Frankfurt

Things to do in Frankfurt

There are plenty of things to do in Frankfurt, no matter why you are visiting the city. The Main Tower is one of the most distinct symbols of Frankfurt and is the only skyscraper in the city that open to the public. On its 650-foot high platform, visitors can take in an impressive view of the entire stretch of Frankfurt, including a gorgeous stretch of the Main River, which runs through the city. For the artistically-inclined wondering what to do in Frankfurt, a visit to the Goethe House, the birthplace of one of Europe’s most important writers, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, is definitely in order. Meanwhile, those interested in history will enjoy visits to the Museum of Modern Art, home to works by Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol; the Städel Museum, which houses classic works from Old Masters like Botticelli, Vermeer and van Eyck; and the Senckenberg Natural History Museum, where visitors can view the museum’s massive collection of dinosaur fossils among other wonderful exhibits.

For those looking to take in natural beauty while searching for things to do in Frankfurt, a visit to the breathtaking Palmengarten and its 6,000 different botanical species is a must. Later, have a picnic or go for a hike in the Frankfurt City Forest, which boasts more than 11,000 acres of space. At the end of the day, visit districts like Sachsenhausen, Bornheim or Seckbach for a glass (or two or three) of authentic Frankfurter apple wine or cider over a traditional Hessian meal. And before you head home, be sure to visit the massive flea market held every Saturday on Schaumainkai Street, so you’ll always have something to remember the incredibly unique city of Frankfurt.

Adler's focus is strictly contemporary, with exhibitions of local and international talent working in all media, from video to plastic.

Pioneering nightclub King Ka (as regulars call it) was first on the block and is still going strong— it's even spawned an outpost on Majorca.

The 12th-century casle, once a thick-walled tower now stands torn in half, the remnants of centuries of warfare.