Porzellan Museum Frankfurt
The Porzellan Museum is open for you every Saturday and Sunday between 11 am and 6 pm. Guided tours also take place. Visit our calendar of events for a booking.
In the noble palace built by Franz von Kronberg between 1577 and 1580, the Historisches Museum Frankfurt has been presenting around 1,800 Höchst faiences and porcelain since 1994, mainly from the Rococo and Neoclassical periods. The Porzellan Museum Frankfurt is one of 56 museums in the German-speaking realm that specialise in ceramics. In the Porzellan Museum Frankfurt, there are currently three exhibitions and one special exhibition.
The Kronberger Haus
The Kronberger Haus was built in the 16th century in the style of the Late Renaissance. A house whose design was very progressive for its time, its function changed over the centuries from a noble palace to a print workshop and then a tobacco factory, and later served as a town hall, school, library and the station for the Höchst voluntary fire brigade.
Since the end of the 15th century, members of the von Cronberg family held high administrative posts in the Electorate of Mainz and carried out the administration for the Mainz electors in Höchst and other towns. In the same manner, Franz von Cronberg (1545-1605), who built the Kronberger Haus, worked as a bailiff from 1579 up until his death. In 1570, he married Katharina von Hattstein († 1615), who bore five of his children. He had the house built for him and his family from 1577 to 1580 in the style of the Late Renaissance. The house’s design was very progressive for its time, as proved by a few reminiscences of construction.
The Höchst Voluntary Fire Brigade has been situated in Kronberger Hof since 1879. Following the relocation of the city administration to the Bolongaropalast in 1909, the property gradually decayed. In 1984, Hoechst AG funded the first renovation of the property so that it could be used for cultural purposes. In 1989, an arson attack devastated the building completely. After completion of the second restoration, the Historisches Museum Frankfurt took on Kronberger Haus in 1994 as a branch.
Patricia Stahl, curator of the Historiches Museum Frankfurt, is responsible for the establishment, management and scientific support of the Kronenberg Haus. The three Höchst porcelain collections are presented over around 1,000 m2 of exhibition space in the Kronberger Haus.
Opening hours & admission
On the following holidays, the museum is open from 11 am and 6 pm:
Good Friday, April 7, 2023
Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023
Easter Monday, April 10, 2023
May Day, Monday, May 1, 2023
Ascension Day, Thursday, May 18, 2023
Whit Sunday, May 28, 2023
The museum will be closed on the following days:
Shrove Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Whit Monday, May 29, 2023
Wäldchestag, Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Corpus Christi, Thursday, June 8, 2023
Groups with min. 20 people: €2 per person
Young persons up to 18 years: admission is free!
Tel +49 69 212-36712 or 212-45474 (Management PMF, Patricia Stahl)
Tel +49 69 212-35154 (Visitor’s service)
Tel +49 69 212-35154
Fax +49 69 212-42078
Tel +49 69 212-36712 or 212-45474
Car parks can be found here.
Tram line 11 (Zuckschwerdtstraße / terminus)
Your rmv timetable can be found here.