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Top sights 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!
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!
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!
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.
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?
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!
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!
Frequently asked questions about Frankfurt
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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!
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- 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
Again and again!!!! It was really nice. This trip was a surprise to my husband and he also thinks it was great LG Joanna and Adam
Die Fahrt war total toll. Wir hatten richtig schönes Wetter wodurch der Blick auf die Skyline extrem schön war.
We really had a great time. Great scenery and ofcourse great tour guide/driver. We really enjoyed the trip.
Wonderful guide. Informative. Meal was good. Small group. Loved it.
It was a lot of fun, despite the bad weather! Nice tour!