In 1815, the merchant and banker Johann Friedrich Städel established an art foundation, laying the foundation for what is now Germany's oldest museum foundation. More than 200 years later, Frankfurt's Städel Museum, with its unique collection of over 3,100 paintings, 660 sculptures, over 4,600 photographs and 100,000 drawings and prints, is one of the most renowned art houses in the world.
Here you have the opportunity to experience 700 years of art history up close with highlights by Lucas Cranach, Albrecht Dürer, Sandro Botticelli, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, Francis Bacon, or Gerhard Richter. However, not only because of its outstanding collection quality but also because of its academic research work, its regularly newly curated exhibitions, and its art education, the Städel has enjoyed a high reputation among the public, critics, and artists alike for many decades. A crucial step in the direction of the museum of the future was the recent expansion of the digital mediation offerings with contemporary media and numerous new narrative forms.
All of the originals of these works are on display at the Museum Städel.