Ikonen Museum

Ikonen Museum, Frankfurt: Hours, Address, Ikonen Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Ikonen Museum
4.5
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 20:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00

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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Sachsenhausen-Nord
How to get there
  • Dom / Römer (Cathedral / city hall) • 7 min walk
  • Schweizer Platz / Museumsufer • 10 min walk
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aithleá
2 contributions
Lovely collection
Sep 2019
Very much worth a visit. The museum is not huge but its manageable size works in its favor as this allows you to spend time with its many treasures and not be overwhelmed. Item descriptions are typically available in both German and English (and in some cases additional languages), and the staff is warm and helpful. A peaceful way to spend an hour or two at a reasonable price (bring cash for entry).
Written 23 December 2019
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Phi Somchai
Bangkok, Thailand3,495 contributions
Interesting exhibits
Mar 2019 • Solo
This museum displays a wide variety of different religious Icons in the paintings. Very colourful and interesting.

A good place to visit especially during rainy days.
Written 4 March 2019
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cristoph2010
Toronto1,079 contributions
Thought I had seen it all
Dec 2018 • Solo
Although I thought I had seen all the icons in the world, this collection proved me wrong. There are many other interesting icons (mostly Russian and Ethiopian) that I've not seen before. It may be a small collection but it's a great collection. I saw a couple that just rushed through the collection, mostly chatting with each other rather than appreciating the art. A few icons are smudged. Not sure if that was deliberate or happened over time but most are just beautiful. The only drawback is that all the descriptions are in German unless you can deduce from the titles who the icons are depicting. However, they have a booklet at the reception in English if you wish to return to it to find out.
Written 8 December 2018
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Kari-Matti
Tampere, Finland159 contributions
Little but with quality
Oct 2018 • Couples
Small museum of iconart just by the Alte Brücke on the Museumsufer. 4€ entrance fee = not much by the german standards. Auite comprehensive exhibition of icons from Greece, russian icons from many ages and schools, romanian icons and koptic, ethiopian icons. With icons there are also other orthodox religious items like, crosses, handheld crosses, bibles, enamel icons. Must see for those interested in arts and icons. The only drawback is that everything is in german. In some spots there are plastic laminated paperprints in english, but they are mixed to different places, visitors take a print but don’t return it to the rightspot, so it is quite laborious to try to find the right guiding print. A bit annoying but it doesn’t spoil the visit. Friendly personnel, two persons when we visited.
Written 7 December 2018
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Chris F
Philadelphia, PA62 contributions
Amazing Museum
Jul 2018 • Friends
This museum is not to be missed. We were looking for something different, not your standard art museum, not a portrait gallery, not a science museum. This museum was perfect! The works are so beautiful and displayed to perfection. It's quiet and peaceful as you walk around and the artistry is stunning. No one hovers over you as you look at each piece. Some are labeled in dual languages, but it doesn't matter because each work speaks to the viewer. Seriously, don't miss this museum.
Written 24 July 2018
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John H
London, UK624 contributions
A broad collection of icons
Jun 2018 • Solo
I visited the Museum of Iconography whilst on a recent trip to Frankfurt & was really impressed by the broad collection of icons from the Christian Orthodox church on display, dating from the 15th to the 20th century. Apparently the bulk of the collection, some 800 pieces, was donated to the city of Frankfurt by Dr Jorgen Schmidt-Voight in 1988. The whole collection has been added to since that time & now numbers in excess of 1000 examples covering pieces from Russia, the Middle East & Africa, including travel icons, crucifixes, manuscripts & other associated exhibits. I was fortunate to visit quite early in the morning when the museum was quiet & I found it fascinating. It is also inexpensive to visit, costing a mere 4 euros, & there is even a 50% discount if you hold a valid Frankfurt card.
Written 2 July 2018
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John C
Birmingham, UK202 contributions
Good for a visit
Jun 2017 • Solo
Lovers of icons will make a straight line for this place, but if you've never looked at these before it's a good place to get an introduction to them. Both European and Ethiopian icons in reasonable abundance, a well presented if small museum just south of the river. Somehow the serenity of them being created for religious contemplation seeps into the place,I felt refreshed from my visit
Written 9 June 2017
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Ignacio Santarelli
Capital Federal District, Argentina39 contributions
Full of art, but quite disappointing
Feb 2016 • Solo
This museum was full of icons which undoubtedly go through Germany's history. However, it was quite frustrating that there were no English translations for those -as myself- who do not read German. Unfortunatelly I couldn't make the most of it. Price was fair.
Written 19 December 2016
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Osman D
Canterbury, UK338 contributions
A fabulous treasure trove of Icons
Sep 2015 • Solo
If you are interested in icons, this place is an absolute must. Located at the far end of the Museumsufer (Bus nr. 46 from the Main Station will drop you off nearby), this gallery is easily accessible. It is located in the former Headquarters of the Teutonic Knights, so the building is worth visiting for its own sake. The venue is not particularly large but it is on two levels and includes a most unusual selection of items (not just icons) from Ethiopia. As one might expect, the objects on display here come from all the usual places, ranging from Greece and Coptic Egypt to Eastern Europe, Russia and Africa. They derive from a very extensive private collection. I am not sure what the standard admission charge is. I paid 4 euros with a Frankfurt Visitors Card.
The items are well described in German and English, including translations of many of the texts. I spent over an hour there, but there were no other visitors. A pity, as there are so many wonderful objects to admire. Perhaps for this reason, they have changed their opening hours and now open at 11.00 a.m. instead of 10.00, as stated in the tourist guides.
There are specialised lectures from time to time, on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. A notice appeared to indicate that the venue can also be booked for private functions.
Written 14 September 2015
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Ana D
4 contributions
A very friendly museum
Jul 2015 • Business
Beautiful ! A small museum with a great activity and a very professional staff. It was the best experience to see the exhibits.
Written 9 September 2015
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Ikonen Museum is open:
  • Tue - Tue 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed - Wed 10:00 - 20:00
  • Thu - Sun 10:00 - 17:00


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