Deutsches Architekturmuseum - German Museum of Architecture

The Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) was founded in 1979 with the declared aim of introducing the subject of architecture to public discourse, at the time the first of its kind in continental Europe.

The museum was opened in 1984 in a late 19th centure villa converted by Oswald Mathias Unger. The interior os a startling house-within-a-house structure to be read as a symbol of architecture.


The DAM sees itself as an exhibition space and forum for discussion addressing current questions of architecture. Temporary exhibitions deal with a wide range of subjects relating to architecture and urban planning in the 2ßth/21st centuries. The permanent exhibition "From Promordial Hut to Skyscraper" charts the history of architecture using 25 architectural model panoramas.


The DAM's collection of 200,000 drawings and 800 models, from Schinkel to Gehry and from Mies van der Rohe to Archigram, represents all trends and periods of 20th-century architecture. The proframme is supplemented by guided tours, lectures and excursions as well as a reference library. The museum also offers a wide range of educational activities for children and young people, such as the annual Lego building site.


Schaumainkai 43

60594 Frankfurt


P: +49 (0) 69 212 38844


Opening hours: Tue-Sat

Mon closed
Admission: €9 (€4.50 reduced) 

...or use the Museum Embankment Ticket for access to 34 museums within two days (€18)
Public Transport: U1/U2/U3/U8 (Schweizer Platz), U4/U5 (Willy-Brandt-Platz)

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