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Welcome! The Städel Museum is open.
Official proof of vaccination or recovery and the obligation to wear a mask during your visit have been suspended.

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Opening hours

Opening hours

Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun

10 am – 6 pm

Thu

10 am – 9 pm

Mon

closed

Special Opening Hours

Sat, 24 December closed
Sun, 25 December 10 am – 6 pm
Mon, 26 December 10 am – 6 pm
Sat, 31 December closed
Sun, 1 January 2023 11 am – 6 pm
Mon, 2 January 2023 10 am – 6 pm

Library & Mediatheque

Wed-Thu 1 – 5 pm

We kindly ask you to register in advance via .

Study Room of the Department of Prints and Drawings

Opening Hours
Wed, Fri 2 – 5 pm
Thu 2 – 7 pm

We kindly ask you to register in advance via .

Please note
The Department of Prints and Drawings will be closed from 19 December 2022 to 10 January 2023.

Contact

Visitor service & tour inquiries

Please write us through our Contact form.

Guided Tours

Please request appointments for group offerings using the form provided.

Tickets

Ticket Prices

Ticket prices during the exhibition “GUIDO RENI. The Divine” (11/23/2022–3/5/2023):

Adults Reduced* Groups*
Tue–Fri 16 € 14 € 14 € / person
Sat–Sun, holidays 18 € 16 € 16 € / person
Tue–Fri Sat–Sun, holidays
Adults* 16 € 18 €
Reduced* 14 € 16 €
Groups* 14 € / person 16 € / person


*Information on the tickets

Admission is free for children under the age of 12.

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MuseumsuferCard and MuseumsuferTicket

All current information for MuseumsuferCard or MuseumsuferTicket holders can be found here.

Free Admission for members

Admission is free for members of the Städelverein.

Address

How to get here

Städel Museum

Schaumainkai 63
60596 Frankfurt am Main

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Public transport

Underground U1, U2, U3 and U8 to “Schweizer Platz”
Tram 15 and 16 to “Otto-Hahn-Platz”

Trip planner RMV

Car parks

Walter-Kolb-Straße 16 (Alt-Sachsenhausen)
Willy-Brandt-Platz 5 (Schauspiel Frankfurt)
Untermainanlage 1 (Untermainanlage)

Tour coaches

It is not possible to make reservations for the coach parks.

Coach parks

Barrier-free

For visitors with limited mobility and visitors with prams or pushchairs, the Städel Museum is accessible by way of a lift. The lift is located on the east side of the building (Dürerstrasse).

Barrier-free

Contact

Contact

Visitor Services & Guided Tours

The best and easiest way to contact us is through our contact form. Please use the telephone contact for urgent requests only.
Please have a look at our Questions & Answers section before contacting us.

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WiFi

Free WiFi

We offer all our visitors access to WiFi free of charge. Just connect your mobile device with the “Staedel_WiFi” and discover our digital offers for your visit to the Städel! No password is necessary.

Newsletter

Newsletter

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Current exhibitions, digital products, program recommendations and special events. Our newsletter written in German will provide you with all the newest information.

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Study Room of Prints and Drawings

Study Room of the Department of Prints and Drawings

Opening Hours

Wed, Fri 2 – 5 pm
Thu 2 – 7 pm

We kindly ask you to register in advance via .

Please note
The Department of Prints and Drawings will be closed from 19 December 2022 to 10 January 2023.

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Unique, distinguished and valuable

The Städel Museum’s Department of Prints and Drawings oversees a collection of some 100,000 drawings and prints dating from the Late Middle Ages to the present. Owing to its high quality, it is one of the most distinguished collections of its kind in Germany.

It was the museum’s founder Johann Friedrich Städel (1728–1816) who laid the foundation for these holdings, which were expanded in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by prominent connoisseurs such as Johann David Passavant (1787–1861) and Georg Swarzenski (1876–1957). In addition to outstanding works by the Old Masters (pre-1800), the highlights also include drawings by the Nazarenes, French drawings and prints of the nineteenth century, Expressionist works, and post-1945 American art.

View the sensitive holdings close up

Artworks on paper cannot be placed on permanent display because they would be damaged by prolonged exposure to light. They are accordingly kept in storage “in the dark”, and placed at the visitors’ disposal for viewing purposes in the Study Room of the Department of Prints and Drawings upon request.

