Frankfurt

 

Frankfurt

 

Frankfurt is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany. You can buy our complete Frankfurt City Guide on Google Play Store.

 

Most popular places to visit in Frankfurt are:

English Theatre

The English Theatre is an English-language theatre in Frankfurt. It was founded in 1979 and became the second English-language theatre in Germany following The English Theatre of Hamburg. Its 300-seat auditorium in the Gallileo Tower is the largest English-language theatre venue in continental Europe.

 

The theatre performs from a variety of genres, from comedies to parodies, thrillers to detective stories, and dramas to tragedies, plays to musicals. The selection combines classic and modern plays and at least five separate shows each season, including a musical.

 

Address: Gallusanlage 7, 60329 Frankfurt

Reach: Metro: U1, U2, U3, U4, U5, U8 (Willy-Brandt-Platz)

 

Website: www.english-theatre.de

Frankfurt Cathedral

Frankfurt Cathedral also known as Frankfurter Dom officially Kaiserdom Sankt Bartholomäus, is a Roman Catholic Gothic church located in the centre of Frankfurt. It is dedicated to Saint Bartholomew.

 

Frankfurt Cathedral was an imperial collegiate church, termed Dom in German. The people of Frankfurt refer to it as an Imperial Church for its role in the imperial story.

 

Address: Domplatz 1, 60311 Frankfurt

Reach: Metro: U4, U5 (Dom/Römer)

Goethe House

The Goethe House also known as Goethe Haus, is in the Innenstadt district of Frankfurt.

 

This is where Johann Wolfgang Goethe was born on the 28th of August 1749 and lived along with his sister Cornelia until 1765, aged sixteen, when he moved to Leipzig to study law, returning sporadically thereafter.

 

Address: Großer Hirschgraben 23-25, 60311 Frankfurt

Reach: Metro: U1, U2, U3, U4, U5, U8 (Willy-Brandt-Platz)

 

Opening Hours:

Mon - Sat: 10:00 - 18:00

Sun: 10:00 - 17:30

 

Entrance Fee:

Adults: 7 €

Children (6 and under): Free

 

Website: www.goethehaus-frankfurt.de

Hauptwache

The Hauptwache is a central point of Frankfurt and is one of the most famous plazas in the city.

 

The baroque building which gave the square its name was built in 1730. It was the headquarters of the city's Stadtwehr militia when Frankfurt was an independent city state and also contained a prison. There were cells for petty criminals in the roof, while the cellar was reserved for real felons. The gallows and the stocks can be found in front of the building.

 

Nowadays the prisoners are long gone but there is a highly recommendable cafe serving hearty Frankfurt specialities, as well as various cakes.

 

Address: An der Hauptwache 15, 60313 Frankfurt

Reach: Metro: U1, U2, U3, U6, U7, U8 (Hauptwache)

 

Opening Hours:

Mon - Sat: 10:00 - 23:00

Sun: 10:00 - 22:00

 

Iron bridge

Iron bridge also known as Eiserner Steg, is Frankfurt's most well-known pedestrian bridge, built in 1869. It is just a minute away from the Römer, and provides great views of the skyline and the Main river.

 

On the other side, you will reach Sachsenhausen, a district known for its museums and historic pubs.

 

Address: Mainkai, 60311 Frankfurt

Reach: Metro: U4, U5 (Dom/Römer)

Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum covers the history and culture of the Jewish communities in Frankfurt, from the 12th to the 20th centuries. The changing relationship of Jews in Germany with their social environment is described here exemplarily on a local background.

 

The museum opened on 9 November 1988, the 50th anniversary of the pogrom Kristallnacht. It includes the Börne Gallery, the Oskar and Emilie Schindler Learning Centre, the Ludwig Meidner Archive, the Commission for Historical Research into the Jews of Frankfurt, a library and a media centre.

