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German Film Museum, Frankfurt

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Step into the world of film at German Film Museum, where you can see working tools from the early days of cinema and learn how movies were produced. The museum is home to a collection of modern film memorabilia, as well as interactive exhibits that allow you to play with sounds and images. A small movie theater shows short documentaries. Check online to see if any special movie screenings will coincide with your visit. Be aware that the museum does not take credit cards or foreign debit cards; it's cash only. Add German Film Museum to your Frankfurt travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Frankfurt online route planner.
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  • What is here is good and really well presented with lots of opportunities for interactivity and pictures, but there just isn't enough and could do with another floor that isn't reserved just for...  more »
  • Very interesting place, we didn't find too many people around when we visited in the morning. We spent almost two hours here. There was history of film making in Germany and the world. The museum is.....  more »
  • I saw many people recommend this museum and I found myself enjoyed staying here for 4hours!!!! Here you can see the film evolution and you can DIY( just like you're the director) to create your own film!! The latest digital revolution show is full of amazement!!!!! I will come again next time~
  • Probably my favourite place in Frankfurt. There is a fantastic 4 screen installation on the second floor a I believe where they display a beautiful movie clip collage of the key elements of film. I'm not entirely sure how long we were sat there but it was like we were sucked into this experience for surely over an hour, and I wasn't mad at it. Reminds me the triptych paintings in the Rothko chapel, except this is film art. On the same floor there is also an interactive section where you can experience how green screens work, and the power lighting has in story telling. Our admission was for the permanent exhibit and also Space Odessey exhibit they had the time, it was about 13€, definitely worth it, I think just the permanent exhibit was about 6€. It's a great museum. Would definitely come again if I am ever in Frankfurt.
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