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Art, culture and culinary delights from around the world: The Museumsuferfest 2019

18.08.2019 | 21:13 Clock | Culture
Art, culture and culinary delights from around the world: The Museumsuferfest 2019
Art, culture and culinary delights from around the world: The Museumsuferfest 2019

It's the highlight of the city's summer cultural calendar and one of the biggest festivals in Germany anywhere: the Museumsuferfest attracts around 1.5 million visitors to the Main every year to experience three days of pure culture. 550 individual events, 16 stages with a music program for really every taste and also culinary delicacies from forty nations actually leave nothing to be desired - apart from maybe that Peter has a mercy and spares Frankfurt on these three days with thunderstorms.

Mayor Peter Feldmann is proud of this festival: "We celebrate what has been built up culturally on both sides of the Main." This year, there is special reason to rejoice: "For the first time, 25 museums are participating in the Museumsuferfest this year. I am very pleased that the Stoltze Museum, Portikus and the German Museum of Culinary Art and Table Culture are part of this unique cultural festival this year", said Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann at the press conference for this year's Museumsuferfest at the Institute of City History.

Visitors can stroll through 25 museums from August 23 to 25, view their exhibitions and enjoy various program offerings such as guided tours, readings or workshops. "With great organisational effort and many different creative perspectives and approaches, Frankfurt's museums are providing unique insights into their houses and gardens this weekend," said the Lord Mayor. "I would like to expressly thank all those involved for this special commitment. The programme of 16 stages with concerts of all genres is impressive. One can simply drift and look for one's favourite music at one of the stages and even take part in taster courses in tango or Zumba. New this year is the Aquiles Denkbar stage on the northern bank of the Main at the Nizza height. The "Denkbar" in Frankfurt's Nordend, inspired by the salon culture of the early 20th century, is a place of cultural diversity away from the socio-cultural mainstream," Feldmann explained. For the Museumsuferfest, the Aquiles' Denkbar stage will present the best of blues, folk, jazz and Latin fusion.

A truly special feature of the Museumsuferfest is that there are still numerous smaller festivals in the festival, such as the big dragon boat race, where more than 60 boats will cavort on the Main. Klang im Kloster, the Choir and Organ Mile, the Antiquarian Booksellers' Mile, which attracts dealers from all over Germany, and the Duck Race, in which 5,000 rubber ducks race along the Main for a good cause, have also become permanent fixtures at the Museumsuferfest. And as in the previous year, there will also be the El Barrio music and culture festival in the garden of the Museum Angewandte Kunst.

"I strongly recommend that all visitors take advantage of the great offer of the Museumsuferfest button to visit a house that at first glance does not correspond to their interests or that they supposedly already know. Conquer our renowned and diverse museums for three days and let us surprise you," said Thomas Feda, Managing Director of the organising Tourismus+Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main.

Whether it's visiting exhibitions, partying to great live music, taking part in one of the many activities or simply strolling along the many stalls - a visit to the Museumsuferfest is once again a must in 2019! The traditional finale of the festival is the spectacular musical fireworks on Sunday evening, which will take place again this year at 10 p.m.

Further information and a detailed overview of events can be found in the program booklet and at https://www.museumsuferfest.de

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