Fri. 23rd to Sun. 25th August 2019

This is the festival of all festivals - one of the largest art and cultural feasts in Europe. The Museum Embankment Festival takes place late August and attracts over two million visitors in three days.

Main attraction and name giver are the museums themselves which may be visited - a button can be purchased that allows entrance to all museums - but the whole affair around the museums is what really attracts the masses. Gastronomy as multi cultural as however possible, a varied musical programme with dozens of stages on both sides of the Main, stands selling all sorts of products from South African batiks to Norway jerseys.


Favorite spots for many in the know, are the garden behind the Weltkulturen (Ethnology) museum and the jazz garden next to the historic building - Villa Metzler - belonging to the Museum of Applied Art (Museum für Angewandte Kunst).


A really great festival that should not be missed - at least for the grand fireworks Sunday night at 10:30pm, a big show accompanied by music.


All photos © Tourismus+Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main

Museums Embankment Festival-Weekend Package

A package which includes overnight accomodation, festival button offering free admission to all participating museums and the Frankfurt Card for 2 days free and unlimited use of the public transport system is offered by the Frankfurt Tourist Office (TCF) and may booked by accessing following website

Museum Embankment

60594 Frankfurt


Location Sachsenhausen
Opening hours Fri 14:00-01:00
Sat 09:30-01:00
Sun 09:30-00:00
Getting there Public transport highly recommended - U4/U5 Dom/Römer or Willy-Brandt-Platz; U1-U3, U8 Schweizer Platz . various tram and bus lines (11,12, 15, 16, 36, 46)

While in the area...

Dinner away from the masses?

Jasper's »

Bombay Palace »

Trattoria Casa Mia »

Brasserie du Sud »

Cron am Hafen »

Frankfurter Botschaft »

Margarete »

...more restaurants

Some shopping?

goyagoya (Freud) »

OSKA Frankfurt »


Liebesdienste hair »

!schmuck »

...more shops

Need a hotel?

Grandhotel Hessischer Hof »

Hotel an der Messe »

Villa Orange »

...more hotels