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Museum of Modern Art (Museum für Moderne Kunst, MMK)

With works by modern masters like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, this is one of the most important modern art museums in the world.

The Frankfurt Museum of Modern Art (Museum für Moderne Kunst, MMK) is known throughout the world for works by some of the biggest names in modern art, including Francis Bacon, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. Its unmistakable slice-of-pie-shaped building is called the “piece-of-cake” by the locals. You can’t miss it, because the modern museum stands out from the other buildings in Frankfurt’s Old Town. The MMK houses Germany’s most impressive collections of visual art from the 1960s to the present day.

Find the entrance to the museum in the triangular building in the heart of Frankfurt’s Old Town. The building was designed by the Viennese architect Hans Hollein, who made its interior as outlandish as the works of art themselves. Tour the museum to admire the narrow staircases and angular walls.

As you navigate the museum’s collection, watch for notable works by some of modern art’s masters, including American pop artists. Don’t miss Andy Warhol’s simple Brillo Box, which is a wooden reconstruction of a cardboard box used to ship Brillo soap pads. One of Roy Lichtenstein’s famous comic-book canvases, We Rose Up Slowly, is also on display, along with a collage piece by the neo-Dadaist, Robert Rauschenberg.

The museum features many works by contemporary artists. Video installations and expansive full-room sculptures from recent years make up much of the permanent exhibition.

To see some of the newest works in the MMK’s collection, visit the Zollamt, in the city’s former customs office across the street. Here, the museum presents works by young and relatively unknown artists in temporary exhibitions.

The museum offers tours in English every Saturday afternoon; check the calendar on the museum’s website for details.

Frankfurt’s Museum of Modern Art is within walking distance of the main Old Town U-bahn and tram stops. If you are arriving by car, you can park for a fee in the garage in Domstrasse. The museum is open every day except Monday. There is a fee for admission.


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Located in Altstadt, this hotel is steps from Alte Nikolaikirche, St. Paul's Church, and Museum of Modern Art. Roemer and Frankfurt Cathedral are also within 5 minutes.

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