Money Museum of the Deutsche Bundesbank

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ATTENTION: Temporarily closed from 15th March on!

The Geldmuseum of the Deutsche Bundesbank not only presents a cross-section of historical coin and banknote collections, but also vividly depicts the complex inter-relationships between money and monetary policy. Focus is on the conditions for and effects of a stable currency and the special role of the central banks for the economy. The Museum always endeavours to be highly topical: it documents European monetary policy and the European System of Central Banks. To illustrate fundamental questions on monetary policy the Museum also repeatedly resorts to the historical experiences of German currency and note issuing banks. Making the past beneficial for the future is the Museum's goal. To make the abstract world of monetary and economic policy tangible, alongside traditional museum media such as exhibits, illustrations and texts, the Bundesbank also employs films, sophisticated computer games and interactive teaching programmes.

Geldnotenschwarm, Geldmuseum der Deutschen Bundesbank, Fotograf: Bert BostelmannGoldbarrenvitrine, Geldmuseum der Deutschen Bundesbank, Fotograf Frank Rumpenhorst

The approximately 830 m2 exhibition area is divided in six "stages" on special theme sections, the first being numismatics and money technology. The remaining five sections are devoted to monetary policy and the central bank.

Geldnotenschwarm Geldmuseum der Deutschen Bundesbank Fotograf Frank Rumpenhorst

How is cash produced? What is book money? How does monetary policy work and what exactly does a central bank do? What role does money play in a globalised world? These and many more money-related questions are answered with the help of eye-catching and incisive exhibits, appealing installations and more than 60 multimedia stations loaded with games and interactive information. The topics are approached from both a current and a historical perspective. In addition, there is a 360° cinema and the chance for visitors to touch a genuine bar of gold.

The exhibition is accessible to persons with disabilities and has been designed in two languages (German and English). Groups can book tours, workshops and lectures on current topics at www.bundesbank.de/en/bundesbank/money-museum.

Admission is free.

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Museum Shop
  • Geldmuseum of the Deutsche Bundesbank

    Geldmuseum der Deutschen Bundesbank
    Wilhelm-Epstein-Straße 14
    D 60431 Frankfurt am Main
    Telefon +49 (0) 69 95663073
    Fax +49 (0) 69 95664059
    geldmuseum@bundesbank.de
    www.geldmuseum.de

    The range of products available from the money museum's shop in the foyer and online (site is German only) comprises books, information media and gift articles all about the subject of money, for example, plastic sacks containing half a million Euros' worth of old, but genuine, bank notes - shredded.

Meals and Drinks
  • Geldmuseum of the Deutsche Bundesbank

    Geldmuseum der Deutschen Bundesbank
    Wilhelm-Epstein-Straße 14
    D 60431 Frankfurt am Main
    Telefon +49 (0) 69 95663073
    Fax +49 (0) 69 95664059
    geldmuseum@bundesbank.de
    www.geldmuseum.de

    The money museum's cafeteria offers a small selection of snacks and drinks.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, Sunday 9 am - 17 pm
Closed Saturdays

 

Directions
Geldmuseum der Deutschen Bundesbank
Wilhelm-Epstein-Stra├če 14
60431 Frankfurt am Main
Phone +49 (0) 69 95663073
Fax +49 (0) 69 95664059