26th to 28th August 2016
Resumée 2015 - 2,3 million visitors, 19 stages and 23 participating museums. A little rain on Friday, Saturday and Sunday sunny and dry with temps above 30° C. Regrettably Jazz Garden and WorldMarket garden have been discontinued.
Featured country: Indonesia :: Highlight: Doug Aitken at Schirn :: Quote of the festival: "Einheit in Vielfalt" (unity in diversity) attributed to Frankfurt mayor Peter Feldmann.
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
|Opening hours||Fri 14:00-01:00
|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)|