Institute for the History of Frankfurt

Institute for the History of Frankfurt

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Institute for the History of Frankfurt

Institute for the History of Frankfurt in the Carmelite Monastery, Photo: Stefan Maurer
Institute for the History of Frankfurt in the Carmelite Monastery © Stadt Frankfurt am Main, Photo: Stefan Maurer

The Institute for the History of Frankfurt (Institut für Stadtgeschichte) is one of the most important municipal archives in Germany and one of the oldest cultural institutions in Frankfurt. It has been preserving the city’s historical legacy since 1436 and presents aspects of Frankfurt’s municipal history in changing exhibitions, as well as lectures, guided tours and other event formats. The museum staff is happy to provide information and advice for visitors interested in history and researchers! You can also view records, documents, maps and townscapes in the reading room. In this way the institute contributes to shaping the city’s historical identity.

 

The institute is based in the Carmelite Monastery, Frankfurt’s only Medieval monastery complex to boast Jörg Rathgeb’s pre-Baroque mural paintings.