 

Address: Untermainkai 14-15, 60311 Frankfurt

Reach: Metro: U1, U2, U3, U4, U5, U8 (Willy-Brandt-Platz)

Website: www.juedischesmuseum.de

Konstablerwache

Konstablerwache is a central square in the centre of Frankfurt and part of its pedestrian zone. It lies to the east of Hauptwache with both squares linked by the Zeil, the central shopping area of the city.

 

Reach: Metro: U4, U5, U6, U7 (Konstablerwache)

Liebieghaus

The Liebieghaus, was built in 1896, is a late 19th-century villa in Frankfurt. It contains a sculpture museum, the Städtische Galerie Liebieghaus, which is part of the Museumsufer on the Sachsenhausen bank of the River Main.

 

The museum includes ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian sculpture, as well as Medieval, Baroque, Renaissance and Classicist pieces, and works from the Far East.

 

Address: Schaumainkai 71, 60596 Frankfurt

Reach: Metro: U1, U2, U3, U8 (Schweizer Platz)

 

Opening Hours:

Tue - Wed: 10:00 - 18:00

Thu: 10:00 - 21:00

Fri - Sun: 10:00 – 18:00

 

Entrance Fee:

Adults: 7 €

Children (upto 12 years): Free

 

Website: www.liebieghaus.de

Main Tower

Main Tower is a 56-storey, 200 m (656 ft) skyscraper in the Innenstadt district of Frankfurt. 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.

 

Address: Neue Mainzer Straße 52-58, 60311 Frankfurt

Reach: Metro: U1, U2, U3, U4, U5, U8 (Willy-Brandt-Platz)

 

Opening Hours:

Summer:

Sun - Thu: 10:00 - 21:00

Fri - Sat: 10:00 - 23:00

Winter:

Sun - Thu: 10:00 - 19:00

Fri - Sat: 10:00 - 21:00

 

Entrance Fee: 7.50 €

 

Website: www.maintower.de

Museum Embankment

The embankment to the south of the Main River in Frankfurt, is called Museum Embankment or Museumsufer because of the large concentration of museums there. Perhaps the leading one is the Städel art gallery.

 

On South side: Ikonenmuseum, Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Museum der Weltkulturen, Deutsches Filmmuseum, German Architecture Museum, Museum für Kommunikation, Städel, Liebieghaus, Museum Giersch, Portikus.

 

On North side: Jewish Museum Frankfurt, Historisches Museum (Frankfurt).

 

Address: Schaumainkai, 60500 Frankfurt

Reach: Metro: U1, U2, U3, U8 (Schweizer Platz)

 

Opening Hours:

Tue - Sun: 10:00 - 18:00

Wed: 10:00 - 20:00

 

Entrance Fee:

Adults: 10 €

Children (upto 6 years): Free

 

Website: www.museumsufer-frankfurt.de

Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art also known as Museum für Moderne Kunst, or short MMK, was founded in 1981. The museum was designed by the Viennese architect Hans Hollein. Because of its triangular shape, it is called piece of cake.

 

It is one of the world’s most important museums of contemporary art and, despite being a relative newcomer on the scene, has in the space of less than two decades established a firm place for itself in the international museum scene.

 

Address: Domstraße 10, 60311 Frankfurt

Reach: Metro: U4, U5 (Dom/Römer)

 

Opening Hours:

Tue - Sun: 10:00 - 18:00

Wed: 10:00 - 20:00

 

Entrance Fee:

Adults: 12 €

Children (upto 6 years): Free

 

Website: mmk-frankfurt.de

Old Opera House

Old Opera House also known as Alte Oper Haus, was inaugurated in 1880 but destroyed by bombs in 1944. It was rebuilt in the 1970s and opened again in 1981.

 

The building was designed by the Berlin architect Richard Lucae, financed by the citizens of Frankfurt and built by Philipp Holzmann. Many important operas were performed for the first time in Frankfurt, including Carl Orff\'s Carmina Burana in 1937.

 

Address: Opera Platz 1, 60313 Frankfurt

Reach: Metro: U6, U7 (Alte Oper)

Website: www.alteoper.de

Palm Garden

The Palm Garden also known as Palmengarten, is one of two botanical gardens in Frankfurt and the largest garden (22 hectares) of its kind in Germany. It is located in the Westend-Süd district.

