Frankfurt

worth seeing

Struwwelpeter Museum

Over the years, Shock-haired Peter, Cruel Frederick, Little Suck-a-Thumb or Johnny Head-in-the-Air have become household names to children and adults all around the world.

One wonders whether the Frankfurt physician Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann (1809-1894) had any idea that, when writing the picture-book "Der Struwwelpeter" he was creating one of the true classics of children's literature. Set in a beautiful old villa in Frankfurt's posh West End district, the Struwwelpeter Museum presents a wide variety of portraits, drawings, sketches, books and documents that depict Heinrich Hoffmann as a loving father, dedicated physician and talented poet. Rare editions of "Shock-haired Peter", numerious translations, parodies, knick-knacks and works of art help to explain the continued popularity and success of this world-famous picture-book - for adults as well as children.

Monday closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00


The museum is accessible via a ramp at an alternative entrance (Contact museum staff in advance).
Access to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors via stairs only (20 16-cm steps per floor).
Mobile seats available.
Guide dogs are permitted.
Parking available in the courtyard; contact museum staff in advance.

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