Information &
Service

Opening hours

Opening hours

Museum

Tue, Wed, Sat, Sun

10 am – 6 pm

Thu, Fri

10 am – 9 pm

Mon

closed


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Special Opening Hours

24 December 2018 closed
25 December 2018 10 am – 6 pm
26 December 2018 10 am – 6 pm
31 December 2018 closed
1 January 2019 11 am – 6 pm

Library & Mediatheque

Tue, Wed, Fri 10 am – 5 pm
Thu 10 am - 8 pm

Please note
On 23 & 26 October 2018 Library & Mediatheque will be closed.
On 25 October 2018 Library & Mediatheque close at 5 pm.

Study Room of the Department of Prints and Drawings

Wed 2 – 5 pm
Thu 2 – 7 pm
Fri 2 – 5 pm

Please note
The Department of Prints and Drawings will be closed from 27 September to 9 November 2018.

Tickets

Ticket Prices

Adults Reduced* Families* Groups*
Tue–Fri 14 € 12 € 24 € 12 € / person
Sat–Sun, holidays 16 € 14 € 24 € 14 € / person
Tue–Fri Sat–Sun, holidays
Adults* 14 € 16 €
Reduced* 12 € 14 €
Families* 24 € 24 €
Groups* 12 € / person 14 € / person


* Information on ticket prices

Admission is free for children under the age of 12.
Groups are required to make previous arrangements for their visit.

Admission is free for members of the Städelverein.
The Museumsufer-Card is available at the cashier’s desk.*

Online tickets

Avoid the long queues for admission to the museum.

Purchase tickets

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”
Bus 46 to “Städel”

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
Contacts

Contacts

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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. Subscribe to the newsletter here

Study Room of Prints and Drawings

Study Room of the Department of Prints and Drawings

Opening hours

Wed 2 – 5 pm
Thu 2 – 7 pm
Fri 2 – 5 pm

Please note
The Department of Prints and Drawings will be closed from 27 September to 9 November 2018.

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

Tue, Wed, Fri 10 am – 5 pm
Thu 10 am – 8 pm

Please note
On 23 & 26 October 2018 Library & Mediatheque will be closed.
On 25 October 2018 Library & Mediatheque close at 5 pm.

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.

Museum shop & bookshop

Museum shop & bookshop

Opening hours

Tue, Wed, Sat, Sun 10 am – 6 pm
Thu, Fri 10 am – 9 pm

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.

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, Wed, Sat, Sun 10 am – 6 pm
Thu, Fri 10 am – 7 pm

Contact

+49(0)69-605098-197
cafe@staedelmuseum.de

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.

Opening hours

Tue–Sun 10 am – midnight
closed Mondays

Event management

Event management

Contact

Kerstin Schultheis

Head of Event Management
Telephone +49(0)69-605098-262
schultheis@staedelmuseum.de

Chiara Lucchese

Telephone +49(0)69-605098-168
lucchese@staedelmuseum.de

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

Admission prices

Mon–Fri: 14 euros, reduced 12 euros, family ticket 24 euros
Sat–Sun, holidays: 16 euros, reduced 14 euros, family ticket 24 euros

Admission is free for children under the age of 12.

The ticket is valid for the entire Städel Museum including all exhibitions.

*Information on the Admission Prices

Admission is free for members of the Städelverein.

Avoid the long queues for admission to the museum. Purchase your ticket online at tickets.staedelmuseum.de.

Audio guide

“Vasarely” exhibition
For the Vasarely exhibition there is an audio guide in German and English. The audio tour to the Vasarely exhibition is available as a free app for Android and Apple. Please bring your own headphones. The audio guide can also be hired at the ticket desk for 4.5 euros, or 8 euros for two.
More about the Vasarely audio guide

“Laserstein” exhibition
For the Laserstein exhibition there is an audio guide in German and English. The audio tour to the Laserstein exhibition is available as a free app for Android and Apple. Please bring your own headphones. The audio guide can also be hired at the ticket desk for 4.5 euros, or 8 euros for two.
More about the Laserstein audio guide

Städel Collection
There is also 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.

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).

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.

Booking

Booking is required for all events related to the Laserstein and Vasarely exhibition. To make your booking, please call +49(0)69-605098-200 or write to info@staedelmuseum.de. Some offers can also be booked online through our Ticket Shop.

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. You can also visit the café without an admission ticket for the museum.
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 under the culinary direction of Mario Lohninger – 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.

For groups, a group cloakroom is available in the Metzler Foyer (basement, level -1). Please ask our security staff.

Events

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.

Contact Event Management

Families

Family tickets are available at the price of 24 euros for families of up to two adults with their own children and grandchildren under the age of 18.
Families wishing to reserve tickets online can purchase two online tickets prior to their visit and will then receive free passes for their own children or grandchildren at the entrance.

Gift certificates

Admission vouchers can be given as gift certificates. Admission vouchers can be purchased at the ticket desk for 20 euros; sales are restricted to a maximum of four per person. The vouchers are valid for three years from the date of issue.

Groups

Pre-booking is generally required for all groups at tel. +49(0)69-605098-200, info@staedelmuseum.de.
In the Städel Museum, persons accompanying groups of children are responsible for their supervision (teachers, kindergarten teachers, etc.).

Admission prices for groups:
The members of groups (minimum group size: 10) are eligible for the reduced fee.
Day-care groups and school classes: admission free to 6th form
School classes 7th form and over and students, min. group size 10: 3 euros per person

Guided tours

The Städel Museum offers a wide range of guided tours and events related to the collection and special exhibitions. More information

Moreover, you can choose to book individual tours. Pre-booking is generally required for all groups. Tours are available in English, German, French, Italian, Russian, Dutch and Japanese. Inquiries and bookings at tel. +49(0)69-605098-200, info@staedelmuseum.de.

ICOM

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

House rules

Click here for the house rules.

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

Museum Embankment Card

The Museum Embankment Card and Museum Embankment Ticket entitle their holders to free admission to all participating Frankfurt museums and their special exhibitions. 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. 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.

www.museumsufercard.de

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 tickets.staedelmuseum.de and entitle holders to priority admission to the Städel Museum. The tickets are valid for one day. 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 tickets.staedelmuseum.de. 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.

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 Artothek www.artothek.de. 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.

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, with no queueing.

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 email info@staedelmuseum.de

Waiting times

Please note that, depending on visitor numbers, you may sometimes have to wait, either for admission or at service points in the museum such as the cloakroom, issue counter for audio guides, etc. Avoid waiting for admission by buying an online ticket at tickets.staedelmuseum.de. With an online ticket, you gain direct admission to the museum without having to queue at the ticket desk.

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.

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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Masterworks

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