Top attractions in Frankfurt
Top sights in Frankfurt
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!)
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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'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!
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?
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'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!
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!
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- 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
Read the description carefully. I did this trip in off season when the tour boats in the Middle Rhine do not run so using a tour company insured that I had a spot on one of the few boats that were running. The bus transport meant that I could view everything, which from a train is not possible due to tunnels and speed. Yes, you can do it more cheaply, yes there is some repetition up and down the road, but the scenery made it worth it. Our guide Michael was super friendly and told lots of bad jokes about his wife (who wasn’t there to defend herself) but you know the type, just roll with it and you’ll have some fun. I don’t drink alcohol so the wine tasting was lost on me but others seemed to enjoy it.
The tour was very good, castle is very interesting & picturesque. I especially enjoyed the Museum of Pharmacy in the Castle. Plenty of photo opportunities all through the tour. Free time in the Old Town was also very good. Lunch was disappointing, a cheese sandwich, better if you eat in the Old Town. Our guide could have been better, he was not very interactive, just wanted to do all the talking. Our small bus was not really adequate for 8 people + driver; two of us were squashed in the front seat with driver.
Our guide George and the driver Nicko (if i'm not mistaken) is awesome! He told us a lot of story and history about the church, palace, about the wine cellar and also about frankfurt. He is very generous too and can suggest you best spot for a picture. Free time is also enough, not too short and not too long. You should look for George as your tour guide if you want to take this tour. Don't forget to give some tips too for appreciation
Had a wonderful day trip with our guide Micheal and driver Nico. Michael kept us busy with his narration about the history of Frankfurt, Heidelberg and Germany in general (including details about the architecture, culture, arts, technology and more). Once in Heidelberg we had a tour of the castle and the apothecary museum, and then we were given a free time to explore on our own. Highly recommended!
The tour was amazing. The guide was very helpful and fun, he is a good man who loves his job. Sunday is the best day to go because then you can speed around the city while everyone stares at you flying by.