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Staedel Museum


One of Germany’s most famous art institutions, the Staedel Museum is the pride and glory of many Frankfurters.

It boasts an impressive collection of classic and modern art, and since February 2012, an extraordinary underground extension constructed under the museums gardens, invisible from the outside but displaying a vast collection of contemporary art on the inside, lit by the nearly 200 skylights ‘cut’ through the ceiling. Quite spectacular.

If you dig into the story of how the museum came to be and how it is run today, you enter the world of Frankfurter bankers, wealthy donors and their desire to bring beautifying art to this city of finance.