focusing mainly on sculpture from ancient Greece until the renaissance days.
  • Museum Giersch - Showcases a small permanent collection of local 19th-century artists and houses well received temporary exhibition on artists that have a (lose) connection to the Frankfurt region.
  • Portikus - a small free exhibition space showing temporary exhibitions of contemporary art.

North side:

  • Jewish Museum Frankfurt - The permanent collection gives an overview of the varied fate of Frankfurt's Jewish community through the centuries. Temporary exhibitions focus on contemporary Jewish life and art.
  • Historisches Museum (Frankfurt) - Displays artefacts off the city's history from Roman times until today, some very prominent old master paintings and sculptures and various temporary exhibitions.

The street itself is called Schaumainkai and is often partially closed to traffic for Frankfurt's largest flea market each Saturday.

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Coordinates: 50°06′22″N 8°40′43″E / 50.10611°N 8.67861°E / 50.10611; 8.67861