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Naturmuseum Senckenberg

The Naturmuseum Senckenberg in Frankfurt is the second largest museum of natural history in Germany. It is particularly popular with children, who enjoy the extensive collection of dinosaur skeletons: Senckenberg boasts the largest exhibition of large dinosaurs in Europe. One particular treasure is a dinosaur fossil with unique, preserved scaled skin. The museum contains the world's largest and most diverse collection of stuffed birds with about 2000 specimens. In 2004, almost 400,000 people visited the museum. Today, visitors are greeted outside the building by large, life-size recreations of dinosaurs, which are based on the latest scientific theories on dinosaur appearance. Inside, one can follow the tracks of a Titanosaurus, which have been impressed into the floor, towards its impressive skeleton on a sheltered patio. The Senckenberg Museum also has a large collection of animal exhibits from every epoch of Earth's history. Since the remodeling finished in 2003, the new reptile exhibit addresses both the biodiversity of reptiles and amphibians and the topic of nature conservation. An accessible rain forest tree offers views of different zones of the rain forest from the ground to the tree canopy and the habitats to which the exotic reptiles have adapted. The Senckenberg Museum offers regular evening lectures and tours.

For more information and enquiries please contact Senckenberg, Research Institute and Natural History Museum , Senckenberganlage 25, 60325 Frankfurt, Germany, Tel.: Phone: +49 (0)69/7542-0

The Naturmuseum Senckenberg

The front entrance to the Naturmuseum Senckenberg

Frankfurter Kunstverein

The Frankfurt Art Association (Frankfurter Kunstverein) is an art museum founded in 1829 by a group of influential citizen of the city of Frankfurt, Germany. The aim of the institution is to support the arts in the city, which was an important center of trade and business. Today, the museum is situated in the center of Frankfurt, in a gothic building from 1464 called the Steinernes Haus ('Stone Building'), near the city's town hall. There are around 1,700 members who support the activities and enable the museum to reach its aim today, more than 150 years after its establishment. Although the museum has no permanent collection, as art is not purchased any more, its exhibitions of contemporary art are internationally renowned. Furthermore, guided tours, symposia, film programs, and excursions are organized.

For more information please contact Frankfurter Kunstverein, Steinernes Haus am Römerberg, Markt 44, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Tel: +49 (0)69 219314-0, E-mail: post@fkv.de

Frankfurter Kunstverein

The museum in the "Stone Building"
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Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

The Schirn Kunsthalle is Frankfurt's foremost exhibition space located in the heart of the old city next to the Dom (Frankfurt Cathedral). Exhibitions in recent years included retrospectives of Wassily Kandinsky, Marc Chagall, Frida Kahlo, Alberto Giacometti, Bill Viola, and Yves Klein. The Schirn Kunsthalle is the main venue for temporary art exhibitions, mainly of modern art, in Frankfurt, Germany. It opened in 1986. Historically, "Schirn" means an open-air stall for the sale of goods and such stalls were located here until the 19th century. The Schirn Kunsthalle provides 2,000 square meters of exhibition space

For more information and enquiries please contact Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Romerberg, D-60311 Frankfurt, Tel: +49.69.29 98 82-0, E-mail: WELCOME@SCHIRN.DE

Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

The Kunsthalle from above in the northwest








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