- Cathedral of Saint Bartholomew
The Kaiserdom Cathedral gives an amazing display of medieval architecture. The cathedral consists of a 95m high tower. The Gothic look of the tower is beautiful, and the small intricate designs carved into it add more depth to its character. To see all this you must climb over 300 steps and reach the top. The view from the top is worth the effort.
Why you should visit it?
you get an awesome 360° view over the city of Frankfurt. On sunny days you will be able to see the Taunus mountains.
Beware: it’s very high and narrow, so nothing for claustrophobic people! also, the climb is really exhausting.
- Main Tower
Main Tower is a 56-storey, 200 m (656 ft) skyscraper in the Innenstadt district of Frankfurt, Germany. It is named after the nearby Main river. The building is 240 m (787 ft) when its antenna spire is included.
The tower has five underground floors and two public viewing platforms. It is the only skyscraper in Frankfurt with a public viewing observatory. It is the 4th tallest building in Frankfurt and the 4th tallest in Germany, tied with Tower 185.
Every year, thousands of day-trippers and tourists visit the MAIN TOWER to enjoy the impressive view of Frankfurt’s skyline. In the summer, when everyone wants to watch the sun setting over the city and take that perfect photo, the crowds are particularly big. From March to October, the observation deck is even open to visitors until 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
Palmengarten botanical gardens, Frankfurt. Exotic flora and fauna in the heart of Germany.
On around 22 hectares of land, the Palmengarten botanical gardens display a range of interesting and beautiful plants. Almost every kind of exotic flora growing around the world can be found here, right in the middle of Frankfurt.
- Naturkundemuseum Senckenberg
The Senckenberg Museum is one of the largest Natural History Museums in Germany and exhibits the recent biodiversity of life and evolution of organisms as well as the change of planet earth over millions of years. New scientific findings in all areas of biology, paleontology and geology are on display. Of course, the kids love the dinosaurs!
Why you should visit it
many of the exhibits are very rare or even unique. It’s a great place to go with kids, because they won’t get bored so easily! Of course, you can also book a guided tour. So, if it’s a rainy day, go there and learn about the history of our nature and the planet.
- Römerberg Frankfurt’s Old Town Centre
In the heart of Frankfurt’s Old Town (Altstadt), the Römerberg is an irregularly shaped square with the Justice Fountain (Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen) at its center. Not only is it Frankfurt’s most picturesque public square, it’s the city’s busiest pedestrian zone and home to numerous tourist attractions and things to do. These include its many open-fronted shops, once common throughout the old town, and the Römer, with its 11 lovely buildings, faithfully reconstructed in 1954 from original 15th- to 18th-century floorplans. The historic Wertheim House survived the 1944 air raids that destroyed much of old Frankfurt.
- Städel Museum
One of Germany’s top cultural attractions, the Städel Museum has recently been named German Museum of the Year following an extension for contemporary art in 2012. The museum was founded in 1815 when the banker Johann Friedrich Städel donated an invaluable collection of old masters to the city.
The current museum building was designed in a palatial Gründerzeit style in 1878 and within there’s a marvellous array of painting from the 1300s to the present.
Think Botticelli, Rembrandt, Hieronymus Bosch, Vermeer and van Eyck.
For later movements like Romanticism, Impressionism and Expressionism you’ll find paintings by Caspar David Friedrich, Degas and Kirchner.