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
01.01.2019 - 01.01.2019
Monday closed
Tuesday 13:00 - 17:00 New Year
Wednesday closed
Thursday closed
Friday closed
Saturday closed
Sunday closed
24.12.2018 to 26.12.2018 Christmas Eve and Christmas Days
31.12.2018 to 31.12.2018 New Year's Eve


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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