Frankfurt, the 2nd-largest metropolis in Germany, is a leading financial center in the world and the largest in continental Europe. It is among Germany’s prominent city which doesn’t reflect its fascinating cultural aspect to the people on first sight. To discover the cultural facet of Frankfurt more, the city needs to be explored extensively.
The Museum Embankment Festival, popularly called Museumsurferfest, is one such important event which prominently portrays Frankfurt’s image to be beyond finance and commerce. This festival has made Frankfurt a great cultural destination for scores of tourists from worldwide.
This unique summer festival is held in August every year on the south bank of River Main. It is not only the finest and greatest cultural event in Germany, but one of the largest festivals in Europe. The festival is dedicated to the museums in the city of Frankfurt.
The three-day-long Museum Embankment Festival is a big attraction for millions of visitors from Germany, Europe and different parts of the world. The museums on River Main’s south bank such as Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Museum für Volkerkunde, Deutsches Filmmuseum, Deutsches Architektur Museum, Museum für Post und Kommunikation, Stadelsches Kunstinstitut and Liebieghaus are among the prominent ones to open their doors to visitors until late night.
Whether you are a communication aficionado, architecture lover or a film buff, the museums in Frankfurt have something for everyone. For those interested in applied arts, the best place to visit is the Museum für Angewandte. If you are keen to know more about ethnography, the Museum für Volkerkunde or Ethnographic Museum is the perfect place for you. For film buffs, the Deutsches Filmmuseum is ready to welcome you. Here you will get opportunity to learn about the history of Francophone Film. For lovers of architecture, the best place to visit is the Museum on German Architecture or the Deutsches Architektur. To gain knowledge about the history of communication in Germany, consider visiting the Museum für Post und Kommunikation. Those who are passionate about Modern Art may want to visit the Stadelsches Kunstinstitut. To have a glimpse of museum of statues of all times, the best place to visit is the Liebieghaus museum.
The Museum Embankment in Frankfurt was conceived in the 1980s to showcase cultural ethos of the city in a single place. Old villas were transformed and modernized to house museums. Thus, River Main’s south bank became home to 10 popular museums in the city. Over the years, this area became a prime destination for tourists and thus the Museum Embankment Festival took birth and is being celebrated on the last weekend of August every year. The river front has now become one of the best destinations for summer outing, particularly in August, when the festival is being held.
During this period a festive aura is all around. The festival offers a great opportunity to participate in varied events, shows, street performances, theater shows and live music. The numerous stalls at the venue offer foodies excellent chance to gorge on delicacies from all over Europe. The Museum Embankment Festival finally concludes with a dazzling fireworks show.