The Museumsufer in Frankfurt is a unique museum landscape in Europe, in front of which the incomparable cultural festival is held annually. "For three days, 23 museums and 16 stages on both banks of the Main will present an extraordinary program.", Explains Peter Feldmann, Mayor of Frankfurt am Main. "Millions of people of all backgrounds and of all ages spend a happy summer party together. This is a strong sign right now that we are sending from the most international city in Germany. "Feldmann continues. Thomas Feda, Managing Director of Urban Tourism + Congress GmbH, adds: "The Museumsuferfest is a feast for all the senses! Whether dancing, eating or a variety of hands-on activities – this year's offer is again as diverse as the event itself. "This year's host country Georgia, in particular, is providing a further plus in cultural diversity at the Frankfurt Museumsuferfest. The Georgian Ambassador to Germany, Dr. Ing. rer. pole. Elguja Khokrishvili, is pleased to see that his native country presents itself in a very special way: "Visitors embark on an artistic-culinary journey of discovery into the fascinating country in the Caucasus and can look forward to many highlights". Kulturattachée, Dudana Mazmanishvili, reveals: "The opening event will be the ethno-fusion band IRIAO, which became known to an international audience through its participation in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest".
The Frankfurt museums will give unique insights into their homes, collections and gardens until late in the evening. Several hundred individual events combine to form the Museumsuferfest: In the Goethe Haus, for example, Magd Sophie leads visitors through the rooms that once inhabited Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; sculptural masterpieces can be admired in the garden of the Liebieghaus, and the Museum Judengasse invites to guided tours of the old Jewish cemetery. The MUSEUM GIERSCH of the GOETHE UNIVERSITY presents the 13th antique mile, where rarities and rare treasures can be found for lovers and in the Kaiserdom the newly renovated cloister can be visited again. In addition, the art collections of two banks are open to visitors.
"We are particularly proud of our children's offer, as the newly opened Junge Museum Frankfurt (formerly Kindermuseum) at the new location" The best of 45 years children's museum "and the popular open workshops, the Städel shows in a children's workshop optical illusions in art and In the Museum of Communications, contact with the rest of the world can be recorded in the radio station on the museum roof. On the entire Museumsuferfest, children and teenagers can expect a colorful program to join in, sing along and party together. In the Museumsuferfest program, all actions of the museums for this target group are marked with a smiley face. This way, the little visitors can quickly find guided tours, hands-on activities and concerts especially for children and families, "emphasized Lord Mayor Feldmann.
To participate in workshops and guided tours and to enter the museums, visitors need the Museumsuferfest button for seven euros. The button is valid from Friday, 15 o'clock until the festival end on Sunday. Children up to 6 years can be taken for free. The button is available in the participating museums and in the tourist information Hauptbahnhof and Römer.
The stage program with concerts of all genres is also impressive. Host country with its own stage and presentation area on the north shore is Georgia this year. On Friday at 6 pm, the festival will be officially opened by Frankfurt Mayor Peter Feldmann. After that one highlight chases the next hour. If you do not want to stay here, you can look for your favorite music on one of the other stages and let yourself be carried away by the atmosphere, listen to live acts, sing along, dance together. DJs, bands and newcomers provide a real festival atmosphere.
An extraordinary series of concerts presents "Sound in the Monastery": On historical instruments, music pieces from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque resound in the venerable walls of the Carmelite monastery. It is contemplative on the organ and choral parts. There the visitor can wander from church to church and thus from concert to concert and thus experience a very special musical evening.
At Kunsthiese am Sachsenhäuser Ufer, sculptures, paintings and installations are shown in the open air. At the international artist market high-quality, handmade objects can be acquired. Along the shore, culinary specialties from all over the world are offered and invite you to try new things. Not the shore, but the river itself becomes the highlight of the Dragon Boat Race, the second oldest competition of its kind in Germany.
The Museumsuferfest with its very special flair is a summer event for all generations and target groups and convinces culture lovers as well as music lovers and gourmets. The sparkling conclusion of the festival is the spectacular music firework on Sunday evening at 22 clock.
Fri 24.08 .: 15.00 – 01.00
Sat 25.08 .: 11.00 – 01.00
Sun. 26.08 .: 11.00 – 24.00