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“Permanent Collection Worth the Visit”
Review of Liebieghaus

Ranked #16 of 447 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 11 November 2013

We spent a solid three hours at the Liebieghaus Sculpture Museum along "Museum Row" across the Main river. We enjoyed the time looking at the sculpture from prehistoric times through post Medieval period. We rented the audio tour and found it very helpful and added to the experience. Even without it, there is a lot of English for non-German speaking visitors on the walls and on the descriptions of specific pieces. I will confess that the religious pieces started to blur together and I had really had to focus to appreciate the subtle difference in the art. If you are not a fan of this, stick with the ancient pieces. The current special exhibition on the NOK of African was interesting for about 10 minutes...they just do not know much about these artifacts so we did not learn much.

Agree with an earlier reviewers that the staff at the front desk was not helpful or warm.

A special tip: visit the cafe here even if you are not going to the museum. It is a cozy spot, good coffee and outdoor seating when the weather is warm. It is to the left of the museum entry way, no need to pay to get to it since it has its own entrance.

Thank Baya
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

My husband and I love sculptures and try to visit as many museums as possible while in Europe. This museum did not disappoint. Very interesting collection with a wide range. We went there late on a Thursday night and we were literally the only visitors in the museum. It was a perfect way to start our trip.
It doesn't take very long to tour the museum (maybe an hour or so) and is in a very lovely location alongside the river. I'd definitely recommend it to friends and family.

3  Thank Deanna D
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

museum of sculptures in a lovely old building. roman and greek statues, then Egyptian mummies, next lots of less interesting catholic style idols. the very top floor was laid out like the building was still being lived in, make sure you don't miss this as you have to go through closed doors to the stairs, they want the door closed all the time but its still open.

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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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