Located along the Main in Germany, Frankfurt is a bustling city that boasts a rich history, vibrant night-life. Frankfurt is for many travellers the gateway to Europe, but there is more to see than just the Frankfurt International Airport.
Being an an internationally diverse city, Frankfurt has many great things to offer; from arts, outdoors, and shopping, to historic buildings and high-rises, here are the 10 best Frankfurt attractions you don’t want to miss.
The Main Tower:
There is no better way to see Frankfurt than from the top of the “Main Tower”, the city’s only high-rise open to the public.
Take the elevator up to the 650-feet high platform to enjoy sweeping views of Frankfurt’s cityscape.
The Goethe House:
Frankfurt is the birthplace of Germany’s most important writer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832).
Although Goethe’s house was destroyed in World War II, it was fully restored with the original furniture, paintings and books of the family Goethe.
The Römerberg (“Roman Mountain”) is the historic heart of Frankfurt and home to its City Hall, which dates back to 1405.
Flanked by half-timbered houses, this historic square used to be the place for Frankfurt’s first trade fairs in the 13th century.
Museumsufer – Museum Embankment:
Take a walk along the river Main, which runs through Frankfurt’s city center and is lined on both sides by some of best museums in the country; among them the superb German Film Museum and the fine art Städel Museum, which focuses on the old masters.
Shopping Street Zeil:
The premier place to shop in Frankfurt is the bustling pedestrian zone called “Zeil”. Also called “The Fifth Avenue of Germany”, this shopping street offers everything from chic boutiques, and international department chains, to a modern 10 floor shopping center, the “Zeil Galerie”.
The Museum of Modern Art:
The Museum of Modern Art is not only famous for its extensive art collection, but also for its bold architecture. Designed by the Viennese architect Hans Hollering, the museum has a triangular shape and is called “the slice of cake” by locals.