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“Awesome collections, and even information in English!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Staedel Museum

Staedel Museum
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Considered the city's finest art museum, the Städel holds a fantastic collection of works from the 14th century through the present day.
Massapequa, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Awesome collections, and even information in English!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2012

I love being able to understand information about the things I am viewing, and the Stadel provides that wonderful detail (in English) of its excellent collections. Enjoyed it greatly.

Visited February 2012
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Liverpool, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
“Fairly important collection; staff rather odd.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

This gallery contains a reasonably important collection of primarily European artworks dating from the Medieval period right through to the present. Its holdings of nineteenth- and twentieth-century paintings are particularly strong, although the older material it displays is also worth a visit. Of particular note are the German expressionist works, as well as items by Degas, Renoir, a couple of Max Ernsts, and a simply fabulous Chagall. While the collection is not as important or broad-based as that boasted by Hamburg's Kunsthalle, for example, if in Frankfurt a visit to this museum is a must. It also houses a restaurant, a cafe, a very well-stocked book shop, and has plenty of nice clean toilets. It is annoying that on the day I visited the small room containing the Chagall, Klee and the Ernsts was being used for a kiddies' reading group and access was very difficult. I am surprised that a building this size doesn't have an education room in which such activities can take place.
Entry is rather expensive, but one deal I found useful was to pay 16 Euros for my ticket and this included a small art book detailing highlights from the museum's collection. Regular entrance is 12 Euros.
The strange thing here is the staff: all very offish and a bit odd. My German's a bit basic, but surely they can't be rude because I'm not grammatically perfect in their language? Perhaps they are unfriendly because they think that visitors have come to steal the artworks?!

Visited February 2012
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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Really good museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

The area surronding is beautiful. The museum has a really good selection of artwork

Visited January 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“One of everything”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2012

This is not a big art gallery, but is well endowed, and easy to understand. The "Modern Art" is on the first floor and the "Old Masters" are on the 2nd floor. Modern Art here means 1850-1945. They have collection of one of everything: a Picasso, a big Rodin statue, a small Rodin statue, a Courbet, and the lovely picture of a dog by Franz Marc. Photographs are hung alongside the paintings, which is a nice idea (I think). The Old Masters are easy to find, and well organised. Again, one of everything. There's a large bookshop of books mostly in German, and a small café with a view over the river.

Visited January 2012
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Korneuburg, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

It is known world-wide...and that's 100% justified! It takes about a day to see all the great masterpieces and taking your time is totally worth it! Even having a look at all the great books in the museum's shop takes an hour, but is also worth it! BE SMART AND DON'T MISS OUT ON STAEDEL! (also included in the Frankfurt card)

Visited January 2012
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