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Plan your visit!

Here you will find all information about accessibility in our museum. We hope you enjoy your visit.

Access by public transport

Our museum is located directly on the Römerberg. How to reach us barrierfree:
Trams: Line 11 and 12 (Stop: Römer/Paulskirche)
The Römerberg is designed with cobblestone and runs slightly sloping towards the Main.
Subways: Line U4 and U5 (Stop: Dom/Römer)
Depending on the subway car type used (approx. 12-17 cm) between platform and subway or level entry.

The underground station Dom/Römer has an elevator.
The barrier-free access is accessible via the Römerberg: An elevator to the right of the staircase to the
museum forecourt leads to the main entrance foyer and the cash desk.

Guide dog

Guide dogs are welcome throughout the museum area and in the exhibitions.


Elevators can be found as well in the new building as in the old building of the Historisches Museum Frankfurt. The elevators have got an entrance area with 90 cm door opening. The elevators all feature low-level controls for wheelchair users and sublime and high-contrast buttons.

Exhibition rooms

Except for the Toll Tower and the ground floor of the Staufer Tower, all other exhibition rooms are barrierfree.

Customer service

Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tel. +49 69 212-35154
Fax +49 69 212-42078
Email: besucherservice(at)historisches-museum-frankfurt.de

For questions and further information please contact us.

Soil condition

All wheelchair-accessible exhibition rooms have parquet floors, stone slabs or well-accessible carpeting.


The museum café can be reached via the elevator in the new building (level 0).

Entry/ Access

Access to the Historisches Museum Frankfurt is via the elevator next to the entrance stairs (Fahrtor) on the right.
The elevator leads directly to the cash desk in the entrance building of the Historical Museum Frankfurt (level 1).

Admission prices

€ 4 (permanent exhibition), € 5 (temporary exhibition), € 6 (museum full) for people with disabilities from 50 GdB. The accompanying person has free admission.

First aid

A first aid box is located at the cash desk in the entrance area. If necessary, please contact the staff in the exhibitions.

Guided tours

In our permanent exhibitions as well as in special exhibitions, we offer guided tours for the blind and visually impaired as well as guided tours for the deaf and in simple language by appointment. On request, we also organize guided tours for registered groups that bring a sign language interpreter. We also try to offer public guidance for the blind and visually impaired. The dates can then be found in our calendar. Please contact for your request our customer service.


Lockers are located in the basement (level 0) of the new entrance building and can be reached barrierfree via an elevator.
For the operation of the lockers a 1 Euro coin is necessary. There are four wheelchair-accessible lockers near the elevator.


Light folding stools to take to the exhibitions are available in level 0.

Induction loops

The Leopold Sonnemann Hall is equipped with induction technology. If you wear a hearing aid, we recommend that you tend to sit at the edges of the rows of the chairs.
There are 10 mobile induction loops available for use with the multimedia guide or the radio guide systems used during our guided tours. They can be reserved in advance.


If required, a wheelchair is available on loan. The wheelchair is not given out of the house. The issue is on request, a reservation is not possible.

Guidance system

A guide system for the blind leads through the entire museum. It also leads to tactile models.
It is supplemented by tactile floor plans, which are always located near the elevator on all levels in the old and new buildings.

Reading glasses

You left your glasses at home? Reading glasses in different strenghts can be borrowed free of charge at cash desk 3.

Multimedia guide

The multimedia guide is our most important tool for the mobile communication of museum contents to various needs. The tours are offered in the format of a web app. Thus the multimedia guide can be operated on the own device (for example, one's own PC, tablet or smartphone) via the browser. Anyone can already build his own tour of the objects that they are interested in at home for their planned visit to the museum and then use their own mobile device in the museum. Multimedia guided tours are being developed for various groups: an audiodescriptive tour for people with visual impairments, a video guide in German sign language for people with hearing impairment, a tour in easy language with radio play elements for people with learning difficulties or visitors with a low knowledge of German.

You can also borrow the multimedia guide at the cash desk for a fee (€ 3). It can be handed out to visitors older than 14 years.


One or more public disabled parking spaces can be found at the following locations:
Alte Mainzer Gasse 4
Berliner Straße 25–39/Neue Kräme
Seitenstreifen vor Seufzerbrücke A26
Braubachstraße 15
Domplatz 14
Paulsplatz 7/Torbogen
Saalgasse 7–9

Here you can find an overview map with the disabled parking spaces in the city centre.

Seat possibilities

In the exhibitions seats are available in individual places. Lightweight handy folding chairs, which can be easily taken during the exhibition visit, are free available in the entrance area and in the exhibition hall. Maybe you can also visit our café in the basement for a little break and a rest.


A designated wheelchair accessible toilet is located in the basement (level 0) in the central toilets for men and women.