Things to do in

Frankfurt

With its skyscrapers and old town, this diverse city blends banks and big business with culture and tradition.

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Top 10 things to 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!)

  • 1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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.

  • 5. 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

    6. 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.

  • 7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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

    10. 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!

Frequently asked questions about Frankfurt

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Planning Your Visit

  • 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

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 2,965 reviews

An excellent purchase if it was just used for use on the public transport network but add in the discounts available and it becomes a must buy!

It was a pleasant experience. I would prefer 100 minutes for a better experience probably. Staff was friendly. Trip was really nice.

I just loved the Strasbourg part of it. That only made it worthy! You can do it by train yourself instead of paying that much money.

A relaxing 100 minute river cruise, with tasty food and drink, served by a very friendly waitress

Yes it was such a lovely trip and worth all the money.