Places to see
There are places in Frankfurt that should not be missed, they’re a part of the city like apple wine and Goethe. Don’t forget your cell phone – they are totally instagrammable.
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Neue Altstadt | City
The new quarter between the cathedral and Römerberg has been reconstructed and opened in autumn 2018. With the re-building of the medieval city centre Frankfurt has acquired a new neighbourhood and we’re totally in love with it.
Paulskirche | City
A church that is no longer. The first constitution for the whole of Germany was signed here in 1848, making it fair to describe Frankfurt as a cradle of democracy. Today the circular red building is open to all for cultural events and exhibitions.
Alte Oper | City
The Alte Oper with its famous inscription “To the true, the beautiful, the good“ is one of the city’s gems. The classic architecture of 1880 forms a stark contrast to the skyline and makes the whole Opernplatz really interesting.
Eiserner Steg | City
Frankfurt, too, has a bridge where innumerable love locks can be found. But the real reason for its popularity is the site where the bridge spans the river Main. Depending on the perspective, the entire skyline can be captured here making it a motif often chosen by photographers.
Museumsufer | Sachsenhausen
Frankfurt’s museum mile is not only a must for art lovers. The way the art and culture buildings are grouped in a variety of facets and orientations is quite unique almost forming a mirror image of the hectic inner city and skyline.
Maintower | Skyline
Up and away – the Maintower (200 metres) in the banking district is the only skyscraper with a public visitors platform. You can be up on top in 45 seconds flat. The 360 degree panorama not only reveals a breathtaking view of Frankfurt and surrounding area; you can also experience almost stoical peace so far removed from the pulse of the city.
Palmengarten | Westend
Frankfurt is green! The botanic diversity and architecture of the Palmengarten in the central Westend is vast and it is rightly a popular highlight of the city. Apart from experiencing a world of plants there are also impressive events held regularly throughout the year.
Schauspiel | Skyline, €-Zeichen, U-Bahn Station Willy-Brandt Platz
Standing in the square in front of the theatre, you don’t know where to look first: the Bahnhof district, the euro symbol from when the European Central Bank was housed on the Willy-Brandt Platz, the near-by skyline or the theatre itself? There’s so much to discover. As befits the location, there is always a dynamic and diverse range of performances on stage. If all of that’s not enough, just dive into the U-Bahn station.
Städel | Sachsenhausen
Renaissance meets contemporary art. A central building on the Museumsufer, the Städel boasts a sensational collection of over 700 years of art history. Botticelli, Monet, Warhol – you can lose yourself in the works of all these great artists and fall under the spell of the exhibition.