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What to Do in Frankfurt: Must See Attractions

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's fun for the entire family no matter where you wander in Frankfurt. Here are some family friendly experiences to do together that promise to make your trip unforgettable:

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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Bahnhofsviertel

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

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Sachsenhausen

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.

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Innenstadt

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

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Altstadt

Frankfurt’s historic heart is a dazzling district home to atmospheric squares, medieval landmarks, art galleries, museums, boutiques and centuries-old taverns.

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Bockenheim

With a vast student population and an entrance via a semi-submerged carriage, this district has an abundance of innovation and creativity.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Frankfurt on a sunny day?

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 great indoor activities like these on offer:

What should I not miss in Frankfurt?

Don't go home without ticking off the following superb sights:

  • Alte Oper
  • Commerzbank-Arena
  • Römer
  • Congress Center Messe Frankfurt

Are there cheap things to do in Frankfurt?

If you're traveling on a shoestring budget, you may like to add the following inexpensive tours and activities to your to-do list:

What can you do in Frankfurt for free?

You could store your cash in the hotel safe for the day, because these attractions won't cost you a penny:

  • Römer
  • Congress Center Messe Frankfurt
  • Frankfurt Cathedral
  • St. Paul's Church