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Historical Museum, Frankfurt

Coordinates: 50°06′35″N 8°40′57″E / 50.10960°N 8.68244°E / 50.10960; 8.68244
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Historical Museum
Historisches Museum
View from the Main, 2009
Established1878 (1878)
LocationMuseumsufer, Frankfurt, Germany
Coordinates50°06′35″N 8°40′57″E / 50.10960°N 8.68244°E / 50.10960; 8.68244
CollectionsHistory of Frankfurt
The portrait of Charlemagne in front of the Historisches Museum

The Historical Museum (German: Historisches Museum) in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, was founded in 1878, and includes cultural and historical objects relating to the history of Frankfurt and Germany. It moved into the Saalhof in 1955, and a new extension was opened in 1972.

The 1970s extension is currently being replaced by a modern new exhibition building and a small administration building which are expected to be completed by 2015.[1]


The museum's collection is displayed in several permanent chronological exhibitions: Mediaeval Frankfurt, the Late Middle Ages, the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries, the nineteenth-century city, and its history as a metropolis from 1866 to 2001. Special exhibitions are also on display.


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  1. ^ "Architektur". Historisches Museum Frankfurt (in German). Retrieved 19 December 2022.

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