The department moreover presents regularly changing temporary exhibitions on various themes of relevance to the collection.

Library & Mediatheque

Library & Mediatheque

Opening hours

Wed-Thu 1 – 5 pm

We kindly ask you to register in advance via .

Contact

Telephone +49(0)69-605098-117

Books, images and audio-visual media

The Städel Museum’s library and mediatheque provide the means of delving deeper into the world of art. The reference library offers school pupils, students, scholars, gallery owners, collectors and interested visitors audio-visual media, images and extensive literature, for example some 500 regularly appearing journals on art history, painting, sculpture, drawings and prints, photography and the art of antiquity. A wide variety of inventory and exhibition catalogues as well as a collection of approximately 35,000 auction catalogues create an excellent basis for in-depth research on the artists, collections and exhibitions of important European museums and the activities of prominent auction houses.

The Aventis Foundation and the Dr. Marschner Stiftung support the expansion, media facilities and educational offers of the library and mediatheque. The “Lernen lernen” (“Learning to Learn”) programme is carried out with support from the Commerzbank-Stiftung.

Further information on our partners and patrons

The history of the Städel library

The Städel Library has its origins in the private library of museum founder Johann Friedrich Städel (1728–1816). In his foundation letter, he laid the cornerstone for the establishment of an institutional library. In 2009, within the framework of a partnership, the Städel Library placed some 13,000 volumes from its own holdings at the disposal of the art library of Frankfurt’s Goethe-Universität.

Archive

Historical Archive

Contact

To make an inquiry or request an appointment, please contact us at:

The historical archive of the Städel Museum brings together more than 150 years of museum and collection history. It encompasses the records of the Städelsches Kunstinstitut established by the businessman Johann Friedrich Städel in 1815 and the art school affiliated with the museum until 1922. These nearly complete holdings also comprise the records of the Städtische Galerie that became part of the Städel in 1906 as well as the Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung. Over the years, the museum archive has expanded to include the partial estates of a small number of artists (including letters of Victor Müller and the papers of the sculptor Hans Mettel). In May 2019, the archive received the generous donation of the extensive legacy left behind by the artist Ottilie W. Roederstein and her biographer Hermann Jughenn.

The Städel Archive is located in the museum library and is open to scholars with a legitimate research interest.

Museum shop & bookshop

Museum shop & bookshop

Opening hours

Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 11 am – 6 pm
Thu 11 am – 8 pm

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Literature on art

For literature on art, the museum shop is the place to go. The assortment encompasses six thousand titles. The focus is on art books, our own exhibition catalogues, award-winning children’s books, art-related fiction, and selected “Frankfurtensia”. For art connoisseurs and art enthusiasts we moreover have international publications on art, photography and architecture as well as specialist publications on art theory and cultural history on offer.

Gift ideas galore

Looking for an original art item, a gift for a child, fine stationery or just “a bit of Städel” to take with you as a souvenir? On our thematically oriented display tables you’ll find a superb selection of our own articles, including stationery, calendars and postcard sets, as well as unique products we obtain for you from all over the world. Naturally, we’ll be glad to gift-wrap any item you purchase here.

The Städel bookshop was elected the “Buchhandlung des Jahres 2013/2014” (“Bookshop of the Year 2013/2014”) in the specialist bookshop category.

Café & Restaurant

Café & Restaurant

  • Holbein’s Café-Restaurant is located right on the museum premises.
  • You don’t have to hold a museum admission ticket to visit the Städel Café.

Café

Our self-service café is located adjacent to the museum shop. In addition to coffee and tea specialities, we carry an assortment of seasonal offers including sandwiches, salads, cake and cookies. With its incomparable view of the Frankfurt skyline and the River Main, the café is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy, not only for museum visitors.

Opening Hours

Tue–Sun 12 pm – 5 pm

Contact

+49(0)69-605098-197

Holbein’s Café-Restaurant

Set off strikingly against the venerable exterior façade of the Städel Museum, the café/restaurant “Holbein’s” – the recipient of multiple restaurant awards under the culinary direction of Patrick Grossmayer – awaits your visit. Enjoy light cuisine with regional and international influences in a special atmosphere. Our professional team looks forward to serving you.

