The Städel Museum has developed a wide spectrum of digital offers you can use quite independently of your visit to the museum – at home or out and about, on your desktop, tablet or smartphone. Take advantage of our comprehensive digital initiative to experience 700 years of art, free of charge and wherever you like.
Mediation space & digital application
Close Up is exactly that – a closer take on a core theme in the Städel’s collection of contemporary art, as seen through the lens of a tight selection of works, each viewed and reviewed from different angles. The use of various analogue and digital media to explore original works of art allows viewers to formulate their own response to a burning issue in contemporary art.
In search of the legendary “Portrait of Dr Gachet”: The last great portrait by Vincent van Gogh disappeared from the public eye three decades ago. The podcast series FINDING VAN GOGH traces the painting’s eventful history.
The multi-media preparation course
With our multimedia preparation courses for selected exhibitions, you come to the museum already well informed – and enjoy the show all the more. The digitorials are just a click away on your smartphone, tablet or desktop computer.
700 years of art history online
Take a digital stroll through 700 years of art history or head straight for your favourite work – discover our novel digital means of access to the Städel Museum collection.
New: Creative Commons – more than 22,000 works available for free
The Städel Course on Modern Art
Experience “Art History Online – The Städel Course on Modern Art”. Our entertaining and diversified multimedia e-learning offer guides you through the history of art from 1750 to the present.
With Audio Guides
Our free app offers with audio guides for special exhibitions and the Städel collection are the ideal companions for your visit to the museum.
Oral History Project
In conversation with West Germany’s first art scene: “Café Deutschland” features more than seventy artists, gallery owners, art historians, critics and collectors. In conversations, they talk about their experiences and describe their perspectives on the art world from the post-war period to the present. Only available in German.
What did the museum look like in the 19th century? The Time Machine provides fascinating insights into the museum’s historical art presentation modes. And with a pair of virtual reality glasses, you can even browse through the former collection rooms. The VR-App is available in English.
Tablet game for kids
The free educational game app for tablet PCs takes children age eight and older on a journey of discovery in the adventurous pictorial spheres of the Städel Museum’s paintings, drawings and prints. Only available in German.
Right in pace with the increasing digitalization of everyday life, the Städel uses technological developments for all of the museum’s core tasks. Learn more about our motives.