Frankfurt am Main is Germany’s old imperial city located on the River Main, and it is one of mainland Europe’s most important commercial and economic centers thanks to its ideal central location. Frankfurt is iconic for its high-rise buildings in the skyline and a North American flavor, which is probably why it’s been named as the best city to live and work in countless times.
Top Attractions in Frankfurt
The Römerberg is an odd square in the heart of Old Town Frankfurt, iconic for its Justice Fountain at its center. This is arguably one of the city’s most beautiful public squares and boasts an abundance of Kulturschirn (open-fronted shops). The Römer buildings, New Town Hall, St Nicholas Church, the Historical Museum and the Ostzeile buildings are some of the old square’s most attractive sights to see.
The Museum District
Located on the left bank of the River Main you’ll find Frankfurt’s Museum District, an area that is made up out of 12 individual museums. Some of the top museums include the Museum of World Cultures, the Museum of Ancient Sculpture, the German Architectural Museum, the Film Museum and the Museum of Applied Art.
Senckenberh Natural History Museum
The Senckenberg Natural History Museum is located inside the Senckenberg Gardens, and it is one of the most modern natural history museums in all of Europe. On display here are numerous exhibits pertaining to earth’s biodiversity, evolution, dinosaur exhibits, the world’s largest collection of stuffed birds, and an extensive exhibit surrounding mankind’s development.
The ‘Main Guard’ of Frankfurt lies in the heart of the city, one of Frankfurt’s busiest pedestrian areas. Some of the most notable old buildings in the area include the old Baroque Guard House, the large Underground Mall and the shopping and commercial streets of Zeil and Kaiserstrasse.
Covering roughly 32 acres of land near Frankfurt’s Friedberger Tor, the Zoo Frankfurt houses a whopping collection of animals representing over 450 different species. The unique Grzimek House with its Madagascan fauna is just one of the enclosures that Germany’s second oldest zoo has been noted for. Make sure that you see the Borgori Forest, the Nocturnal Animals House, and the Bird Hall while you are here.
The Palm Garden
Located on Bockenheimer Landstrasse you’ll find the 54-acre Palm Garden, Germany’s largest botanic garden. The garden dates back to 1871, and with such amazing sights, you’ll be missing out if you don’t swing by. It’s a great destination to head to for a family day out, and after you’re done you can explore the nearby attractions like the Europaturm (Tower of Europe) that has a great lookout point and an amazing restaurant on site. Some of Frankfurt’s other great parks include the Grüneburgpark Botanic Garden, and Nidda Valley People's Park (Volkspark Niddatal) just on the outskirts of the city.