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Guided tours

For bookings of guided tours please contact us:

Information and registration
Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tel. ++49 (0)69-212-35154
Fax ++49 (0)69-212-42078
E-Mail: besucherservice(at)historisches-museum-frankfurt.de

or use our guided tour inquiry form.

A City Joins In – Frankfurt and Nazism

How could National Socialism arise in 1933? Why did people in Frankfurt go along with it, even though the city had previously been considered particularly liberal and had a large Jewish population? Was the Nazi regime really over in 1945? 
The dialogical tour leads to some of the 19 typical urban places. They could be in any city. But the biographies, stories and objects all relate to Frankfurt. They show how much the NS determined public life and private everyday life. 
Our visitors´ service informs you and helps by your booking!

Grade: from 9th grade
Number of participants: max. 30 participants
Duration: about 2 hours
Price: from 15 students €4 per person (incl. admission, two accompanying persons free, each further reduced admission); up to 15 students €60 flat-rate
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Visiting the Staufer period - Frankfurt becomes a city

On more than 250 sqm the medieval Frankfurt is brought back to life. Archaeological finds and objects made of metal, seals and other objects as well as a large model show the development of the Staufer period in Frankfurt. Through the ruins of the old city wall from the 13th century and the late Middle Ages, past a fountain and some water pipes made of wood and stone, you look down into an open canal at one point, which drained the city centre since the Staufer era.

Grade level: 8th grade and up
Number of participants: max. 30 participants
Duration: about 2 hours
Price: from 15 students €4 per person (incl. admission, two accompanying persons free, each further reduced admission); up to 15 students €60 flat-rate
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Up to the Toll Tower - Stories of tolls, time and battlements

The dialogical tour takes you up a spiral staircase through the four floors of the historic Toll Tower at the old Frankfurt harbour. The Toll Tower with its square ground plan is one of the few remaining late-gothic towers of the former city walls from the middle of the 15th century. The relationship between the port and trade, customs and tax duties and the activities of the "Rentamt" are explained in detail on specific objects. Take a look over old Frankfurt and, starting from the historic tower clockwork, explore the city's time measurement in different centuries.

Grade level: 8th grade and up
Number of participants: max. 30 participants
Duration: about 90 minutes
Price: from 15 students €4 per person (incl. admission, two accompanying persons free, each further reduced admission); up to 15 students €60 flat-rate
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Frankfurt collectors and donors

In this guided tour with interactive elements, collecting is the central theme. From the history of the collections to the chambers of art and curiosities and the modern museum: What is collected at different times and how? Who collects and why? The history of Frankfurt's collectors also leads to the history of the Historical Museum Frankfurt: How did Frankfurt's oldest municipal museum actually come into being? There are numerous objects to be discovered in the exhibition "Frankfurt Collectors and Donors".

Grade level: 9th grade and up
Number of participants: max. 30 participants
Duration: about 90 minutes
Price: from 15 students €4 per person (incl. admission, two accompanying persons free, each further reduced admission); up to 15 students €60 flat-rate
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Frankfurt and the National Socialism

Frankfurt's history during National Socialism (1933-1945) is present in all permanent exhibitions.
The selected objects are displayed throughout the entire museum. It shows how quickly the formerly liberal Frankfurt followed the NS ideology. Municipal offices, companies and research institutions were involved in racial ideology, war and mass murder. You will come across the personal fates and memories of contemporary witnesses of the NS. Particularly impressive are the exhibits that show the destruction of downtown Frankfurt by the Allied bombardments, but also evidence of the Frankfurt Auschwitz trials (1963-68). Two stations in the Collector's Museum show the museum's own involvement with NS history.

Grade level: 9th grade and up
Number of participants: max. 30 participants
Duration: about 90 minutes
Price: from 15 students €4 per person (incl. admission, two accompanying persons free, each further reduced admission); up to 15 students €60 flat-rate
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Frankfurt on the move - a city with a migration background

Throughout the entire museum you will find exhibits that reflect the diversity of the city.
Immigration has been the norm in Frankfurt since the early Middle Ages: Since the 12th century, the trade fair city on the Main has grown mainly due to its convenient location and trade fair industry. People came here or got stranded here. This has always been and still is particularly relevant for traders, service providers and producers - and for refugees from near and far. Today Frankfurt is the city of "superdiversity" in Germany. No other city is home to so many people from so many different cultures - and all together they make their mark on Frankfurt. The tour leads through the entire museum: from the "Staufer era" to the Collector's Museum to "Frankfurt Once?" and "Frankfurt Now!".

Grade level: 9th grade and up
Number of participants: max. 30 participants
Duration: about 90 minutes
Price: from 15 students €4 per person (incl. admission, two accompanying persons free, each further reduced admission); up to 15 students €60 flat-rate
Book here.