We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

German Film Museum (Deutsches Filmmuseum)

Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood: Sachsenhausen-Nord
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Schaumainkai 41, 60596 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 69 9612200
10:00 - 18:00
Open now
See all hours
Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

A museum dedicated to film history and technology. The museum also hosts...

A museum dedicated to film history and technology. The museum also hosts film screenings.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 350 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 92
  • 48
    Very good
  • 10
  • 3
  • 1

I like it, i think everyone should go there to see it. There are a lot of interesting things and facts to learn about the films's history.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Varna, Bulgaria
Add Photo Write a Review

350 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 154: English reviews
Varna, Bulgaria
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I like it, i think everyone should go there to see it. There are a lot of interesting things and facts to learn about the films's history.

Thank rossyiwanowa
Frankfurt, Germany
Level Contributor
42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is great fun and if you like movies is the place to be, I have been there twice for the Oscar nights and was great fun

Thank Keko9270
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
1,062 reviews
308 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Has a museum of the history of film on one level, and film production on the second. The exhibits were fascinating, especially the old pre-film methods of moving images. Also has a couple of cinemas for specialist films. Worth a visit for the film lovers.

Thank MrDavetheSarks
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

This museum building looks promising externally, but proved to be quite pretentious internally, and I think they know this from the €7 they charge. You are required to leave any bags in a refundable €1 or €2 coined locker. Children may perhaps find it somewhat enjoyable. They may take pictures of themselves to merge with notable movie scenes or use... More 

Thank Seth H
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

You'd only be visiting this place if you were interested in film otherwise I doubt you'd be reading this review. In the past they have hosted the travelling Kubrick exhibition and there are Kubrick books that you can only buy there. In English and German. A lot to see for the camera enthusiast too.

Thank Ian T
Brno, Czech Republic
Level Contributor
67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Went there for 2 hours. It was interesting. You can see how the first movies started. The admission is 7 euros.

Thank Mixalis I
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
157 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Quite expensive as we only went to see the Aardman exhibition. Spacious interior. Great Aardman show. Loved it

Thank Wildpoppy
Level Contributor
1,442 reviews
1,102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 498 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I really wanted to go to this museum and after a failed attempt (they are closed on Monday's), I made it. It was fantastic. I go the combo ticket to do the permanent and special exhibits. The first floor covers the history of picture projection to moving pictures in all its forms. They have lots of hands on exhibits and... More 

Thank jehenson81
Frankfurt, Germany
Level Contributor
41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The film museum gives a nice view into the technique and history of movies/filming as well as cinematography. On - up to 3 - stories (the last one is for regularly changing exhibitions reserved) many hand-on exhibits invite the visitors to get in touch with the medium film. Interesting are the optical experiments, and there is also a huge pin-hole... More 

Thank travelphysics
Lisbon, Portugal
Level Contributor
69 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Nice small film museum with an interesting collection of old kino devices, and several expositions that allow you to glimpse how movies are made. You can also check Giger's life size Alien. Overall a nice experience.

Thank António A

Travellers who viewed German Film Museum (Deutsches Filmmuseum) also viewed

Frankfurt, Hesse

Been to German Film Museum (Deutsches Filmmuseum)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of German Film Museum (Deutsches Filmmuseum) and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
9 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from German Film Museum (Deutsches Filmmuseum) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Near German Film Museum (Deutsches Filmmuseum)