The German railway net is probably the densiest in the world and the Deutsche Bahn one of the largest and most modern transport companies worldwide. Nontheless, delays of trains are not precluded, even at weekends, on holidays or in winter time.

The Deutsche Bahn
offers various services to get the travelers informed as soon as possible (including via cellphone ) about delays or possible problems due to construction sites at the rail net.

information here:

Special offers of Deutsche Bahn for travels through Europe:

recommendation: If possible, use the evenings or nights for traveling, even for long-distance travels (e.g. to Vienna). You will spare some costs for hotels and you will be able to be at the musems when they get open. This will enable you to have some quiet time with the paintings.

information about overnight travel offered by Deutsche Bahn:

Information compiled by Adelheid Rech

The Geographer, Johannes Vermeer The Geographer
Johannes Vermeer
c. 1668–1669
Oil on canvas, 53 x 46.6 cm.
Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

travel & public transport

Frankfurt with its large international airport (long-distance flights) is an important
traffic and transport junction for entire Europe.
accommodations info


Städel Museum: Due to construction measures being carried out in conjunction with the Städel
expansion, the gallery rooms in the old building are temporarily closed. The exhibition annex will remain open for the duration of the construction work. Due to this reconstruction (until late 2011 or 2012) Vermeer's Geographer is again on tour (Japan, New Zealand, Australia) and not non display in the Städel Museum until late 2011 or 2012. In any case please contact the museum before a planned visit or check the Vermeer-Tracker:
or the Interactive Vermeer-Catalogue

  • entrance to the museum
    Holbeinstraße 1
    60596 Frankfurt am Main
  • phone / fax
    FAX +49-69-605098–111
  • e-mail:
  • direction to the museum:
    Underground U1, U2, U3 - (Schweizer Platz) Trams 15 and 16 - (Otto-Hahn-Platz).About 10 minutes walk from central train station over pedestrian bridge, Holbeinsteg.