10 unmissable activities in FrankfurtFrankfurt: 10 activities

From its defining modern skyline to its half-timbered houses and from bustling metropole to tranquil green spaces: Frankfurt am Main boasts a thriving diversity. The city is known as the business and financial centre of Germany, but here’s what else awaits you: stunning architecture, delicious regional cuisine, globally renowned museums and a varied shopping scene… Discover the top 10 activities in Frankfurt below.

1. Admire Frankfurt Cathedral

The impressive red-sandstone Frankfurt Cathedral (officially the Imperial Cathedral of Saint Bartholomew) is the best place to start your visit to the historic city centre. You can’t miss it – it’s in the Römerberg square, the heart of the medieval Altstadt. Climb to the top of the cathedral to enjoy breathtaking views of the city.

2. Visit the DomRömer Quarter

Once upon a time, Frankfurt am Main wasn’t famous for its skyline, but for its Altstadt (old town), which was one of Germany’s most beautiful and largest medieval old centres boasting the truss design. Now, the city is recreating the Altstadt, reconstructing with great care the medieval townhouses, cafés and picturesque squares in all their former glory.

3. Climb the Main Tower

Frankfurt’s the only German city with skyscrapers, so you simply must take advantage of it! Head to the Main Tower’s observation deck and upper-floor restaurant and take in the panoramic views of Frankfurt.


4. Indulge in some shopping

There’s shopping fun for everyone in Frankfurt! Whether it’s on the Zeil, the city’s main shopping promenade, the Goethestrasse, Frankfurt’s luxury shopping street, or the Fressgass, the main culinary street, there’s a good chance you’ll find what you’re looking for in Frankfurt.

5. Take a boat tour

If you would like to admire the Frankfurt skyline and its surroundings from a different perspective, climb aboard one of the boats navigating the Main River. The best time to take a boat excursion is in the evening, when the many city lights illuminate the night sky – a marvellous sight!

6. Relax in the city’s parks and green spaces

The city’s natural landscape has many faces, ranging from parks and forests to meadow orchards and water bodies. Go cycling in the Grünebergpark, take a walk in the Bethmannpark and the Chinese garden or stroll around the Palmengarten… Just take your pick.

7. Try local specialties in Sachsenhausen

With its apple wine pubs, historic half-timbered houses and narrow alleyways, the district of Sachsenhausen stands for cosiness. A visit to the city isn’t complete if you haven’t tried the “Ebbelwei”, regional apple wine, and “Grüne Sauce”, a typical local sauce based on herbs.

8. Enjoy a cultural night out

Cultural diversity and musical highlights await you not only in the Old or New Opera House, but also in the English Theatre Frankfurt. From classical operas to operettas to modern and avant-garde performances, there is something to suit everyone’s taste.

9. Visit the Museumsufer (Museum Riverbank)

From the avant-garde and the old masters to Goethe and his creative heirs: a large collection of museums is located on the banks of the Main River and that’s exactly why this area is now called the Museum Riverbank. You can’t go wrong with a top-notch exhibition at one of the internationally renowned museums.

10. Get a “Velotaxi”

Hail a Velotaxi and let yourself discover Frankfurt am Main in an unusual and relaxed way. The Velotaxis are an eco-friendly and fun way to get to know the city. You can find them between the Opernplatz and Mainufer.