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What to see in Frankfurt

Frankfurt Attractions

Frankfurt has some fascinating historical attractions, while there's 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 Römerberg 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, while the Goethe-Haus is where writer Johan Wolfgang von Goethe was born in 1749.

Other popular cultural sites in Frankfurt include the Städel Gallery, which houses works by Renoir, and the Museum of Sculpture, which boasts 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 too, including the wonderful Frankfurt Zoo and the Senckenberg, a natural history museum.

Eschenheimer Turm

The Eschenheimer Turm is one of the few remaining towers of Frankfurt's medieval fortifications. The 154-foot high (47m) Gothic tower was built in the 15th century, one of approximately 60 towers surrounding…

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Frankfurt Botanical Gardens

The well-ordered and interesting Botanical Garden in Frankfurt is administered by the university and is a beautiful place to while away a few hours. The gardens are designed to…

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Frankfurt Zoo

Located in Ostend and almost completely destroyed in World War II, the Frankfurt Zoo has grown to become one of the most popular in Europe. It's home to more than 3,200 animals from about 600 species,…

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The birthplace of Germany's iconic poet and writer, Goethe-Haus is now a shrine to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's memory and preserved as an example of how the well-to-do lived in…

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Historical Museum (Historisches Museum)

The Historical Museum has many permanent exhibitions featuring objects and works of art ranging from the Middle Ages to the present day. The museum's changing exhibitions cover…

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Built for a baron in 1896, the Liebieghaus is today home to Frankfurt's Museum of Sculpture. It almost looks like a castle, with its beauty and majesty adding to a medieval atmosphere. Exhibits cover…

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Senckenberg Museum of Natural History

One of the biggest natural history museums in Germany and housed in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Senckenberg Museum of Natural History features extensive exhibits on the biodiversity…

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St Bartholomew Cathedral

St Bartholomew's Cathedral dominates the Frankfurt skyline with its imposing 311-foot (95m) spire, contrasting sharply with the modern skyscrapers in the downtown area. The cathedral…

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Städel Gallery

Frankfurt's most important art gallery is the Städel Gallery, which contains a fantastic collection of many European schools of painting and a revolving calendar of high-quality…

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