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Whether on a business trip to the banking metropolis, as part of student life, on a short holiday or staying for a while – there are some attractions in Frankfurt that you should not miss. The first thing that comes to mind is certainly the fascinating Frankfurt skyline, the Main Tower or the European Central Bank (ECB) building. But Frankfurt offers so much more than just tall buildings. We tell you which attractions, landmarks and points of interest in the largest city in Hesse you must not miss. Explore Mainhatten from its best side.
The historic centre in Frankfurt is a sight to behold with many facets. The square is lined with magnificent buildings such as the Town Hall, Haus Frauenstein and the Salzhaus, and the centre is graced by Frankfurt’s first fountain. The Old Nikolai Church also stands directly on the square and is a real eye-catcher with its late Gothic architecture. An even more important church building can be found just a few minutes’ walk from Römerberg: Frankfurt’s Paulskirche is now used for exhibitions and public events – the building is considered a symbol of the democratic movement in Germany. In Advent, the Römerberg is transformed into a sparkling place of contemplation – the Frankfurt Christmas market held here is one of the most beautiful and largest in Germany.
Palmengarten & Grüneburgpark
With its reputation as a skyscraper metropolis, it may surprise some to learn that Frankfurt also has a green side. In fact, the Hessian city has Germany’s largest botanical garden. Rare flowers, exotic plants as far as the eye can see – you could almost call the Palmengarten a jungle in the urban jungle. But that’s not all there is to Frankfurt’s greenery: opposite the Palmengarten, the 26-hectare Grüneburgpark awaits with old trees and charming little buildings, such as the Korean Plum Arbour Pavilion.
Frankfurt is an often underrated city of culture. The Museumsufer, with its 15 museums on both sides of the Main, is proof of this. The themes of the museums vary from historical to modern, from local-regional to cosmopolitan, from general to specific. The most prominent are the Städel Museum and the Liebieghaus. The special events on the Museumsufer are also recommended, such as the Museumsuferfest, which is one of the most important cultural gatherings in Europe, or the Long Night of the Museums.
‚Der Eiserne Steg‘
Who would have thought that a footbridge could be so imposing? The 170-metre-long footbridge is one of the oldest steel structures of its kind still in working order. Not everyone notices the special feature right away, but bridge engineers can spend hours talking about the bridge. By the way, you can get a great perspective of the “tiger of steel” from the Main. Simply book a Main boat trip and admire the bridge, built in 1869, from the water. By the way, if you’re already on the river – there’s plenty else to explore on a boat trip through Frankfurt.
If you want to get out of the city a bit while sightseeing, we can recommend the Goethe Tower on the edge of Frankfurt’s city forest. The 43-metre-high wooden tower with 196 steps offers a magnificent view of the skyline and the neighbouring districts.
For children, a forest playground with a giant slide and paddling pool awaits directly at the Goetheturm, and the neighbouring garden café offers snacks and coffee for a relaxing break.