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Frankfurt is easily Germany’s most serious city. Headquartered here are the main players in the European financial market such as the European Central Bank, the German Bundesbank, Deutsche Bank, and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. However, don’t let the suits and ties intimidate you: Frankfurt is one of the most popular cities to visit in Germany for reasons beyond its reputation as a financial center. There are so many things to do in Frankfurt. It boasts a historic side, as seen in the photo of Römerberg , the beautiful, central square of the Frankfurt’s Old Town where Holy Roman Emperors were once crowned. Those in need of a cultural fix can visit the Museumufer, where around 20 of the city’s 30 museums are found. However, Frankfurt has one gem of a museum that can be found a mere fifteen minutes away: the DialogMuseum Frankfurt.
With so many things to do in Frankfurt, make some room in your schedule for the DialogMuseum Frankfurt. Created by German social entrepreneur Andreas Heinecke, DialogMuseum Frankfurt has a goal to help disabled people enter the job market. And it has successfully done so: its Dialogue in the Dark exhibition, which has traveled to more than 25 countries, has provided jobs to over 6,000 blind people who serve as guides in total darkness. The Frankfurt installation has six completely darkened rooms, where you can reverse roles, and step into your guide’s shoes.
If you want to prolong your “Taste of Darkness”, you can also visit their cafeteria with the same name, where you can experience eating in the dark. When you’re ready for some light, head to the “Casino for Communication” where seven gaming tables are offered to challenge your social and communication skills.
It is rare that a museum can have such a unique concept, and DialogMuseum Frankfurt is one of them. It’s unlike any museum, one that will leave you with a heightened sense of awareness.