The extensive art collection ranges from the 14th century to the present. The building was heavily damaged during World War II, but underwent a major remodel in 1966 and continues to stand as one of Germany's most significant institutions.
Art lovers should make a beeline to this fabulous museum, which houses one of the biggest and most important collections of European masters in Germany. Wandering through its warren of galleries, you'll be able to trace 700 years worth of paintings, sculpture, prints and drawings presented in an attractive fashion. All the heavy hitters are here, including Dürer, Holbein, Rembrandt, Monet, Van Gogh, Cézanne, Picasso, Bacon and Serra, to name a small selection.
Part of the collection occupies the imposing original Neo-renaissance museum from the late 19th century, while the rest is in a modern annex. A well-stocked bookstore invites browsing, while the café makes for a pleasant post-cultural coffee break. The Städel, as it is known locally, is just one museum along Frankfurt's famous Museumsufer (Museum Bank) on the southern bank of the river Main.
The museum celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2015.