It is the highlight of the city's summer cultural calendar and one of the biggest festivals in Germany: The Museumsuferfest attracts around 1.5 million visitors to the Main every year to experience pure culture on three days. 550 individual events, 16 stages with a music programme for every taste and also culinary delicacies from forty nations leave nothing to be desired - apart from the fact that Petrus has an understanding and has spared Frankfurt on these three days with thunderstorms.
Mayor Peter Feldmann is proud of this festival: „We celebrate what has culturally developed on both sides of the Main River“. This year there is a special reason for joy: “For the first time, 25 museums are taking part in the Museumsuferfest this year. I am very pleased that the Stoltze Museum, Portikus and the Deutsche Museum für Kochkunst und Tafelkultur 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 for City History.
From 23 to 25 August, visitors can stroll through 25 museums, view their exhibitions and enjoy various programme offers such as guided tours, readings or workshops. „This weekend, Frankfurt's museums will provide unique insights into their houses and gardens“ with a great deal of organisational effort and many different creative perspectives and approaches“, said the Lord Mayor. „I would like to express my thanks to all those involved for their special commitment. The program of the 16 stages with concerts of all genres is impressive. You can simply let yourself drift and search for your favourite music on 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 Nice. The „Thinkable“ in Frankfurt's Nordend is, based on the salon culture of the early 20th century, a place of cultural diversity beyond the socio-cultural mainstream“, Feldmann explained. For the Museumsuferfest the Aquiles‘ Denkbar-Bühne presents the best of Blues, Folk, Jazz and Latin Fusion.
A real special feature of the Museumsuferfest is that there are still numerous smaller festivals in the festival, such as the big dragon boat race, where over 60 boats will cavort on the Main. Sound in the monastery, the choir and organ mile, the antiquarian bookshop mile to which dealers from all over Germany travel, as well as the Duck Race, where 5,000 rubber ducks will race on the Main for a good cause, are also part of the permanent programme at the Museumsuferfest. And also in the garden of the Museum Angewandte Kunst there will be the music and culture festival El Barrio like last year.
„I strongly recommend that all visitors take the opportunity to visit a house which at first glance doesn't meet their interests or which they supposedly already know with the great offer of the Museumuferfest-Buttons. Conquer our renowned and diverse museums for three days and be surprised“, said Thomas Feda, Managing Director of the organising Tourismus+Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main.
b>Whether you want to visit exhibitions, party with great live music, take part in one of the numerous activities or just stroll along the many sales stands - a visit to the Museumsuferfest in 2019 is a must again! The traditional conclusion of the celebration forms the spectacular music firework on Sunday evening, which takes place this year again at 22 o'clock.
Further information and a detailed meeting overview find you in the program booklet as well as under https://www.museumsuferfest.de