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“Beautiful sculptures”
Review of Liebieghaus

Liebieghaus
Ranked #32 of 442 things to do in Frankfurt
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Housed in a castle-like structure, this art museum holds an impressive collection of classical, Renaissance and Baroque sculptures.
Reviewed 9 June 2013

1/2 the museum was not accessible to the public, they didn't offer a reason as to why, nor was there a discount to the price but what we could see was really nice. I found the staff snooty, but for the most part just ignored them.

1  Thank JoanKeller
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Reviewed 1 June 2013

The permanent collection consists mainly of altars, altar pieces and sculptures of saints made in middle age. Some highlights are to be pointed out: sculptures of Veit Stoss, Tilman Riemenschneider and a large majolica altar by Andrea della Robbia.
The most wonderful part of visiting this museum was the Greek ancient sculptures exhibition,hosted temporarily until May 26 2013 by this museum.
A fascinating travel in time, starting with modern age, influenced by the classic period,going through the classicism from the turn of 18th to 19th century, then scratching middle age toa large display of Roman copies of Greek works. Finally the originals, unbelievably sophisticated bronze sculptures aged 2500 years.
In the cellar there was a documentary running on two large screens and also a display of the stages of ancient bronze casting technology.
A very competent guide showed our group through the exhibition. An interesting and informative audio guide (both for the permanent and the temporary exhibition, but to be payed separately) was also available.

2  Thank yvica
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Reviewed 21 May 2013

This great sculpture collection is housed in an old villa. It is a huge, fascinating collection. I highly recommend it.

Thank kwh
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Reviewed 6 September 2012

We were disappointed by our visit, not because of the exhibits, which were interesting, but we had hoped to see more of the original building and inside it was much like an other museum. The main reason we will not return, however, were the aggressively officious security guards who were demanding that anyone with a jacket or cardigan over their arm put it on or tie it round their waist, and put items such as books or bagged umbrellas in their bag. I can understand this if there were delicate artefacts in danger of being knocked or they were frightened someone might smash an exhibit, but the exhibition was no more in danger than others at museums we have visited, and visitors were weilding large audioguides which could have easily knocked or smashed. The German visitors who were accosted seemed just as bemused as foreign tourists. Even people quietly sitting on benches round the round, which looked as thought they had been placed there for that reason, were told to move on. It made for a very unpleasant atmosphere and I'm afraid we were so fed up by the end that we didn't try the cafe, which is a shame as others seem to rate it for its cake.

7  Thank SPJ17
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Reviewed 28 August 2012 via mobile

This museum is fascinating for a wide range collection of sculputes from sumerian period up to neoclassicism. The layout is wonderful and the labels are in both german and english. A true pleasure!

Thank gianluca70
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