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Relaxing at the Museumsuferfest

25.08.2017 | 10:38 Clock | Culture
Relaxing at the Museumsuferfest

The <link https: veranstaltungen s event museumsuferfest-2017.html _blank>Museumsuferfest draws millions of people to the banks of the Main in Frankfurt every year. Of course, the visitors come not only from Frankfurt, but from the entire Rhine-Main region to enjoy this very special cultural festival. And this will be the case again in 2017, when Frankfurt celebrates its unique museum landscape from Friday, August 25 to Sunday, August 27. <link https: veranstaltungen s event museumsuferfest-2017.html _blank>You can find all the information about the programme HERE in our calendar of events.

To ensure that getting here is not already a real test of patience, buses and trams in and around Frankfurt offer good travel options thanks to denser intervals, longer operating times and additional carriages. The RMV offers more space in the trains on all S-Bahn lines in the evening hours.

For visitors to the Museumsuferfest, the stations Schweizer Platz, Schweizer-/Gartenstraße, Otto-Hahn-Platz, Stresemannallee/Gartenstraße, Willy-Brandt-Platz, Dom/Römer or Hauptwache and - especially for the night buses - Konstablerwache are ideal.

The RMV recommends buying day tickets for the trip to the festival. Even for two people travelling together, but even more so for groups and families, the group day ticket is an attractive offer. Especially after the closing fireworks, you can avoid waiting at the ticket machine. With the RMV-HandyTicket, passengers can get the right ticket without having to wait. Holders of a season ticket can take one adult and any number of children up to 14 years of age with them free of charge every day from 7 p.m. onwards. On Saturdays and Sundays, this also applies all day.

The subways run on the Museumsuferfest weekend with more cars and significantly more often in the evenings. On Friday and Saturday nights, service will run until about two o'clock, and on Sundays, service will end at about one o'clock as scheduled.

Between Südbahnhof and Heddernheim, the U1, U2, U3 and U8 run every five minutes until about one o'clock, then every ten minutes until about two o'clock. To Ginnheim (U1), Bad Homburg (U2), Oberursel (U3) and Riedberg (U8), the trains run every 15 minutes until about one o'clock, then every 30 minutes until about two o'clock.

The U4 line runs between Bockenheimer Warte and Seckbacher Landstraße continuously every seven to eight minutes until about one o'clock and then every 15 minutes until about two o'clock. On Saturday, the U4 runs all day only between Bockenheimer Warte and Seckbacher Landstraße for operational reasons.

Lines U5 and U6 run as scheduled every 15 minutes until about 0:30, then every 30 minutes until about two o'clock. Line U7 runs every 15 minutes until about two o'clock.

Tram lines 11, 12, 15, 16 and 18 run every 15 minutes on Friday and Saturday nights until the scheduled end of service. Line 11 additionally runs every 30 minutes until two o'clock. Line 12 also runs every 30 minutes between Börneplatz and Schwanheim until two o'clock.

Up-to-date information on local transport services is available from the RMV service telephone on 069/24248024, which can be reached round the clock on all days. The revised timetables are also available on the Internet at <link http: _blank>


Elevators at the Eisernen Steg are running again - Alternative recommendation for the Museumsuferfest

Just in time for the city's largest festival, the elevators at the Eisernen Steg are back in operation. Elderly visitors, parents with prams or guests with walking difficulties should be particularly pleased about this. In the past few months, the elevators have been out of service for long periods of time on several occasions. The long downtimes were caused, among other things, by the age of the equipment.

The elevators are now over 25 years old. There are no longer any spare parts for various components, so they have to be laboriously reworked by hand. This was the case with the elevator system on the south side of the Iron Bridge. The existing hydraulic block was no longer available and had to be rebuilt. Since no original part was installed, the operating permit was no longer valid. After the hydraulic block had been installed, the system had to undergo a TÜV inspection.

At the Museumsuferfest, an elevator mechanic will be permanently on site to carry out minor repairs at short notice. Nevertheless, it cannot be safely guaranteed that the lifts will be available throughout. Cyclists, visitors with prams and people with limited mobility are therefore advised to use the Untermain Bridge or the Old Bridge as alternative routes.

Due to the intensive use of the lift systems, many components are now worn out. Repairs often only provide a short-term remedy, as the installation of new parts often results in consequential damage.

It is not only technical faults that cause lift systems to fail. Since the beginning of this year, there have been increased problems with vandalism, with smashed windows regularly putting the system out of operation.

The Office of Street Construction and Development regrets the long downtimes of the elevator systems and is working intensively on solutions to restore the availability of the elevators.

Municipal stewards will be on site on the bridge during the Museum Embankment Festival to direct pedestrian traffic.

With a secure arrival and functioning elevators, nothing really stands in the way of a great Museumsuferfest 2017 - right? We wish you all a lot of fun!!!

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