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Zoo, Palmengarten and the museums will be closed

13.03.2020 | 16:42 Clock | Service
Zoo, Palmengarten and the museums will be closed

The spread of the corona virus is now also causing the closure of major excursion destinations in Frankfurt. Thus, the city has decided to close not only all city museums, but also the zoo and the Palmengarten from Saturday, 14 March. Events that were supposed to take place here must be cancelled. The closure is to last until April 10th inclusive.

Among the museums affected are Archaeological Museum, Historical Museum Frankfurt, Porcelain Museum, Hindemith Cabinet, Icon Museum, Institute of City History/Carmelite Monastery, Caricatura Museum, Museum of Applied Arts, Museum MMK of Modern Art, Museum Judengasse, World Cultures Museum, German Architecture Museum, and the Young Museum. In addition, cultural events for which the City of Frankfurt is the organiser will be cancelled from Friday 13 March until 10 April.

The decision to close the cultural facilities of the City of Frankfurt for the time being until 10 April 2020 is a necessary precautionary measure to slow down the spread of the virus, to save time and to protect the health of all people, visitors and staff in the institutions.

The services of the Volkshochschule Frankfurt (VHS) and the public library will also be suspended from Monday, 16 March, up to and including 10 April. The municipal authorities also point out that personal visits must be reduced to an absolutely necessary minimum for preventive reasons. All other concerns can be discussed by telephone or e-mail. </The City of Frankfurt recommends that all non-urban cultural institutions and private organisers join this line. Already yesterday, all events at the Oper Frankfurt, the Schauspiel as well as the Alte Oper and the Mousonturm were cancelled. This measure also applies up to and including 10 April.</p>

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