Contact

Telephone +49(0)69-66056666

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Event management

Event management

Contact

Kerstin Schultheis

Head of Event Management

Apart from its own diverse programme for the public, the Städel Museum also offers a unique setting for selected private events. Conferences, lectures, company gatherings and other festivities are carried out with great success in the Metzler Foyer, the Metzler Hall, and the Städel Garden. To preserve the quality of this atmosphere – which is as special as it is exclusive – the use of the event facilities is reserved solely for our patrons, sponsors and long-term partners.

Questions & Answers

Questions & Answers

Covid Info

Official proof of vaccination or recovery and the obligation to wear a mask during your visit have been suspended: You can visit the Städel Museum without proof of vaccination, recovery, or a negative corona test and without wearing a mouth-nose protection. As a precautionary measure, you may, of course, wear a mouth-nose protection during your visit.

As a precautionary measure for infection control in the course of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Städel Museum kindly asks for self-responsible behaviour during your visit to the museum.

Only come to the Städel Museum if you feel healthy. We kindly ask persons with acute illnesses to refrain from visiting the museum at this time.

Tickets are available in our online shop and at the ticket counter.

If you have any further questions, please contact us via our Contact Form.

Admission prices

You can find the admission prices here.

*Information on the tickets

Admission is free for members of the Städelverein.
Tickets are available in our online shop and at the ticket counter.

Audio guide

Städel Highlights
Discover the highlights of the Städel collection – from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Baroque all the way up to classical modern and contemporary art – with the free audio guide app! Available as a free app for Android and Apple.

Guido Reni
Simply heavenly: The audio guide to the exhibition “GUIDO RENI. The Divine” (11/23/2022–3/5/2023) provides insights into the oeuvre of Guido Reni, onetime star painter of the Italian Baroque. Strong emotions and suspenseful action characterize his works. His special trademark is the heavenward gaze. The vivid portrayals of Guido Reni and his art by the German-Italian TV presenter Ingo Zamperoni make the audio guide an exceptional listening experience. The approximately 60-minute app comprises audio tracks on many of the works in the exhibition along with illustrations. Available for free in the App Store and Google Play Store.

TO THE APP OFFERS

Bags, jackets, food and beverages

For security reasons, bags (larger than DIN A4) and jackets must be checked in the cloakroom. In order to avoid unintended contact with the artworks, no articles of clothing may be carried over your arm in the exhibition rooms.

The consumption of food and beverages is not permitted in the exhibition rooms. It is not permitted to take drinks into the exhibition rooms. All such items can be checked in the cloakroom. There are rooms on the ground floor of the main building for attending to infants and small children.

Barrier-free

For visitors with limited mobility and visitors with prams or pushchairs, the Städel Museum is accessible by way of a lift at the main entrance (Schaumainkai 63).

All floors of the Städel Museum are accessible via a lift which, in addition to wide doors, has low operating elements for wheelchair users. One toilet each on the first floor (1. OG) and in the basement of the exhibition building (UG) is barrier-free. There are sufficient seating possibilities on all floors and in the exhibition rooms. A wheelchair or wheeled walker can be borrowed from the cloakroom.

Visitors with a degree of disability of 50 per cent or more are eligible for the reduced admission fee. If a “B” has been entered in the disability pass, admission is free for one accompanying person.

For reasons of safety, we reserve the right to regulate access to the exhibition galleries with prams/pushchairs when necessary (e.g. in cases of high visitor volume). The museum offers space for parking prams/pushchairs.

Cafés and restaurants

Städel Café
Our self-service café is located adjacent to the museum shop. In addition to coffee and tea specialities, we carry an assortment of seasonal offers including sandwiches, salads, cake and cookies. With its incomparable view of the Frankfurt skyline and the River Main, the café is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy, not only for museum visitors.
Opening times and contact

Holbein's Café-Restaurant
Right next to the Städel Museum, the café/restaurant “Holbein’s” – the recipient of multiple restaurant awards – awaits your visit. Enjoy light cuisine with regional and international influences in a special atmosphere.
Opening times and contact

The Liebieghaus Café
A special tip from those in the know: just a few steps away from the museum is the Café im Liebieghaus, where you can enjoy home-made cakes and other small delicacies.
Opening times and contact

Cloakroom

The use of the cloakroom in the Städel Museum is free of charge. The cloakroom is located to the back right of the main foyer area. Visitors must check jackets, bags (larger than DIN A4), knapsacks, umbrellas and large articles that may not be taken into the exhibition. For reasons of space, it is not possible to check suitcases or trolleys. A 1-Euro coin is needed to use a locker.

