Museum Embankment Festival
Paying homage to the city's rivers and museums from August 23 to 25, the Museum Embankment Festival (Museumsuferfest) draws over three million visitors to Frankfurt am Main, to celebrate one of Europe’s largest cultural events. Enjoy art, music, culture and food in Frankfurt's most distinguished cultural district.
A festival on museum row
As the name might suggest, the festival is strategically located near the largest concentration of museums in Frankfurt, on the embankment of the river Main. All museums can be visited at a special price for those wearing the special festival badge. While the museums are very famous and well worth a visit, it is the festive setup of stalls, tents, huts and funfair rides all around the museum district that attracts the crowds.
Food is also an important part of the festival, with stalls offering tasty bites from all over the world. Of course, you can also get acquainted with German cuisine. There will be a varied musical programme taking place across dozens of stages on both sides of the river. Immerse yourself in art and craft stalls and food from all around the world, all on Frankfurt’s famous museum row.
Riverside celebrations in Frankfurt
As it’s an outdoor festival, many city gardens prove to be buzzing hotspots year after year, such as the garden behind the Ethnology Museum (Weltkulturen Museum) as well as the jazz garden near the historic Villa Metzler, part of the Museum of Applied Art (Museum für Angewandte Kunst).
The festival culminates in a majestic fireworks display on the night of Sunday, August 25 at 10.30pm, which is, of course, accompanied by exciting music.
Getting to the Museum Embankment Festival
Thumb photo: © Holger Ullmann, courtesy of Frankfurt Tourism