 

The garden was privately financed and implemented by the architect Heinrich Siesmayer. The botanical exhibits are organized according to their origin in free-air or climatized greenhouses, which also contain numerous tropical and subtropical plants.

 

Address: Siesmayerstraße 61, 60323 Frankfurt

Reach: Metro: U6, U7 (Westend)

 

Opening Hours:

Feb - Oct: 09:00 - 18:00

Nov - Jan: 09:00 - 16:00

 

Entrance Fee:

Adults: 7 €

Children (upto 13 years): 2 €

 

Website: www.palmengarten.de

Römerberg

Römerberg is the historic heart of Frankfurt. It got its name from the town hall, the Römer, which is located on the west side of Römerberg.

The Römerberg is the town hall square of Frankfurt and since the High Middle Ages the center of the old town. Approximately 200 meters to the east is the founding core of the city, the Cathedral Island. The eastern part of the Römerberg is also known as Saturday Mountain or Samstagsberg and had its own fountain.

 

Address: Römerberg, 60311 Frankfurt

Reach: Metro: U4, U5 (Dom/Römer)

Römer

The Römer also known as Roman, is a medieval building in Frankfurt, and one of the city's most important

landmarks. The Römer is dominated by the Lutheran Old St. Nicholas church has been the city hall (Rathaus) for 600 years.

 

The Haus Römer is actually the middle building of a set of three located in the Römerberg. The Römer is not a museum as it is actually used by the city for various purposes, for example as a civil registration office; the wedding rooms are located in the first and second floor of the Haus Löwenstein.

 

Address: Römerberg 23, 60311 Frankfurt

Reach: Metro: U4, U5 (Dom/Römer)

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum Senckenberg also known as Naturmuseum Senckenberg, is the second largest museum of natural history in Germany.

 

Senckenberg boasts the largest exhibition of large dinosaurs in Europe. One particular treasure is a dinosaur fossil with unique, preserved scaled skin. The museum contains the world's largest and most diverse collection of stuffed birds with about 2000 specimens.

 

Address: Senckenberganlage 25, 60325 Frankfurt

Reach: Metro: U4, U6, U7 (Bockenheimer Warte)

 

Opening Hours:

Mon - Tue: 09:00 - 17:00

Wed: 09:00 - 20:00

Thu - Fri: 09:00 - 17:00

Sat - Sun: 09:00 - 18:00

 

Entrance Fee:

Adults: 10 €

Children (6 - 15 years): 5 €

 

Website: www.senckenberg.de

Städel Museum

The Städel Museum also known as Städel Institute of Art and Municipal Gallery, is one of the leading art museums in Germany. It was founded in 1816 by the great patron of the arts from Frankfurt Johann Friedrich Städel.

 

With over 2,900 paintings and around 100,000 drawings and prints, the collection gives a comprehensive insight into more than 700 years of European art history – from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the baroque era and Classical Modernism right through to the present day.

 

Address: Schaumainkai 63, 60596 Frankfurt

Reach: Metro: U1, U2, U3, U8 (Schweizer Platz)

 

Opening Hours:

Tue, Wed, Sat, Sun: 10:00 - 19:00

Thu - Fri: 10:00 - 21:00

 

Entrance Fee:

Adults: 14 €

Children (upto 12 years): Free

 

Website: www.staedelmuseum.de

St Paul's Church

St Paul's Church also known as Paulskirche, is a church with important political symbolism in Germany.

 

It was started as a Lutheran church in 1789, coincidentally the same year as the French Revolution. By 1849, it had become the seat of the Frankfurt Parliament, the first publicly and freely-elected German legislative body.

 

Address: Paulsplatz 11, 60311 Frankfurt

Reach: Metro: U4, U5 (Dom/Römer)

 

Opening Hours:

Mon - Sun: 10:00 - 17:00

 

Entrance Fee: Free

 

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