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Situated on Germany's scenic River Main, Frankfurt's soaring skyline has earned it the nickame "Mainhattan." But beneath the sleek skyscrapers lies a trove of historic and cultural treasures. Here are ten of the "Main" attractions! (No more puns, we promise!)

Schirn Gallery

Located in the city's historic center, the Schirn hosts only temporary exhibitions, making it a favorite attraction for Frankfurt's returning visitors, as well as new ones!

Naturmuseum Senckenberg

Naturmuseum Senckenberg

Go for the extensive fossil and geological exhibits if you like, but the attractive dioramas and imposing dinosaur skeletons make it one of the best places to visit with kids!

Main Tower

Main Tower

The cylindrical Main Tower is an icon of the Frankfurt cityscape. Reserve a table at its 53rd-storey restaurant to admire the views over dinner and cocktails.

MyZeil

MyZeil

Massimiliano Fuksas' spectacular glass architecture makes Frankfurt's premier shopping mall as much a sightseeing attraction as a mecca for great deals and leading brands.

Festhalle Frankfurt

Once the largest domed building in Europe, the entertainment venue and convention center continues to impress sightseers today. Check the program for upcoming concerts and events!

Alte Oper Frankfurt

Alte Oper Frankfurt

Built in 1880, the city's old opera house was an architectural and acoustic triumph! It was partly destroyed in World War II, but extensive restorations saw it reopen in 1981.

Frankfurt Opera

Frankfurt's cultural prominence is at least partly down to its outstanding modern opera house. It's one of the best in Europe, so book early for the best value seats!

Commerzbank-Arena
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Commerzbank-Arena

The former Forest Stadium is home to the city's biggest sporting events and concerts. It's hosted talents from the Brazilian football team to Bruce Springsteen! Who will you see?

Palmengarten

Palmengarten

Plan a picnic at one of Europe's most spectacular botanical gardens. Don't panic if it rains – just head to the impressive tropicarium and you'll soon forget about it!

Frankfurt Zoo

Frankfurt Zoo

Frankfurt's historic zoo remains one of the world's most important, with 500 species roaming the various enclosures. If you leave wanting more, check out the city's Opel Zoo, too!

Planning Your Frankfurt Visit

When to go?

How many days?

Frankfurt is perfect for sightseeing over 2 or 3 days, but it's worth checking what's on offer at its many cultural institutions. You may want to stay a little longer for its stage performances and museums!

Good to know

  • Language
    German
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +49
  • Best time to visit
    Frankfurt is pleasant year-round, just make sure you don't visit when there's already a major trade fair planned!

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What people are saying about Frankfurt

Mr Tony and especially Marcella were fantastic.

It was a wonderful day. Our guide moved seemlessly between languages. She was considerate and knowledgeable. The driver was steady and professional. The scenery speaks for itself. I'd go again.

Heidelberg and Rhine Combination Tour from Frankfurt Reviewed by Anonymous, 05/16/2019

A nice option to get out of the big city for one day

Glad I went in the winter. Chilly temperatures but at least no rain. We had a small group of only 6 people. It was very easy to hear the guide and be able to ask questions.

Heidelberg 6-Hour Tour from Frankfurt Reviewed by Michael, 02/17/2019

Excellent tour of the city, especially in inclement weather.

Thoroughly enjoyed both tours and took advantage of the hop on hop off to explore Christmas Markets and historical sites. Definitely recommend.

Had an awesome time! Lyna was great in introducing everyone!

Highly recommend this pub crawl even if you're doing solo! Lyna our tour guide was awesome! Gotta say... Had a great time, and we rocked the night out till the early morning!

Great day out, highly recommend. Not really a wine tasting though

I would have liked the wine tasting to go for longer and to learn more about the local wine. Bigger tasting would be good too. The rest of the day including river cruise and lunch were excellent

From Frankfurt: Rhine Valley Day Trip Reviewed by Barton, 08/07/2017