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Things to do in Frankfurt

There are plenty of things to do in Frankfurt, Germany, no matter why you are visiting the city. The Main tower is one of the main symbols of Frankfurt and is open to the public. On its 650-foot high platform, visitors can take in an impressive view of the entire stretch of Frankfurt. For the artistically-inclined wondering what to do in Frankfurt, a visit to the Goethe House is definitely in order. Frankfurt is known, amongst other things, as the birthplace of Germany’s most important writer—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Though the house was technically destroyed in the midst of World War II, it was completely rebuilt and restored with original paintings, books, and furniture.

Writers looking for things to do in Frankfurt that have the power to inspire can take a seat at Goethe’s writing desk, where he wrote his masterpiece, The Sorrows of Young Werther. For families looking for what to do in Frankfurt, the city is home to several museums, such as the Senckenberg Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Modern Art. Another place of interest for families who plan to visit Frankfurt is the breathtaking Palmengarten, one of the most impressive botanical gardens in Europe where over 6,000 different botanical species are housed. Frankfurt is not only a symbol of European innovation and financial power, but it is also a moving place to experience with a compelling history.

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