Museum of German Romanticism opens

The ceremonial inauguration of the Museum of German Romanticism has taken place in Frankfurt. The museum is home to a globally unique collection of German Romanticism literature and art.

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Freies Deutsches Hochstift, Foto Alexander Paul Englert

Frankfurt/Main (dpa) – The ceremonial inauguration of the Museum of German Romanticism took place on Monday evening in Frankfurt. The museum is home to a globally unique collection of literature, art and everyday culture from the era of German Romanticism that was put together by the Freies Deutsches Hochstift. The institution is also responsible for the Goethe House, next to which the new Museum of German Romanticism was built. Exhibits include manuscripts by Clemens and Bettine Brentano, draft compositions by Robert Schumann and paintings by Caspar David Friedrich.

"The Museum of German Romanticism is another great place in Hesse where an era of creative and indeed social awakening can be experienced," said Hesse's Minister of Art and Culture Angela Dorn (Greens) on Monday. Here, she said, "the magic of Romanticism is brought to life."

Frankfurt architect Christoph Mäckler designed the new building. The three-part façade is painted in various pastel shades. There is around 1,200 square metres of space for the permanent exhibition, with a further 400 square meters available for temporary exhibitions. The building cost around 18.5 million euros in total.

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