Frankfurt is the first city in the Hessen region and only the fifth in Germany to receive the all-important “Travel for All” quality seal for accessible travel. More than 20 tourist facilities (hotels, museums, restaurants and more) have been verified as excellent facilities for disabled visitors. This has been a major project for the city over many years, and will continue to be central when it comes to future developments. The “Barrier-free Frankfurt” brochure contains important information about accessible tourist amenities, including details like door width, the location of public toilets for wheelchair users and so on. The brochure is available for download here.
The Sound of Disney – a new exhibition in Frankfurt
Wallow in childhood memories of great animations, particularly those of Walt Disney, that will take you back to magical times. “The Sound of Disney”, a special exhibition at the DFF (the Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, an international film heritage organization) revolves around the sounds of classic Disney animated films between 1928 and 1967. Walt Disney (1901–1966) was a perfectionist. His masterpieces produced while he was still alive include Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (US 1937) and The Jungle Book (US 1967). Not only is he renowned for these and the invention of Mickey Mouse, but also for his unique fusion of sound and film. The exhibition, which opened on August 7 and can be visited until January 10, 2021, highlights this, providing an interactive experience that makes the meaning of voice, music and sound in animated films understandable to everyone. It delivers a cross section of the artistic work of Walt Disney’s studio, inviting you to reminisce and “Forget about your worries and your strife”.
The Jewish Museum Frankfurt is reopening
It is near impossible to visit Frankfurt and not stumble upon a museum, the city being one of the major museum locations in Germany. The Jewish Museum, a veritable jewel in Frankfurt’s crown, has been refurbished and is now approaching its reopening on October 21, 2020. “Frankfurt’s Jewish history since 1800”, a new permanent exhibition opening in the Rothschild-Palais, a historic residential house, is spread over an area of approximately 1,500 square meters on three floors. Each floor will present a different perspective of Jewish history and culture. The location is well chosen: Frankfurt is one of the centers of Jewish culture in Europe. The exhibition recounts how Jews influenced the city’s cultural, economic and social development, and also focuses on Jewish experiences of discrimination and violence, featuring Anne Frank and displaying family artifacts and documents for the first time. This interactive museum is a must when visiting Frankfurt.