What to Do and See on a Trip to Frankfurt

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Frankfurt offers one of the largest airports in the world and for many within and outside of Europe is a gateway to the Germany and the continent. The city itself is also the financial capital of Germany and is a mainstay of business. However, fortunately, there are plenty of far more exciting and fun things to do in this Germanic metropolis. So, what should you make sure to see on a trip to this wonderful city?

The Römerberg

The Römerberg

The ‘Roman Mountain’ as the translation would have it is the picture of old Germany and is positioned at the heart of the old town. The area has the half-timbered houses you’d imagine when thinking of Germany of old and has been holding the town’s fairs since the 13th century. The town hall still resides here today after over 600 years and there’s quite a twee but unique feel around The Römerberg and it’s a must see on a visit.

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The Goethe House

The most significant and also well-known German writer is Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and as you may have guessed he was born in Frankfurt. Goethe wrote the renowned book Faust, a tale of a man who makes a pact with evil for his own gain. Goethe’s home was destroyed in World War II however, the German people have complete restored it brick for brick and painting for painting and though burned to the ground in the 1940s, it’s now exactly as it has been for almost 300 years.

Museumsufer – Museum Embankment

If there is one thing that Frankfurt does better than the rest of Germany, it is museums. The Museum Embankment is lined with some of the best in the nation. Why not take a trip to the German Film Museum, or perhaps the fine art Stadel Musuem. The area also hosts a flea market at the weekend, so you’ll never know what you may come across.

Palmengarten – Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens were founded in the 1860s by locals in the city and provide a wondrous place for adults and children alike. The gardens themselves provide a whole host of horticultural beauty and visitor’s journey through African Savanna and Rainforests, into the more familiar terrain of European fauna. There are over 6,000 species and it’s all quite amazing.

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The Main Tower

Finally, if you wish to see Frankfurt and its surrounding area, the best way to do so is from The Main Tower. The tower’s platform is over 650 feet above the ground and offers a full view of the city, there’s also a restaurant for those looking to grab something to eat in beautiful twinkling surroundings.

The other great thing about Frankfurt is its position almost in the center of Germany. For those looking to go further afield it means that there are at least half a dozen other countries that can be easily accessed by public transport or a high speed ride on the autobahn.

Frankfurt is a great city and one that offers plenty to do, see and enjoy. It’s international in its scope and German in its nature and more than worth a trip.



  1. I don’t hear much about Frankfurt, and so never thought of it as a vacation destination to check out. It does look very nice, and we’d love to see it!

  2. I recently started learning German because i am planning to visit and spend some months there. Thanks for this guide i will keep this in mind.

  3. Germany and England are on my list to visit in the next few years. It looks like a beautiful city!

  4. Maryann D. says

    These look like all wonderful areas to visit. I know my daughter and I would love to visit the Museum Embankment.

  5. I loved Frankfurt. Romerberg, The Imperial Cathedral and the old Opera House, too many things to see and do. Definitely a great city to walk around.

  6. Amy Orvin says

    After seeing those photos, I know where I want to go vacation.
    This looks like the perfect place to visit.

  7. James Robert says

    Can I be part of your family…lol, your family knows how to travel. I am really enjoying looking at all the places your family visit. Amazing

  8. Christina G. says

    I’ve been in the Frankfurt airport and even stayed overnight, but didn’t get a chance to see the city. Thanks for the lovely view!

  9. Marci Wright says

    I love the way you describe Frankfurt. I’ve never been there, but it sounds wonderful, especially the Botanical Gardens.

  10. Sandra VanHoey says

    I have never been there but would love to go to Germany. If I could afford it, I’d just be gone and see the places y’all get to see. So Great so I am glad you share such wonderful pictures

  11. Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy.com says

    Looks like a fun family friendly place to visit.

  12. Love this! I haven’t been to Germany yet, but this is great for when I go!

  13. Danielle says

    We’d love to visit one day. My best friend lives in Switzerland and has been many times but when we went to visit her we visited Switzerland and Italy. Next time we’ll definitely be making a stop in Germany.

  14. Danielle says

    I’ve never been to Germany before, but I think that it would be so much fun! I love all the historical sites, as well as the history itself. We are trying to plan a family vacation for when our girls are a little older. Maybe showing your post to my husband will help convince him 🙂

  15. Jadey Sam says

    I have been to Germany some years ago too and it is a beautiful city with awesome historical buildings.

  16. Oh, I went there many years ago (age 18) and it is so beautiful. You brought back some great memories!


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