Places to Visit in Frankfurt
Head to Frankfurt to Enjoy the Festive Vacations with Loved Ones!
Situated on River Main, Frankfurt is a major hub for trade and finance in Germany. For many travelers, it is gateway to Europe and for others it is good destination to start German holiday. It is internationally diverse city and has many great things to offer –from outdoors, arts and shopping to historic buildings. It is unexpectedly charming and traditional city, with buildings huddled in quaint medieval Altstadt. The city famously hosts some of world’s most important trade fairs which attract thousands of business travelers. This alpha world city’s airport – Frankfurt Airport, is third-largest in Europe, handling over 57 million passengers per year. Below given are places to visit in Frankfurt:
- Frankfurt Museum of Modern Art
Opened in 1991, Frankfurt Museum of Modern Art is considered as one of Europe’s most important galleries of contemporary art. It has stunning post-modern building in the heart of city and its vast collection includes 5,000 fine examples from 450+ leading artists, including Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and Francis Bacon. It also operates MMK Zollamt which features works by younger unknown artists. Other attractions are Stadel Art Museum, Frankfurt Museum of Applied Art and Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt.
Located in the heart of Frankfurt’s Old Town, Romerberg is an irregularly shaped square with Justice Fountain. It is not only Frankfurt’s picturesque public square, its city’s busiest pedestrian zone. Home to various tourist attractions, it is the historic heart of medieval Altstadt and is popular tourist destination. Other notable buildings include Gothic Church of St. Leonhard, New Town Hall and St. Nicholas Church. Also there is Historical Museum which was founded in 1878 and has collections related to Frankfurt’s rich cultural history.
- Goethe House and Museum
Goethe House is a family home of Germany’s greatest writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. It is birthplace of Goethe and he lived here until 1765. The house has many rooms to explore –from Dining Room on main floor to Goethe’s writing room on top floor. Next-door is Goethe Museum, a 14-room gallery displaying artworks, including masterpieces of Romantic periods and Late Baroque. Other attraction here is Goethe Tower, a 43-meter tall wooden structure which offers superb views of the city.
- Old Opera House
Constructed in 1880 is Italian High Renaissance style, Old Opera House or Alte Oper, is located in the heart of Frankfurt’s Opera Square. Destroyed during WWII, the building was rebuilt and reopened in 1981. It was designed by Berlin architect Richard Lucae and the square in front of building is known as Opera Square. The city’s drama theater Schauspiel Frankfurt and new opera house, Oper Frankfurt share state-of-the-art venue known as Opern-und Schauspielhaus Frankfurt.
- Bartholomew’s Cathedral
St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Gothic church and is dedicated to Saint Bartholomew. It is largest religious building in the city, and was built of red sandstone in Gothic style between 13th and 15th centuries. It stands at 95 meters and is among few churches in Germany to be designated as Imperial Cathedral. Other highlights include grave-slab of King Gunter von Schwarzburg and numerous carved side altars dating from 15th and 16th centuries.
- Zoo Frankfurt
Home to more than 4,500 animals from 450 species, Zoo Frankfurt is spanned in 32 acres. Founded in 1858, it is Germany’s second oldest zoo and is known for its excellent animal houses. Other highlight is Exotarium with animals from various climatic regions, including reptiles, marine life and crocodiles. Also of interest are Borgori Forest, Ape House, Nocturnal Animals House and Bird Hall. The zoo offers variety of programs and fun events are offered, including exhibits, family festivals and more.
- Senckenberg Natural History Museum
Senckenberg Natural History Museum is one of the modern museums of natural history in Europe. It is second largest of its kind and must-visit in Germany. The museum houses Europe’s biggest exhibition of large dinosaurs. The museum is also home to world’s largest collection of stuffed birds and extensive exhibits. Additionally, it has various displays relating to evolution of organisms and planet’s biodiversity.