What to do and see in Frankfurt, Germany: The Best Places and Tips

July 19, 2017 Ying Subia

There’s plenty to see and do in this 2,000-year-old German city. The gothic Saint Bartholomeus Cathedral is a perseverant structure, having been destroyed and rebuilt twice since its 14th century construction. Catch a screening at the German Film Museum, stroll the exhibit halls of one of Frankfurt’s many galleries, or climb to the top of the Main Tower for sweeping 360-degree views of the city.
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1. Staedel Museum

Schaumainkai 63, 60596 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany +49 69 605098200
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Staedel Museum

Considered the city's finest art museum, the Städel holds a fantastic collection of works from the 14th century through the present day.

Reviewed By RachaelEmma - Virginia

We were there for the Reubens exhibit, which was fantastic. But we also ended up spending a lot of time in the main collection on the second floor, especially the Impressionism and post-Impressionism collections, which had a good collection of German artists from those movements.

2. English Theatre

Gallusanlage 7, 60329 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany +49 5478 937
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4.5 based on 212 reviews

English Theatre

Reviewed By Stephan G - Frankfurt, Germany

this place is the only English speaking theatre in Frankfurt, therefore it is the best. But that does not mean anything. I have seen far better productions on off-off-off Broadway for less money, better actors... If you really have nothing better to do in your life spend a fortune there...

Siesmayerstr. 61, 60323 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany +49 69 21233939
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Palmengarten

Frankfurt's beloved botanical Gardens are home to 50 acres of tropical trees, orchids and ferns.

Reviewed By Dr-Ing-Dchen - Rapid City

Even in winter, this was an interesting place to visit. We arrived about an hour before closing, but it gave us quite a bit of time to wander through the "greenhouses". We started in the Palm building, which was really well done. Next to some of the other greenhouses attached to the entrance. I found the variety of plants and exhibits well done. They had desert to tropical buildings. Would love to return in summer to see what they do in the outside. Probably needed at least 2-3 hours to visit allow enough time to enjoy. Easy to get to from subway or S-bahn stops; or it isn't too far from Messe or Hbf.

Schaumainkai, 60594 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany +49 69 21236325
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4.5 based on 596 reviews

Museumsufer

Reviewed By Stephan G - Frankfurt, Germany

The Museums Ufer has an impressive variety of museums and galleries, Frankfurt am Main has earned a national reputation as a city of the arts. Every year more than 2 million people visit the city’s approximately 60 exhibition centers. Galleries also present a comprehensive range of contemporary art from the areas of painting, photography, and sculpture.
A prominent attraction is Frankfurt’s Museum Riverbank, one of the most important locations for museums in Germany and all of Europe. Renowned exhibition centers such as the Städel Museum (Städel Museum), the German Architecture Museum (Deutsches Architekturmuseum), the German Film Museum (Deutsches Filmmuseum), or the Jewish Museum (Jüdisches Museum) can be found along the bank of the Main river. And every year many museums invite people to two special cultural events: the “night of museums” and the Museum Riverbank festival.

5. Dialog Museum

Hanauer Landstr. 137-145, 60314 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany +49 69 9043210
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4.5 based on 182 reviews

Dialog Museum

Reviewed By Jenny_travels_places - Berlin

You will discover how it feels like to lose your eyesight for few hours. It's a weird situation guided in the total black and going through day to day situations from a really nice guide. At the end we took a drink and could ask questions to the guide - way to change your perspective, highly recommended!

Hasengasse 5-7, 60311 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany +49 69 21233696
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4.5 based on 594 reviews

Kleinmarkthalle

Reviewed By Yukiwarisou

Whenever I go abroad, I visit local farmers market and supermarket. I love looking the local products.
It was around 6 pm when my husband and I visited this market. It was nearly closing time. My husband just bought some tomatoes. We should have visited there much earlier.

Orber Str. 4a, 60386 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany +49 69 40896980
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4.5 based on 152 reviews

Klassikstadt

Cars Cultur Experience16,000 m² car experienceKlassikstadt offers everything about the vintage car - but above all:. Passion and passion for an unusual hobbyIn the unique ambience of a historic monument in Frankfurt car culture is alive.

Reviewed By Fabian K - Frankfurt, Germany

Klassikstadt hosts many events, like e.g. watch fairs; and it has a nice restaurant here as well, but this is not why you come here. You come here, because vintage car enthusiasts have their precious cars on public display inside the building, from De Tomaso over Testarossa to whatever you have not seen for a long time. And everything: free of charge!

8. Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg)

Senckenberganlage 25, 60325 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany +49 69 75420
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg)

Fantastic display of dinosaurs from tiny trilobites to t-rex. In addition o the main attraction, there is also a floor dedicated to stuffed animals. Visitors of all ages would enjoy this museum.

Reviewed By Akxsel - Rotterdam

Very broad selection, could stroll around for more than a day. Dino-focused. Would have loved to see (even) more in-depth storylines on “a day in the life of a scientist in 1800-1850-1900-1950-2000” (which is covered implicitly) and story-lines on animal adaption to its environment.

9. German Film Museum (Deutsches Filmmuseum)

Schaumainkai 41, 60596 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany +49 69 9612200
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4.5 based on 417 reviews

German Film Museum (Deutsches Filmmuseum)

A museum dedicated to film history and technology. The museum also hosts film screenings.

Reviewed By Cosmin C

Visited the museum based on previous reviews.
It highlights the development of cinema through time. Looked forward for the interactive section with the moviemaking part (especially with the giant ant), however you are not permitted to film and there is no option to save/send a part of the interaction to your email (would have been great to save the movie and then to let you edit it yourself).

10. Frankfurt Messe

Europa Allee, 60327 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany +49 69 75750
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4.5 based on 254 reviews

Frankfurt Messe

Reviewed By Craig_Tapper - Sydney, NSW

My hotel was here and I like to check out the local area, but there's really not much here. It's clearly just a commercial zone with a few shopping malls and things (that quite frankly could be anywhere). A friend warned me that Frankfurt really was a place to travel through rather than to, and I regret now not taking this advice.

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