Frankfurt History App
You are in Frankfurt and want to experience the history of the city in the present? Are you interested in what happened in your neighborhood or at the sights in the past? Are you planning a tour with your school class or friends?
The Frankfurt History App gives you insights into historical topics and starts with a layer on National Socialism. Today's city is the starting point from which you can actively navigate through history. With the app you can follow the historical traces of the city, discover important places and personal stories. It offers historical knowledge on the go: for a quick exploration of your surroundings or for longer city tours. This knowledge is constantly being expanded, new topics and places can be added and tours can be put together yourself. The app is maintained by the Historical Museum Frankfurt and offers an open platform for initiatives, NGOs, users, museums and archives.
Frankfurt and National Socialism
The app starts with the topic "Frankfurt and National Socialism": The Historical Museum Frankfurt has compiled more than 1,000 sites related to the National Socialist past in cooperation with the Institute for the History of Frankfurt and initiatives. One look at the map is enough to see how much National Socialism has inscribed itself in the city's history. Here you will find places of the persecuted, places of resistance and places of the "Volksgemeinschaft".
App content & functions
- Via GPS the app shows places near you
- Turn by turn navigation
- In-depth background information, video clips and historical images
- Growing collection of historical points of interest
- Historical maps
- Curated audio tours for 30-60 minutes
- With an account, educators can create their own tours
- One app for all Frankfurt history topics
Support & Funding
The Frankfurt History App was financed with the support of the EVZ Foundation and the Federal Ministry of Finance and implemented in the cooperation project “Frankfurt and National Socialism” with the participation of many initiatives and partners. berlinHistory e.V. developed the app technically based on the model of the berlinHistory App. For the future, thematic extensions are planned in cooperation with Frankfurt partners, for example on the revolution of 1848/49.