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Temporarily closed!

The Städel Museum is closed temporarily. The Städel is thus observing the official precautionary measures to contain the corona pandemic.

Opening hours

Opening hours

Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun

10 am–6 pm


10 am–9 pm



Please note

Currently the collection of Old Masters is only accessible to a limited extent due to renovations.

Special Opening Hours

1 May 2021 10 am – 6 pm
13 May 2021 10 am – 6 pm
23 May 2021 10 am – 6 pm
24 May 2021 10 am – 6 pm
3 June 2021 10 am – 6 pm

Library & Mediatheque

Library & Mediatheque will be closed temporarily.

Wed 1 – 5 pm

Please note: In order to comply with the protective measures against the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19), please register in advance via . Visitors are required to wear mouth- and nose protection.

Study Room of the Department of Prints and Drawings

The Study Room of the Department of Prints and Drawings will be closed temporarily.

Wed, Fri 2 – 5 pm
Thu 2 – 7 pm

Please note: In order to comply with the protective measures against the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19), please register in advance via . Visitors are required to wear mouth- and nose protection.


Ticket Prices

Please buy a timed online ticket before your visit.

One price for all
Tue–Sun 14 €
One price for all 14 €

*Information on the tickets
Admission is free for children under the age of 12.

Online tickets

Please purchase a timed ticket before your visit.

Purchase tickets

Free Admission for members

Admission is free for members of the Städelverein.


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



Visitor Services & Guided Tours

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

Contact form


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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.



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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. Subscribe to the newsletter here

Study Room of Prints and Drawings

Study Room of the Department of Prints and Drawings


Telephone +49(0)69-605098-105

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


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.


Historical Archive


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

Museum shop & bookshop will be closed prospectively until and including 18 April 2021.

Contact and order service

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.


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.



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.


Telephone +49(0)69-66056666

View the Holbein's website

Event management

Event management

Please note

Until further notice, no events will be offered.


Kerstin Schultheis

Head of Event Management

Hannah Krämer

Chiara Lucchese

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

Temporarily closed

The Städel Museum is closed temporarily. The Städel is thus observing the official precautionary measures to contain the corona pandemic.

Please note: Rules for Hygiene and General Conduct
  • 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.
  • Keep a distance of at least 1 ½ to 2 meters between yourself and other persons.
  • Wash your hands regularly and observe the mandatory sneeze- and cough etiquette.
  • Absolutely no liquids are allowed in the galleries and exhibition areas - this includes hand sanitzer.
  • Be considerate of other visitors:
    . Stay to the right in order to keep the required distance between yourself and oncoming persons.
    . Wait your turn at narrow passageways and stairs and walk when the area is free of traffic.
    . Enter smaller rooms first when the required distance of 1 ½ to 2 meters can be maintained between visitors.
    . Do not linger too long in front of single exhibition pieces, so that other visitors have the opportunity to view the artworks as well.
  • Use of the elevators is reserved for disabled persons or visitors with limited mobility. Please adhere to the rules regarding hygiene while inside the elevators and keep a safe distance when allowing passengers to exit before you enter.
Admission prices

You can find the admission prices here.

Admission is free for members of the Städelverein.
Please buy a timed ticket before your visit in our Online Shop.

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.

Städel Collection
There is an audio guide to the Städel collection. Put your own tour together according to your interests, favourite subjects and mood. The audio guide offers lots of suggestions for a different visit to the museum every time. The audio guide is available in German, English, Spanish and French.

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.


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).

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
The Café will remain closed pending further notice.

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


The use of the cloakroom in the Städel Museum is free of charge. The cloakroom is located to the left of the main foyer area and 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.

For groups, a group cloakroom is available in the cloakroom to the left of the main foyer area. Please ask our security staff.

Creative Commons

The Städel Museum has now made more than 22,000 works in its Digital Collection available for free downloading under the Creative Commons licence CC BY-SA 4.0. This licence enables anyone interested in art to reproduce and share the images of artworks in the public domain, as well as to use and process them for any purpose, provided the Städel Museum is identified in a credit line. Popular works in the Städel collection are thus available for free downloading by way of the Digital Collection. Entirely in keeping with the wishes of the museum’s founder, the aim of this new service is to make the Städel collection available to the public and further the public enjoyment of common cultural assets. More information about Creative Commons can be found here.


Until further notice, no events or guided tours will be offered. Information about our digital education offers can be found here.


Children (dependents) under 18 in the company of at least one adult holding a valid online ticket will be granted admission free of charge. Please buy a ticket in our Online Shop.

Gift certificates

Gift certificates are available for purchase at the museum cashier’s desk. Gift certificates are valid for a visit to the Städel Museum, the Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung, the Café at the Städel and the Café im Liebieghaus and the Liebieghaus 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).


Visitors are not allowed to form groups with one another.

Guided tours

The Städel Museum’s educational programme is back. See all information here.

Information about our digital education offers can be found here.

House rules

Click here for the house rules.


Owners of an ICOM-Card receive free admission and can get a free pass at the group cash register.


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 desk. The KUFTI-Ticket and photo identification or student ID card are to be shown at the ticket desk. It is not possible to obtain free tickets in the Online-Shop. Priority admission is not included in this offer.

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

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

Museum Embankment Card

The Museum Embankment Card and Museum Embankment Ticket entitle their holders to free admission to all participating Frankfurt museums. Priority admission is not covered by the offer and unfortunately also not possible during special exhibitions. Please consult the museum cooperation pool guidelines for the Museum Embankment Card and the Museum Embankment Ticket (in German). On presentation of your Museum Embankment Card or Museum Embankment Ticket plus photo ID at the desk, you will be issued a free admission ticket.

Please note
Limitations to the conditions for use of the Museum Embankment Card will take effect at the Städel Museum beginning 1 January 2022. The card is valid for admission to the permanent collections, as well as alternating special exhibitions from the museum’s own holdings. Large special exhibitions with international loans are not included. The yearly event „Nacht der Museen“ is not affected.

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

Opening hours

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

Online tickets

Online tickets are available at and entitle holders to priority admission to the Städel Museum. 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.

You can also purchase online tickets with your Smartphone. With your Smartphone browser, go to Your ticket will be scanned in via the display of your phone when you enter the museum and does not have to be presented as a print-out.

Please note: Reduced-fee tickets can be purchased only at the Städel Museum cashier’s desk. Valid identification is required.
Please buy a timed onlinet ticket before your visit.

  • 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. This will enable us to coordinate the influx of visitors in such a way as to maintain the hygiene regulations.
  • Please go to the main entrance and wait at the marked waiting positions. Our staff will regulate admission and scan your ticket.
  • Please observe the rules of hygiene during 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.

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 or transparencies and there you can do investigation work in a data-bank.

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

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.


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.


For members of the Städelverein and the Städelclub, admission to the collections and all exhibitions is free of charge at all times.

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.


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.

To the Individual guided tour

Ask us

Information on the cloakroom, accessibility, waiting times, etc. – we’re happy to answer all your questions.

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