Things to do in Frankfurt

A modern city with a historic heart, Frankfurt is the financial hub of Europe, there are loads of things to do in Frankfurt.

Enjoy sipping apple wine in secluded courtyards, and relaxing with locals in one of the rooftop cafés to get a panoramic view of the city skyline.

Ideally situated in Germany's scenic state of Hesse, close to the picturesque Bavaria, budding adventurers are in a perfect location to explore all the wonder of this stunning region. 

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Frankfurt in Germany

Things to do in Frankfurt

Frankfurt Culture

From bustling market halls to some of the most renowned attractions in Germany, there are things to do in Frankfurt no matter what your interests are. 

The impressive Staedel gallery is home to 700 years of art, and is essential for any visiting art enthusiasts, while the Senckenberg natural history museum boasts some formidable dinosaurs — including a rare Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton — as well as an enormous collection of birds and mammals. 

After you’ve seen the museums, head out to the Kleinmarkthalle, a lively market hall where you'll find the freshest German produce. Browse from a selection of sausages, artisan bread and pretzels before relaxing in the wine bar on the upper level terrace.

Food market in Frankfurt, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany

Heritage Sites in Frankfurt

Your first stop in this sparkling metropolis will no doubt be Römerberg, Frankfurt's famous city square. Lined by half-timber houses in true medieval style, this plaza is especially beautiful over the winter period when the stunning space is blanketed in snow. 

Architectural highlights here include the lavishly ornate Romer town hall, the wonderfully restored guild houses and the pretty Old St Nicholas Church. Stretching high up in the sky, the nearby cathedral of Kaiserdom is one of the most city's most famous and stunning spectacles.

Eating and Drinking in Frankfurt

With hearty local fare and delicious apple wine and beer to taste, eating and drinking is one of the best things to do in Frankfurt.

One of the prime hotspots in Frankfurt is Old Sachsenhausen, where cool cafés, bars, bistros and charming restaurants can be found in small squares tucked away down hidden lanes. Here, the traditional pubs are lined up next to each other and locals sit arm to arm with tourists on long wooden benches outside. Make sure to taste the local specialties like pork knuckle and sauerkraut, or chicken schnitzel. 

For more drinking dens, head to the quiet back alleys of Schweizer Straße where you'll find some of the best wine bars in the city.

Wooden bench in frankfurt, Germany

Romerberg Square in Frankfurt

Day Trips from Frankfurt

With the sights of Bavaria at your fingertips, those seeking day trips to the German countryside will be spilt for choice once they’ve discovered all of the things to do in Frankfurt.

Whether you are looking for fairy tale castles like the Neuschwanstein and the Heidelberg, or simply want to cruise past the pleasant villages of the Rhine River Valley, there is so much to see in all directions.

Take the Romantic Road to the walled village of Rotherburg for a truly iconic German experience, as this winding route is widely regarded as one of the best driving journeys in the world. 

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For more drinking dens, head to the quiet back alleys of Schweizer Straße where you'll find some of the best wine bars in the city

Top attraction to see in Frankfurt

Hop-on and hop-off Bus Tour

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Experience the bustling city of Frankfurt on a discovery tour by double-decker bus. Choose between a hop-on hop-off Skyline Tour or a hop-on hop-off Express Tour through the bustling city center.

Frankfurt bus tour
Frankfurt Old Town

Frankfurt Old Town – guided walk

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Discover the best way to explore Frankfurt's old town and its most important attractions during a 90-minute guided walking tour. Stroll through the historic streets with a certified guide as you learn about the city's incredible buildings and monuments.

Sightseeing Cruise: 1 or 2 hours

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Cruise the River Main in Frankfurt for spectacular views of the city’s skyline. Available as a 1-hour or 2-hour tour, see sights such as the pubs of Sachsenhausen and European Central Bank. Jump off at Gerbermühle and learn about the poet Goethe.

River cruise Frankfurt
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