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Top attractions in Frankfurt

Top 10 things to in Frankfurt

Situated on Germany's scenic River Main, Frankfurt's soaring skyline has earned it the nickame "Mainhattan." But beneath the sleek skyscrapers lies a trove of historic and cultural treasures. Here are ten of the "Main" attractions! (No more puns, we promise!)

  • 1. Schirn Gallery

    Located in the city's historic center, the Schirn hosts only temporary exhibitions, making it a favorite attraction for Frankfurt's returning visitors, as well as new ones!

  • Naturmuseum Senckenberg

    2. Naturmuseum Senckenberg

    Go for the extensive fossil and geological exhibits if you like, but the attractive dioramas and imposing dinosaur skeletons make it one of the best places to visit with kids!

  • Main Tower

    3. Main Tower

    The cylindrical Main Tower is an icon of the Frankfurt cityscape. Reserve a table at its 53rd-storey restaurant to admire the views over dinner and cocktails.

  • MyZeil

    4. MyZeil

    Massimiliano Fuksas' spectacular glass architecture makes Frankfurt's premier shopping mall as much a sightseeing attraction as a mecca for great deals and leading brands.

  • 5. Festhalle Frankfurt

    Once the largest domed building in Europe, the entertainment venue and convention center continues to impress sightseers today. Check the program for upcoming concerts and events!

  • Alte Oper Frankfurt

    6. Alte Oper Frankfurt

    Built in 1880, the city's old opera house was an architectural and acoustic triumph! It was partly destroyed in World War II, but extensive restorations saw it reopen in 1981.

  • 7. Frankfurt Opera

    Frankfurt's cultural prominence is at least partly down to its outstanding modern opera house. It's one of the best in Europe, so book early for the best value seats!

  • Commerzbank-Arena

    8. Commerzbank-Arena

    The former Forest Stadium is home to the city's biggest sporting events and concerts. It's hosted talents from the Brazilian football team to Bruce Springsteen! Who will you see?

  • Palmengarten

    9. Palmengarten

    Plan a picnic at one of Europe's most spectacular botanical gardens. Don't panic if it rains – just head to the impressive tropicarium and you'll soon forget about it!

  • Frankfurt Zoo

    10. Frankfurt Zoo

    Frankfurt's historic zoo remains one of the world's most important, with 500 species roaming the various enclosures. If you leave wanting more, check out the city's Opel Zoo, too!

Planning Your Visit

  • How many days?

    Frankfurt is perfect for sightseeing over 2 or 3 days, but it's worth checking what's on offer at its many cultural institutions. You may want to stay a little longer for its stage performances and museums!

Good to know

  • Language
    German
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +49
  • Best time to visit
    Frankfurt is pleasant year-round, just make sure you don't visit when there's already a major trade fair planned!

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What people are saying about Frankfurt

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One of the best experiences I ever had! I highly recommend it to everyone. The airfield is situated near a beautiful village (Mainbullau/Miltenberg). The airplane (Cessna 206) is impressively powerful, so we quickly ascended to 3000m. The filming and photos of my jump were top notch (you can see them on a huge display immediately after jump). I jumped with Laszlo, who is a really funny and cool person (he also signed my bottle of "GoldenEye"). The "skydiving certificate" was a really nice addition. Will definitely do it again!

A very pleasant and insightful cruise, lots of scenery and the comfortable voyage on both legs. On board staff is friendly and professional, a good choice of snacks and beverages if u want something to eat or drink. Would recommend, a great way to spend an hour or 2 one morning or afternoon!

The tour was amazing. The guide was very helpful and fun, he is a good man who loves his job. Sunday is the best day to go because then you can speed around the city while everyone stares at you flying by.

It’s so fun. The staffs are very nice and helpful. The trip is fast and short but it’s worthy

Its an interesting experience, i learnt a lot from it. Got to discover Frankfurts history