The embankment to the south of the Main River
Main river
Main rivers are a statutory type of watercourse in England and Wales, usually larger streams and rivers, but also include some smaller watercourses. A main river is defined as a watercourse marked as such on a main river map, and can include any structure or appliance for controlling or regulating...

 in Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main , commonly known simply as Frankfurt, is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a 2010 population of 688,249. The urban area had an estimated population of 2,300,000 in 2010...

, Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

, is called Museumsufer or Museum Embankment because of the large concentration of museums there. Perhaps the leading one is the Städel
The Städel, officially the Städelsches Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie, is an art museum in Frankfurt am Main, with one of the most important collections in Germany....

 art gallery.

South side:
in this order:
  • Ikonenmuseum - Icon Museum, housing one of the largest collections of Russian, Bulgarian, Greek and other Icons in Germany.
  • Museum für Angewandte Kunst
    Museum für angewandte Kunst
    The Museum of Applied Arts or just MAK, a short version of its German name Museum für angewandte Kunst is located in Frankfurt, Germany and exhibits more than 30,000 objects representing European and Asian decorative arts. The new building of the museum was designed by the American architect...

     - Museum of Applied Arts - housing furniture and design from the 10th to 21st century with a notable collection of East Asian applied arts.
  • Museum der Weltkulturen
    Museum der Weltkulturen
    The Museum of World Cultures is an ethnological museum in Frankfurt, Germany. Until 2001 it was called the Museum of Ethnology .-History:...

     - Ethnological Museum - displaying a small part of a massive ethnological collection in changing exhibitions.
  • Deutsches Filmmuseum
    Deutsches Filminstitut
    The Deutsches Filminstitut - DIF is an institute for the study of film, based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.-History:The Deutsches Filminstitut was founded on 13 April 1949 as the Deutsches Institut für Filmkunde...

     - German Film Museum - explaining the development of movie-making from the beginnings in the 19th century up until today, includes an art house cinema.
  • German Architecture Museum
    German Architecture Museum
    The German Architecture Museum is located on the Museumsufer in Frankfurt, Germany. Housed in an 18th-century building, the interior has been re-designed by Oswald Mathias Ungers in 1984 as a set of "elemental Platonic buildings within elemental Platonic buildings".The museum organises several...

     (Deutsches Architekturmuseum) - apart from a small permanent collection, changing exhibitions showcase current architectural projects and trends from around the globe.
  • Museum für Kommunikation
    Museum für Kommunikation
    Museum für Kommunikation is the name of several museums in German-speaking countries, including:In Germany:* Museum für Kommunikation Berlin* Museum für Kommunikation Frankfurt* Museum für Kommunikation Hamburg...

     - Communication Museum - The large permanent collection displays various relics from the postal and telephone services, including one of the world's largest stamp collection and a collection of communication related art; temporary exhibitions focus more on the abstract phenomenon of communication.
  • Städel
    The Städel, officially the Städelsches Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie, is an art museum in Frankfurt am Main, with one of the most important collections in Germany....

     - One of Germany's most prominent fine art museum with a strong focus on old masters and classical modern art.
  • Liebieghaus
    The Liebieghaus is a late 19th-century villa in Frankfurt, Germany. It contains a sculpture museum, the Städtische Galerie Liebieghaus, which is part of the Museumsufer on the Sachsenhausen bank of the River Main.-History:...

     - A sculpture collection, focusing mainly on sculpture from ancient Greece until the renaissance days.
  • Museum Giersch
    Museum Giersch
    The Museum Giersch is an art gallery in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on the Museumsufer.The museum opened in 2000. It hosts a changing series of exhibitions displaying the art and cultural history of the Rhine-Main area, with the aim of promoting the regions's cultural identity.The Museum Giersch...

     - Showcases a small permanent collection of local 19th century artists and houses well received temporary exhibition on artists that have a (lose) connection to the Frankfurt region.
  • Portikus
    Portikus is an exhibition hall for contemporary art in Frankfurt am Main, originally founded in 1987 through the initiation of Kasper König, one of the most influential living curators of contemporary art. It's name derives from the surviving portico of the Stadtbibliothek from 1825 that was...

     - a small free exhibition space showing temporary exhibitions of contemporary art.

North side:
  • Jewish Museum Frankfurt
    Jewish Museum Frankfurt
    The Jewish Museum of the City of Frankfurt am Main covers the history and culture of the Jewish communities in Frankfurt from the 12th to the 20th centuries. There is another branch of the museum, the Museum Judengasse, in a different part of town....

     - The permanent collection gives an overview of the varied fate of Frankfurt's Jewish community through the centuries. Temporary exhibitions focus on contemporary Jewish life and art.
  • Historisches Museum (Frankfurt) - Displays artefacts off the city's history from Roman times until today, some very prominent old master paintings and sculptures and various temporary exhibitions.

The street itself is called Schaumainkai
Schaumainkai is a street in central Frankfurt, Germany, running along the south side of the River Main. It includes a number of museums including the Städel, a leading art gallery...

 and is often partially closed to traffic for Frankfurt's largest flea market
Flea market
A flea market or swap meet is a type of bazaar where inexpensive or secondhand goods are sold or bartered. It may be indoors, such as in a warehouse or school gymnasium; or it may be outdoors, such as in a field or under a tent...

each Saturday.

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