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What to see in Frankfurt

Frankfurt Attractions


Frankfurt has some beautiful attractions, both historic and cultural 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 and galleries 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 to 1541, and the Eschenheimer Turm, a medieval tower from the 15th century, as well as the Historical Museum which exhibits pieces 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.

Cultural Frankfurt attractions include the Städel Gallery, which houses works by Renoir, while the Museum of Sculpture has 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 the vast plant kingdom found in Frankfurt's Botanical Gardens.

If you are travelling with kids in Frankfurt there are also a lot of attractions for them, 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 encircled the city of Frankfurt.…

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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 nearly totally destroyed in World War II, with only 20 animals surviving. It…

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Goethe-Haus

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 on display featuring objects and works of…

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Liebieghaus

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

The 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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