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Top 10 Things to do in Frankfurt for Tourists

So What is in Frankfurt?

To use this site, select from the menu what best describes your stay here, interests, and location, in Frankfurt am Main.

For Tourists: In Frankfurt is a concise online guide, so if you're staying overnight or for a whole week in Frankfurt, WhatsInFrankfurt.com offers tips on what to see relative to where you're staying.

For Expats / People working in Frankfurt: If you live in frankfurt, or a staying for an extended period of time, WhatsInFrankfurt is an essential guide to exploring the diverse neighbourhoods that make up Frankfurt.

1. Dom Romer - The Old Town of Frankfurt

Things to do in Frankfurt visit old town

Visit the old heart of Frankfurt, walk the cobbled square, and if you’re lucky a festival or market will be on. You can see the old town halls and various old style German buildings and statues.

2. Zeil - The main shopping street in Frankfurt

Where to go shopping in Frankfurt

Frankfurt’s main shopping high-street takes a good 10 minutes to walk along and is on of the busiest shopping areas in Germany. There’s numerous department stores, and the farmer's markets on Thursdays and Saturdays at Konstablerwache.

3. The Main Tower - Panoramic views over Frankfurt

Whats in Frankfurt to see panoramic views

Fancy a view of a European city? Then visit Main Tower for 360 degree views of Frankfurt and surrounding regions like Taunus, the State Forest (Statdtwald) and the Frankfurt Airport.

4. Museum Embankment.

What's in Frankfurt Museums and Statues

From austere statues to fine fine art and to film, plus world cultures and great classic European architecture, the Museum Embankment is a must see for all short and long visits to Frankfurt. Take a quick visit while by the River Main, or enjoy it for as long as you like.

5. The River Main - great sights and host to numerous events.

River Events in Frankfurt

Walk along the river paths, or take a boat cruise up the River Main on to another European destination. While Frankfurt has the most skyscrapers in Germany, don’t forget to explore the river that runs through it.

6. Do you ask yourself, where to drink Apple Wine (Cider) in Frankfurt?

Where to drink apple wine, or afelwein, in Frankfurt?

Apple Wine can be drunk from various sized apple wine glasses and bembels (the local term for an apple wine jug) and is available in local taverns in both Sachsenhausen and Bornheim, and also in restaurants and bars throughout Frankfurt.

7. Goethe House - An excellent museum to see even during a short stay in Frankfurt.

Goethe House is a good museum to see in Frankfurt

Take a step back in time and journey through the house of Frankfurt’s most famous historical figure: Johann Goethe. See how people lived only a few hundred years ago.

8. The Old Opera - Attending a Concert in Frankfrut?

Opera Concerts in Frankfrut

Even if you’re not attending the opera, or invited to the premier of something extravagant and have to walk the red carpet amid flashing cameras, visit the Old Opera. Outside at Opernplatz is a large fountain and spacious area for tourists to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of Frankfurt.

9. Sachsenhausen - Sightseeing, local beverages, and culture.

Whats in Sachsenhausen in Frankfurt

If you’re in the city and want a break, then stroll across one of Frankfurt’s many bridges into Sachsenhausen. Historically it was the side of the river where the Saxons were, and has a vibrant area renowned for apple wine drinking and German cuisine.

10. The Eschenheimer Tower - European Gothic Middle Ages Architecture in Frankfurt

 Middle Ages Architecture in Frankfurt

Making a quick visit to Frankfurt or you live there and want to see something in the city that is distinct? Visit the Eschenheimer Tower, a few minutes walk north from Hauptwache. The tower is a 50 metre high gothic reminder of Frankfurt’s trading history and the need to defend itself, and is a unique work of European Medieval Architecutre.