(ffm) The municipal cultural institutions and the Frankfurt Zoo will continue to be closed to visitors until Sunday, May 3, based on the joint decision of the federal and state governments. Events in the houses can not take place.
This includes the following municipal museums: Archaeological Museum, Historical Museum Frankfurt, Porcelain Museum, Hindemith Cabinet, Icon Museum, Institute of Urban History / Carmelite Monastery, Caricatura Museum, Museum of Applied Art, Museum MMK for Modern Art, Museum Judengasse, World Cultures Museum, German Architecture Museum, and the Young Museum. The current resolutions of the federal and state governments also apply to the Frankfurt Opera, the Frankfurt Schauspiel, the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, and the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt.
The City of Frankfurt recommends that all non-city cultural institutions as well as private event organizers follow this line.
The decision to close the cultural institutions of the city of Frankfurt for the time being until May 3 is a necessary precautionary measure to slow down the spread of the coronavirus, to buy time and to protect the health of all people, visitors as well as employees in the institutions.
Unless otherwise decreed by the state government of Hesse, the city of Frankfurt expects to reopen museums and the zoo to the public on Monday, May 4, or Tuesday, May 5, provided due standards of protection and hygiene are met.
The Palmengarten and the Botanical Garden of the City of Frankfurt will also remain closed.
In addition, major events are prohibited until August 31. This also affects the Rose and Lights Festival in the Palmengarten, which was scheduled to take place in June.