We do not accept liability for items checked in the cloakroom or left in the lockers.

Families

Admission is free for children under the age of 12.
Children and youths under 18 years of age are admitted free of charge when accompanied by at least one (related) adult with a valid online ticket, to be presented at the ticket counter. Please have a photo ID or student ID ready.
Please buy a ticket in our Online Shop.

Gift certificates

Gift certificates for 20, 30, and 50 euros are available in the Städel Museum at the ticket counter and in the museum shop. At the Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung, they can be purchased at the ticket counter, in the café, and in the Liebieghaus online shop. Gift certificates can be redeemed for a visit to the Städel Museum and the Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung. In addition, they can also be used for purchases in the museum shops of the Städel Museum and the Liebieghaus, in the Liebieghaus online shop, and in the Liebieghaus café. Gift certificates are not redeemable in the Städel online shop.
Gift certificates are valid for three years from the date of issue unless otherwise indicated on the certificate/voucher (regular limitation period according to § 195 BGB).

Groups

Groups are required to make previous arrangements for their visit:
Telephone: +49(0)69-605098-200
Contact form

Members of groups (minimum group size: 10) are eligible for the reduced fee.

Tue–Fri 14 Euro
Sat–Sun 16 Euro

Guided tours

The Städel Museum offers a wide range of guided tours and events related to the collection and special exhibitions. See all information about the educational programme here.

Information about our digital education offers can be found here.

House rules

Click here for the house rules.

ICOM

Owners of an ICOM-Card can reserve a time slot for their visit in the online shop and will receive their ticket at the ticket counter upon presentation of their proof of entitlement. Please have your reservation, proof of entitlement, and a valid photo ID ready to show upon request.

KUFTI-Ticket

The KUFTI-Ticket for children and youth under 18 years of age permits free admission to the museum. Free tickets are available exclusively at the museum’s daily ticket counter. The KUFTI-Ticket and photo identification or student ID card are to be shown at the ticket counter. Priority admission is not included in this offer.

Persons holding a KUFTI-Ticket can reserve a time slot for their visit in the online shop and will receive their ticket at the ticket counter upon presentation of their proof of entitlement. Please have your reservation, proof of entitlement, and a valid photo ID ready to show upon request.

Liebieghaus Sculpture Collection

Just a few minutes’ walk from the Städel Museum you will find the Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung. There you can see sculptures dating from Ancient Egypt to Neoclassicism in the historical Liebieghaus villa, the gallery buildings and the large, park-like garden.

Schaumainkai 71
60596 Frankfurt am Main
www.liebieghaus.de

Opening hours:
Tue, Wed, Fri–Sun 10 am – 6 pm
Thu 10 am – 9 pm

MuseumsuferCard/-Ticket

MuseumsuferCard

  • The MuseumsuferCard is valid for visits to the permanent collection, as well as to temporary special exhibitions from the museum’s own holdings. You can visit the current special exhibitions “BEFORE DÜRER. The Engraving Becomes Art” (9/28/2022–1/8/2023) and “Michael Müller: The Given Day. Castor & Polydeuces” (10/14/2022–2/19/2023), as well as all of the museum’s collection areas: Old Masters, Modern Art, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings, and Photography. Preferential admission and special events are not included in this offer.

  • Major special exhibitions with international loans are excluded from this offer. Currently, this applies to the exhibition “GUIDO RENI. The Divine” (11/23/2022–3/5/2023). For this exhibition, you can purchase a regular online ticket in our online shop.

  • To participate in the public programme of the Städel Museum, owners of the MuseumsuferCard can receive a participation ticket at the museum ticket counter on the day of the desired event, provided that tickets are still available. Advance booking via the online shop is not possible.

MuseumsuferTicket

  • The MuseumsuferTicket is still valid for all special exhibitions at the Städel Museum. Please note the guidelines for the MuseumsuferTicket.

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Museum shop with bookshop and café

On an area of over two-hundred square metres, the award-winning museum shop offers a comprehensive and diverse range of more than six thousand book titles as well as a wide selection of gift articles. The adjoining self-service cafe with a view of the Frankfurt skyline serves coffee and tea specialities as well as a seasonal range of cake, pastries, sandwiches and salads.

Open on Sundays and public holidays. You can also visit the shop and the café without an admission ticket for the museum.

