Frankfurt am Main, the bustling metropolis in the heart of Europe, is known for its unusual contrasts. Historical attractions, as the Roemerberg with its half-timbered houses, the Emperors' Cathedral or St Paul's Church, are just a stone's throw away from the unique skyline, extraordinary cultural offers, a real shopping eldorado and numerous events throughout the year – Frankfurt is the perfect destination for an exciting city break.
Take also advantage of the benefits of the Frankfurt Card! Beside free and unlimited travel on Frankfurt's public transport system, you will get discounts on admission fees in plenty of the sightseeing attractions below.
The Zeil is the main shopping street in Frankfurt, lined with international department stores, elegant boutiques and two top modern shopping centres Zeilgalerie and MyZeil.
Birthplace of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (*28.08.1747) and place of his youth. Of greatest historical significance is the “Dichterzimmer” (poet’s study) on the third floor, which is where Johann Wolfgang von Goethe lived and wrote such celebrated works as " The Sorrows of Young Werther" and the beginnings of "Faust".
Erected in 1880 with the help of private donations, the Old Opera House was
totally destroyed during World War II. The façade and the forecourt were
reconstructed according to the original plans of the architect Lucae in 1981.
On the third floor is a restaurant and bar with a terrace, which stays open late.
The Main Tower was completed in the year of 2000 and has quickly become one of the most popular sights in Frankfurt. It measures 200 meters and
invites the general public to visit its rooftop observation platform. From there, you will have the most spectacular panoramic view of Frankfurt and the surrounding region.
One of the oldest and most significant museum foundations in Germany and one of the world’s most outstanding art museums, featuring masterpieces from seven centuries of art. Here you will find works of art by masters like Rembrandt, Renoir, Rubens, Van Eyck and Botticelli.
The completion of the Städel’s underground extension is one of the most important events in the art institute’s long and celebrated history. The groundbreaking architecture of the new hall is a must-see for visitors of Frankfurt.
One of Frankfurt’s most popular attractions is the Applewine Express. Take a tour on this merry streetcar and become better acquainted with downtown Frankfurt while enjoying pretzels and a glass or two of Frankfurt apple wine. This particular way of sightseeing also entails background music and plenty of laughs.
Römerberg is a medieval square and the hub of the Old Town, Altstadt. The original Römerberg was destroyed during World War II, but it has been rebuilt since and nowadays you can once again stroll around this beautiful square and look at the various buildings. Hopefully your timing is right and you will get to witness one of the public festivals that are held here.
At the centre of the square lies the Fountain of Justice (Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen), where the statue of goddess Justitia holds the scales of justice.
Perhaps the most famous building here is the "Römer", which is the city hall, and has been so for the last 600 years.
Alt-Sachsenhausen, with its apple wine pubs, historical half-timbered houses and narrow alleys, stands for Frankfurt cosiness and hospitality. No sojourn in Frankfurt is complete without a quick visit for a glass of the renowned “Frankfurt Ebbelwei”.