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This is how Frankfurt celebrates the Museumsuferfest

17.08.2023 | 11:04 Clock | Culture
This is how Frankfurt celebrates the Museumsuferfest

From Friday, 25., to Sunday, August 27, this year 27 museums, twelve stages and about 400 booths on both banks of the Main form a unique cultural festival with a diverse and creative program. At the press conference, Thomas Feda, managing director of the organizing Tourismus+Congress GmbH, representatives of the host country Korea, as well as some participating museums, projects and stages each presented their programs at the German Romantic Museum, which is also participating.

On the three festival days, Frankfurt celebrates its cultural and museum landscape and, as one of the largest cultural festivals in Europe, enchants its visitors with a variety of top-class program offerings. With great organizational effort and many different creative perspectives and approaches, Frankfurt's museums will provide unique insights into their houses and gardens during this weekend. In addition, the twelve stages impress with concerts of all genres for every musical taste.

"The Museumsuferfest offers a very special atmosphere as a summer event on the river. I recommend all visitors to take the opportunity to visit all participating museums with the Museumsuferfest button for the price of 7 euros," says Feda.

To celebrate this year's 140th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Germany and Korea, the guest of honor at Museumsuferfest 2023 is the Republic of Korea. Guests can expect a colorful mix of authentic musical acts, as well as dance and taekwondo performances showcasing Korea's traditional as well as modern culture on the Guest of Honor Stage.

"It is a great pleasure for Korea to be invited as the Guest of Honor of Museumsuferfest 2023, especially as we celebrate the 140th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and Germany. For Korea, Frankfurt is the 'gateway' to Germany and Europe - more than 500 companies are headquartered here - many of them as European headquarters - and around 15,000 Koreans live in the region, forming the largest Korean community on the European continent. In short, Korea contributes to the economic growth and cultural diversity of the Frankfurt community," explains Consul General Kyungsok Koh.

Sculptures, paintings and installations will be on display at the Kunstwiese on Sachsenhäuser Ufer. The Organ & Choir Mile again invites visitors to take musical walks. Special objects, jewelry and clothing can be purchased at the international artists' market on the riverbank and Schaumainkai. In addition, culinary specialties from around the world and, of course, from Frankfurt's cuisine will be offered. In the notorious dragon boat race, the second oldest competition of its kind in Germany, the Main River itself is the highlight.

Elke Voitl, Head of Department for Social Affairs and Health, will open the Museumsuferfest on Friday, 25. August at 6 p.m., traditionally on the stage of the Guest of Honor of the Republic of Korea, represented by Consul General Kyungsok Koh and Vice Governor of Jeollanamdo Province, Changhwan Park, on the northern bank of the Main, Nice, will open.

The sparkling finale of the festival will be the spectacular musical fireworks display on the Main River, which will take place on Sunday evening at 10 p.m.

For more information and a detailed overview of events, see the program booklet and

Fest opening hours
Friday, August 25: 3. to 1 a.m. (end music program 0 a.m.)
Saturday, August 26: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. (end music program 0 a.m.)
Sunday, August 27. August: 11 a.m. to midnight (end music program 10 p.m., start of music fireworks)

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