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Porzellan Museum Frankfurt

Soon open again!

The Porzellan Museum will be opening its doors again from the 28th of August, every Saturday and Sunday between 11 am and 6 pm.
Guided tours will also take place again. Visit our calendar of events for a booking.

The team of the Historical Museum Frankfurt with Porcelain Museum remembers Renate Grossbach, who died on June 17, 2021. For the foundation and her commitment in the citizens' association Höchster Altstadt e. V. she received the honorary letter of the state of Hesse in 1985 and the honorary plaque of the city of Frankfurt am Main in 1993. Since 1997, Renate Grossbach worked longer than 20 years for the Porzellan Museum, which contains the most extensive public collection of Höchst faiences and porcelains in the German-speaking world for more than two decades.

In the noble palace built by Franz von Kronberg between 1577 and 1580, the Historisches Museum Frankfurt has been presenting around 1,800 Höchst faiences and porcelain since 1994, mainly from the Rococo and Neoclassical periods. The Porzellan Museum Frankfurt is one of 56 museums in the German-speaking realm that specialise in ceramics. In the Porzellan Museum Frankfurt, there are currently three exhibitions and one special exhibition.

The Kronberger Haus

History of the Kronberger Haus
The Kronberger Haus was built in the 16th century in the style of the Late Renaissance. A house whose design was very progressive for its time, its function changed over the centuries from a noble palace to a print workshop and then a tobacco factory, and later served as a town hall, school, library and the station for the Höchst voluntary fire brigade.
Since the end of the 15th century, members of the von Cronberg family held high administrative posts in the Electorate of Mainz and carried out the administration for the Mainz electors in Höchst and other towns. In the same manner, Franz von Cronberg (1545-1605), who built the Kronberger Haus, worked as a bailiff from 1579 up until his death. In 1570, he married Katharina von Hattstein († 1615), who bore five of his children. He had the house built for him and his family from 1577 to 1580 in the style of the Late Renaissance. The house’s design was very progressive for its time, as proved by a few reminiscences of construction.

In 1605, the property came under the ownership of the Walbott von Bassenheim family and later into the possession of Höchst citizens. From 1777 to 1800, the Kronberger Haus served as a printing workshop and, from 1800 to 1844, as a tobacco factory. During the 19th century, the house was renovated and altered many times. In 1862, it became the property of the city. From 1874 to 1909, it served as a town hall, school and library with a scientific cabinet.
The Höchst Voluntary Fire Brigade has been situated in Kronberger Hof since 1879. Following the relocation of the city administration to the Bolongaropalast in 1909, the property gradually decayed. In 1984, Hoechst AG funded the first renovation of the property so that it could be used for cultural purposes. In 1989, an arson attack devastated the building completely. After completion of the second restoration, the Historisches Museum Frankfurt took on Kronberger Haus in 1994 as a branch.
Patricia Stahl, curator of the Historiches Museum Frankfurt, is responsible for the establishment, management and scientific support of the Kronenberg Haus. The three Höchst porcelain collections are presented over around 1,000 m2 of exhibition space in the Kronberger Haus.

Opening hours & admission

Opening hours
from 28th of August: every Saturday and Sunday between 11 am and 6 pm.

Bank Holiday Opening hours
02 April (Good Friday) 11 a.m – 7 p.m.
04 April (Easter Sunday) 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
05 April (Easter Monday) 11 a.m – 7 p.m.
01 May (May Day) 11 a.m – 7 p.m.
13 May (Ascension Day) 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
23 May (Whit Sunday) 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
24 May, CLOSED (Whit Monday)
25 May (Wäldchestag) 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
03 June (Corpus Christi) 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
15 August (Ironman) CLOSED
€4 / €2 reduced
Groups with min. 20 people: €2 per person
Young persons up to 18 years: admission is free!
Porzellan Museum Frankfurt in Kronberger Haus
Bolongarostr. 152
65929 Frankfurt-Höchst
Tel +49 69 212-36712 or 212-45474 (Management PMF, Patricia Stahl)
Tel +49 69 212-35154 (Visitor’s service, Susanne Angetter)
Visitor’s service
Susanne Angetter
Monday to Friday 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tel +49 69 212-35154
Fax +49 69 212-42078
E-mail: besucherservice.historisches-museum(at)stadt-frankfurt.de
Management Porzellan Museum Frankfurt
Patricia Stahl
Tel +49 69 212-36712 or 212-45474
E-mail patricia.stahl(at)stadt-frankfurt.de
Directions and parking
You will find a map of Frankfurt-Höchst here.
Car parks can be foundhere.
Public transport
S1, S2 (Bahnhof Höchst), bus 54 (Bolongaropalast)
Tram line 11 (Zuckschwerdtstraße / terminus)
Your rmv timetable can be found here.