- Waldspielpark Scheerwald
If you want to escape the usual hustle of the city and go somewhere peaceful and quiet, the Goetheturm is the perfect place for you. It is located on top of a 43m high wooden tower. The playground consists of many slides, swings, a maze and a pool. As it is tucked away in a forest, adults can enjoy some peaceful quiet time, or just join their kids.
- Frankfurt’s Museum District
Frankfurt’s Museum District (Museumsufer), on the south bank of the River Main, is a first-rate collection of separate museums, many of them of international standing. Highlights include the Museum of World Cultures (Museum der Weltkulturen), regarded as one of Europe’s top ethnological museums. Founded in 1904, its collections include more than 65,000 artifacts from as far afield as Asia, Africa, and North and South America.
- Skyline Garden
The Skyline Garden is characterized by the many possibilities that it offers to visitors. The central point is the restaurant ALEX with two differently shaped terrace areas. But there are also playgrounds for kids and a lot of space for having a walk or sit down and chat.
Why you should visit it
A highlight is a terrace overlooking the “Europa Boulevard”. From here, the view over the city that can be enjoyed particularly well. Nice for photographers. Visitors can also choose from a huge range of other things to do: there is a large chess field, table tennis, table football and a boule area.
- Schloss Höchst
The highest castle was the residence of the officials of the archbishopric of Mainz in the former city of Höchst am Main , today a district of Frankfurt am Main . It consists of the Old Castle built in the 14th to 16th centuries and the New Palace built at the end of the 16th century . Both are now owned by the German Foundation for Monument Protection . Since 1957, the Höchst Castle has been the focal point of the Höchst Schlossfest every year .
Why you should visit it
It’s worth a visit no matter if good weather or bad. It has 2 museums: 1 for the history of the district Höchst and 1 for the Hoechst AG one of the three biggest chemical and pharmaceutical companies in Germany. After your visit you can stroll along the Main river.
Klassikstadt opens the doors to a world of automotive emotions and treasures.
Glass workshops for restorations, repair work and engine construction as well as a watchmaker and a saddlery invite you to look over the shoulder of the expert and bring old craftsmanship back to life. Several well-known dealers for classic vehicles offer a wide range of high-quality, rare and exciting vehicles and present the dreams of past decades in their fascinating exhibition space. Legendary brands such as Lamborghini, McLaren and Bugatti, on the other hand, are bridging the gap with the present with their showrooms.
Racing teams prepare their cars for new challenges and various automobile service providers offer leasing, testing and care services. Innovative and new usage concepts like a classic car rental round off the offer of the classic city with attractive retailers for clothing, model cars, automotive accessories and much more.
The glass pit lane on the 2nd floor provides exciting insights into the collections of private automotive enthusiasts and invites you to stroll.
- Eiserner steg/Iron Footbridge
The Eiserner Steg is a footbridge spanning the river Main in the city of Frankfurt, Germany, which connects the centre of Frankfurt with the district of Sachsenhausen.
The first wrought iron bridge was built in 1868. It was replaced in 1911/1912 by a slightly larger cantilever bridge. It is 170 metres long and consists of riveted steel trusses with two bridge piers. The bridge was blown up by the Wehrmacht in the final days of World War II, but it was rebuilt shortly afterwards in 1946. It was fully renovated in 1993.
- Goethe House and Museum
The German polymath Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born at the fine corbelled house on 23 Großer Hirschgraben in 1749. It’s a medieval dwelling that had been updated with a Rococo facade and interior just before Goethe’s parents moved in.
Goethe lived here until the age of 16 and returned for long spells in between stints studying in Leipzig and Strasbourg.In that time he wrote The Sorrows of Young Werther, and after being damaged in the war the house has been restored to how it would have looked when Goethe lived here.
The interior is furnished with contemporary artefacts like an astronomical clock that he admired and belonged to a family friend.Attached to the house is a museum of Romantic art, appropriate for the youthful Goethe’s “Sturm und Drang” period.
- Hauptwache (Frankfurt am Main)
At Frankfurt’s geographical centre and a busy transport hub, Hauptwache is as good a place as any to sample daily life in Frankfurt.
The plaza is at the western end of the Zeil, Frankfurt’s long pedestrianised shopping street, brimming with high street chains and big German department stores like Karstadt.
At the heart of the Hauptwache is the structure that gave the square its name.The Baroque Hauptwache building dates to 1730 and was a barracks for the city’s Stadtwehr militia, at a time when Frankfurt was a free city-state.Since those days it has been a prison and a police station, and now houses a much-loved cafe.