Opening hours and Contact Museum shop
Opening hours and Contact Café

Online tickets

Tickets are available in our online shop and at the ticket counter. The tickets are valid for a one-time entry for the date and time stated on the ticket. The online ticket can be printed out or scanned in as a mobile ticket from the display of a Smartphone. We regret that it is not possible to exchange or return an online ticket.

  • The timed ticket entitles you to a one-time entry to the museum for the date and time stated on the ticket. It is valid for the Städel collection and all special exhibitions. Every ticket will be accepted only once at the admissions control point.
  • Please be sure to stick to the time slot you have chosen for your visit.
  • Children (dependents) under 18 in the company of at least one adult holding a valid online ticket will be granted admission free of charge.
  • No subsequent returns or refunds.
  • Persons holding a press ID, MuseumsuferCard/-Ticket, voucher, or other special entitlement can reserve a time slot for their visit in the online shop and will receive their ticket at the ticket counter upon presentation of their proof of entitlement. Please have your reservation, proof of entitlement, and a valid photo ID ready to show upon request.
Opening hours

See all the general and special opening hours on Information & Service.

Parking

Please be advised that there are no special parking spaces for museum visitors directly at the museum. We therefore recommend that you use the nearby multi-storey car parks.

Parking for cars
Multi-storey car parks are located within walking distance of approximately 10 minutes from the museum. Names and addresses:
Alt-Sachsenhausen: Walter-Kolb-Strasse 16 (B43)
Am Theater: Willy-Brandt-Platz 5
Untermainanlage: Untermainanlage 1

Parking for coaches
No reservations can be made for coach parking spots.
The following coach parks are located in the vicinity of the Städel Museum: map

Photos, Audio and Video Files

Regarding the use of camera, audio and video recorders:
The use of photo cameras (without flash) for private purpose is permitted in the collection and the special exhibitions, except where explicity indicated otherwise for certain works. Flashes, additional lightning devices, tripods, selfie sticks or other equipment is not permitted.

Cameras, audio and video recorders may be used for commercial or publication reasons only with written permission from the Städel Museum. To obtain permission, please contact our press department prior to your visit. For the commercial use of photographs, audio and video recordings, as well as for the use of additional lighting devices (flashes, video lights, etc.), tripods, selfie sticks or other equipment, permission must be granted previously by the Städel Museum.

If you like to aquire illustrations of our art works and rights for reproduction, please contact our agency bpk. This picture archive does the delivery of digital data and there you can do investigation work in a data-bank.

Press requests

For press requests please visit our Newsroom. The Städel Newsroom is our offer for journalists, bloggers and online multipliers. There you will find a wealth of information and material on the Städel Museum’s exhibitions and projects for use in the media.

Public Domain

The Städel Museum has more than 24,000 works of art in the public-domain (i.e. artworks no longer under copyright protection) and has now made them available for download free of charge via the Digital Collection. These images are in the public-domain and may be downloaded, edited, remixed, shared, reproduced in any format, and used for any purpose. We kindly ask to be mentioned as ‘Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main’. Entirely in keeping with the wishes of the museum’s founder, the aim of this service is to make the Städel collection available to the public and further the public enjoyment of common cultural assets.

Public transport

Underground lines U1, U2, U3, and U8 (to “Schweizer Platz”)

Tram lines 15 and 16 (to “Otto-Hahn-Platz”)

On foot approximately 10 minutes from the central railway station via Holbeinsteg Bridge

Seating

Throughout the entire building as well as in the special exhibitions seating is available. Folding stools are only at your disposal in the permanent collection. Due to space contraints, their use is not permitted in the special exhibition.

Städelverein/Städelclub

For members of the Städelverein and the Städelclub, admission to the collections and all exhibitions is free of charge at all times. Prior registration ist not necessary.

Visitor service and tour inquiries

For questions, suggestions, tour inquiries and other information please contact our Visitor service, available from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Telephone +49(0)69-605098-200, or write us through our Contact form.

WiFi

We offer all our visitors access to WiFi free of charge. Just connect your mobile device with the “Staedel_WiFi” and discover our digital offers for your visit to the Städel! No password is necessary.

Learning more

Our museum education staff will guide you through the interesting backgrounds behind the collection and the exhibitions.

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Private individuals, companies or foundations – anyone can contribute to the Städel Museum and help continue its history into the future.

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Masterworks

From Botticelli to Bacon: 700 years of European art under one roof

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