In the Historische Villa Metzler, near the Eisernen Steg in Frankfurt am Main, you can experience art, music, literature and science in a classicist town house or host events yourself. Together with its subsidiary, the Historische Villa Metzler gGmbH, the Kunstgewerbeverein in Frankfurt am Main e.V. has taken on the task of making this villa on Schaumainkai, which is part of the Museum Angewandte Kunst, accessible to the citizens of the city and the surrounding area.
Popularly known as the "Villa Metzler", this house is one of the few surviving examples of classicist architecture in Frankfurt. It was built between 1803 and 1804 by the pharmacist Johann Peter Salzwedel.
Today the villa is part of Frankfurt's unique Museum Embankment. Its forms are lovingly and generously reflected in the museum building designed by architect Richard Meier. In 1985, Richard Meier took the ground plan and elevation of the villa as a yardstick for his first building in Europe: the Museum Angewandte Kunst (formerly Museum für Kunsthandwerk).
By 1967, the villa had already become the new home of the Museum für Kunsthandwerk, which had been located on Neue Mainzer Strasse before the Second World War.
The interior of the Historic Villa Metzler of the Museum of Applied Arts was thoroughly renovated and redesigned as a museum in 2008. It now offers style or period rooms on the two upper floors and event rooms on the ground floor.
Rental period is freely negotiable