Literature

Frankfurt am Main is not only famous for being the native city of Goethe, but is also one of the major book and literature centres in Germany. Several of the key institutions of the German book trade, such as the international book fair, the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (German Booksellers Association), the Mediacampus Frankfurt (specialized school for the German book trade) and the German National Library, are based here. Literature Museums, such as the Goethe-Haus, the Caricatura Museum Frankfurt (Museum of Comic Art) and the Struwwelpeter Museum (Shockheaded Peter Museum), offer a vibrant programme of exhibitions and events throughout the year.

Museums & Institutes

  • Frankfurter Goethe Museum – Goethe House

    Johann Wolfgang Goethe's parental home as a memorial place with a painting gallery, a manuscripts archive, a print collection and a library

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  • Museum of Comic Art – Caricatura Museum

    Exhibition of the various aspects of satirical art

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  • Stoltze-Museum

    Museum for the Frankfurt dialect poet, journalist and satirist Friedrich Stoltze
    -- temporarily closed! --

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  • Struwwelpeter-Museum/Heinrich-Hoffmann-Museum

    The museum has cultivated memories of the Frankfurt physician and poet, who achieved worldwide fame as the author of the picture book classic Struwwelpeter

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