What to see in Frankfurt

Frankfurt Attractions

Frankfurt has some interesting historical attractions and there is also a lot to see for the trendy traveller hungry for fashion and contemporary thrills. Sightseeing in Frankfurt is best done in the summer months, when the weather is warmer and the days longer, but as the city boasts some truly wonderful museums, galleries and other indoor attractions Frankfurt is essentially a year-round destination.

For history buffs, some of the best Frankfurt attractions include the Well of Justice fountain in Romerberg Square, dating back to 1541, and the Eschenheimer Turm, a medieval tower from the 15th century. The Historical Museum exhibits a range of impressive artefacts from the Middle Ages. The Goethe-Haus is where the author of Dr Faustus, poet Johan Wolfgang von Goethe, was born in 1749.

Other popular cultural sightseeing attractions in Frankfurt include the Städel Gallery, which houses works by Renoir, and the Museum of Sculpture, which features beautiful pieces from ancient Greece and Rome. Visit the German Film Museum (Deutsches Filmmuseum) to watch one of the classics from its enormous collection, or perhaps stroll through the vast plant kingdom found in Frankfurt's Botanical Gardens.

Those travelling with kids in Frankfurt will find lots of family-friendly attractions, including the wonderful Frankfurt Zoo and the Natural History Museum.

Eschenheimer Turm

The Eschenheimer Turm is one of the few remaining towers of the medieval fortifications that once encircled the city…

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Frankfurt Botanical Gardens

The well-ordered and interesting Botanical Garden in Frankfurt is administered by the university and is really a beautiful…

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Frankfurt Zoo

The Frankfurt Zoo, located in Ostend, was almost completely destroyed in World War II, with only 20 animals surviving.…

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The house where Johan Wolfgang von Goethe, Germany's world-famous poet and writer, was born in 1749 is now a shrine to…

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Historical Museum (Historisches Museum)

The Historical Museum (Historisches Museum) has many permanent exhibitions featuring objects and works of art…

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Situated on the south bank of the river Main, the Liebieghaus was built in 1896 for Czech Baron Heinrich Liebieg, but…

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Senckenberg Museum of Natural History

One of the biggest natural history museums in Germany and housed in a building which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site,…

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St Bartholomew Cathedral

St Bartholomews Cathedral, or Dom Sankt Bartholomäus, dominates the Frankfurt skyline with its imposing 311-foot…

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Städel Gallery

Frankfurt's most important art gallery is the Städel Gallery which contains a fantastic collection of most European…

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