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Frankfurt Attractions

Located along the Main in Germany, Frankfurt is a bustling city that boasts a rich history, vibrant nightlife, and a medieval feeling people of all ages will enjoy. Because of the city's ideal location, Expedia recommends staying in downtown Frankfurt, if you plan on participating in Frankfurt excursions to cities in surrounding areas.

To get started on your historical journey through Frankfurt, begin by visiting one of the most popular places in the city, the Frankfurt Romans. Used as the city's main hub for official government business since 1405, the Frankfurt Romans offers a unique look at medieval architecture. The current building, like so many other historical sites in the city, has been beautifully preserved throughout the centuries.

One of the most popular Frankfurt tours among both tourists and local citizens alike is The Main tour. This tour takes you down the river past a number of must see gorgeous medieval castles, historical spots and beautiful scenic landmarks. A variety of companies offer both full day and half day river tours.

Among the many attractions in Frankfurt the whole family can enjoy, the Main Tower is a must visit. Being the tallest building in Frankfurt, the Main Tower offers a complete view of the entire city. Expedia recommends a visit to the tower after you've eaten dinner, as the best time to view the entire city is when the lights are on.

Continue your history tour with one of the top tourist spots in Germany, the Cathedral of St. Bartholomew. For over three hundred years, this well-preserved cathedral has been the focal point of many coronations for Roman Catholic emperors since it was built centuries ago.

Because there are so many things to do in Frankfurt, the Big Ebbel is a great focal point to start your day from. Be sure to have a map with you at all times as you will not want to miss all of the great Frankfurt activities and city tours available.

Things to Do in Frankfurt with Kids

There are loads of unforgettable experiences in Frankfurt that the whole gang will love. These are a few of the top family friendly experiences in the area.

Free Things to Do in Frankfurt

Traveling on a tight budget in Frankfurt? Spend time, not cash, on great experiences.

Bibelhaus - Stroll the halls and explore the thought-provoking exhibits and carefully curated collections at this museum.

Alter Flugplatz - Loads of fun and action awaits you at this great place.

Holbeinsteg - Be wowed by the design and creativity of this fantastic example of modern architecture.

Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen - Stop at this historic landmark and learn a little about the region's cultural heritage.

Financial District - Widely recognized among the locals, this site is worth exploring.

St. Paul's Church - Get in touch with your spiritual side or simply savor the tranquil atmosphere at this holy place.

Stadtwald - You'll be treated to vistas that'll amaze you at this natural marvel.

Nizza - Grab your rug, pack some finger food and find a cozy area to relish Mother Nature.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Frankfurt

Frankfurt Airport Area

Frankfurt Airport Area is known for its ample dining options, and you can make a stop by Lufthansa Flight Training Center and The Squaire while in the area.

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The scenic riverside promenade lies in Frankfurt’s city center, adorned with gothic churches, intriguing museums and the modern financial hub. 



Frankfurt’s train station district is experiencing a rejuvenation and today is one of the city’s up-and-coming neighborhoods.



Come to this neighborhood south of the Main River to enjoy Frankfurt’s many culinary specialties and museums as you pass through narrow cobblestone walkways.



Explore a residential area in Frankfurt where you can enjoy lush green spaces while viewing the architecture of historic and modern buildings.



The museums and monuments are just a few things visitors like about Nordend. Berger Strasse and Die Dramatische Buhne are worthwhile spots to check out, and you can hop on the metro at Nibelungenallee-Deutsche Bibliothek U-Bahn or Glauburgstrasse Station to get around the larger area.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Frankfurt on a sunny day?

If you're eager for some fun under the sun, you can't miss these outdoor experiences:

What to do in Frankfurt on a rainy day?

There's no need to splish, splosh and splash your way through a damp day when there are so many awesome indoor activities like these to try:

What should I not miss in Frankfurt?

If you're eager to explore the best of this place, slot these attractions into your schedule:

  • Alte Oper
  • Deutsche Bank Park
  • Römer
  • Congress Center Messe Frankfurt

Are there cheap things to do in Frankfurt?

If you're traveling on a shoestring budget, think about adding the following thrifty activities and tours to your agenda:

What can you do in Frankfurt for free?

You could put your wallet in the hotel safe for the day, because these great attractions won't cost you a cent:

  • Römer
  • Congress Center Messe Frankfurt
  • Frankfurt Cathedral
  • St. Pauls Church