The Art of visiting Frankfurt Germany

Frankfurt am Main will once again be attracting visitors from around the world in 2012 with an exciting range of special events. Whether it’s a top-class international art exhibition or a traditional folk fair, the Main metropolis has something for absolutely everyone. What’s more, the city’s existing establishments are continuing to expand their offer range, thus increasing the entertainment opportunities available to locals and visitors alike.

The renowned Städel Museum will celebrate the opening a brand-new underground exhibition hall. This magnificent new chamber, which had plenty of natural light thanks to its circular skylights, will be serving as the new home of the Städel’s vast collection of contemporary art.

A spectacular Jeff Koons exhibition will provide yet another Frankfurt event highlight. Conceived in co-operation with the artist, the Liebieghaus Sculpture Museum and Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt will be putting this unique exhibition on show. Jeff Koons ranks amongst the world’s most influential and celebrated creators of contemporary art. While the Liebieghaus will be displaying a comprehensive range of his most significant sculptures, the Schirn will be focusing on the lesser known artworks of Jeff Koons. Together with the exhibition at the Schirn, the sculpture collection on display at the historical Liebieghaus villa and in its surrounding gardens will represent the largest Koons exhibition ever to have been assembled.

The Main metropolis will once again find itself under the spotlight with the Luminale 12 coming to town. Running parallel to “Light+Building”, the leading international architecture and technology fair, this night-time event will be illuminating a variety of structures throughout the city by way of special light shows and projections. Special presentations and activities on the subject of light and illumination will be on offer at many of the buildings taking part in the event. After which Frankfurt will be welcoming the return of the very popular Museum Night.

Here, over 40 museums and a similar number of art galleries will be joining up to present a spectacular art and culture programme lasting well into the early morning hours. Aside from the exhibitions themselves, the event will also feature special guided tours, live music, dance and theatre performances, readings, workshops, parties and plenty of international cuisine.

Finally, on the last weekend in August, it will be time once again for the annual Museum Embankment Festival. This spectacular open-air celebration is without a doubt the cultural highlight of the year. With this festival, Frankfurt pays tribute to its magnificent museums, which will be offering visitors of all ages a colourful range of programmes on show late into the night.

Meanwhile, the festival’s riverside fringe programme, consisting of music,international cuisine and countless live performances, will turn this unique cultural celebration into a truly memorable experience.

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