Since being established 43 years ago, the Murnau Foundation has applied itself to saving and preserving a large portion of Germany’s film heritage and making these outstanding cultural and film historical works accessible to the public. They range from the early days of motion pictures to the early 1960s, namely 2000 silent films, 1000 talkies, and some 3000 short films (advertising, cultural and documentary films). In addition to Metropolis, they include some of the great classics of German cinema, such as Die Nibelungen, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari), The Blue Angel (Der Blaue Engel), Three Good Friends (Die Drei von der Tankstelle), The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (Münchhausen), Great Freedom No. 7 (Große Freiheit Nr. 7), and Helden. Furthermore it contains a large amount of films by outstanding directors such as Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, Fritz Lang, Ernst Lubitsch, Detlef Sierck, Helmut Käutner and Wolfgang Staudte.
Since April 2009 the Murnau Foundation runs the Deutsches Filmhaus located close to the center of the regional capital Wiesbaden and which holds film cultural institutions, representations of interests by the film industry, as well as companies of the film and media branches. In the modern office block the Murnau-Filmtheater´s screenings are open for the public, the multifunctional area provides for events and exhibitions.
Programming: Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung in cooperation with the Deutsches Filminstitut – DIF
Screening dates: on Wednesdays and Fridays (further screenings upon announcement)
Tickets: 5 € / € 4 reduced for children, students, trainees, senior citizens and severely disabled persons
Deutsches Filmhaus (opposite Kulturzentrum Schlachthof)
Murnaustraße 6, 65189 Wiesbaden,
phone 0611 - 97708-41 (Mo - Fr 10 - 12)
Central station Wiesbaden (5 minutes walk)