Deutsches Architekturmuseum

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"To make architecture the subject of public debate", was the declared goal of the German Museum of Architecture (DAM) on its founding in 1979 - then the only museum of its kind on the European continent. The Museum building opened in 1984 is a design by Oswald Mathias Ungers. Eye-opening feature in this refurbished villa is a quadratic spatial raster with the integrated "House in house" - a veritable envoy of architecture. Throughout the year the DAM presents modern German and foreign architecture via changing major and smaller exhibitions. On the basis of large-scale models, a permanent parallel exhibition depicts mankind's building and settlement history, from the primeval hut to present-day high-rise urbanizations.

Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Außenansicht © Moritz BernoullyDeutsches Architekturmuseum, 3. Obergeschoss © Moritz Bernoully

The DAM's outstanding architectural collection is a virtual treasure trove: 160,000 plans, 500 models and various pieces of furniture, depict-ing all tendencies and periods of the 20th century. Engravings, sketches and drawings from Schinkel to Gehry, from Mies van der Rohe to Archigram provide material for exhibitions with historic themes. To learn more about architecture visit the DAM Presence-Library with about than 25,000 books and magazines, or access DAM in internet.

Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Erdgeschoss, Uwe Dettmar

Municipal museum of the City of Frankfurt

Free admission for children and young persons under 18

Museum Shop
  • Deutsches Architekturmuseum

    In addition to the exhibition catalogues and postcards, the front desk also sells a selection of books on architecture for further reading. These publications can also be purchased online.

Meals and Drinks
  • Café in the Deutsches Architekturmuseum

    The Café (German site only) serves cold and warm snacks, drinks and pastries. It is located in the foyer of the museum and offers a view of the Main with the Frankfurt skyline.

Opening hours

Tuesday, Thursday to Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 8 pm
Closed Mondays


Deutsches Architekturmuseum
Schaumainkai (Museumsufer) 43
60596 Frankfurt am Main
Phone +49 (0) 69 212 38844
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Fax +49 (0) 69 212 36386