Trip to Frankfurt
Frankfurt, popularly known as “Manhattan” because of the extraordinary silhouette of its skyscrapers, is the economic capital of Germany. In addition, it is one of the largest rail links in the country, so it usually serves as a link to the rest of Germany and even beyond its borders. The city is modern, as it was almost totally destroyed during World War II. Continue reading to discover the 10 best things to do on the trip to Frankfurt.
1. The Palmengarten
In the Palmengarten you can spend a wonderful day outdoors during any time of the year. In summer the gardens are full of life, full of thousands of species of flowers, and in winter, the exciting winter light shows illuminate the beautiful greenhouse in the centre of the gardens
Go on a picnic and spend the day at the Palmengarten, one of the must-see tourist attractions in Frankfurt. It is located in Siesmayerstrasse. Entrance price € 7.
2. A Bike Tour On the River
Frankfurt is located next to the wonderful Main River. You can go along the banks of the river by bike, starting in the city and passing by the Museumufer (where on Sundays you can go to the treasure hunt at the largest market in Frankfurt). In addition, the city is one of the stops on the famous Cycling Route of the Main River, one of the longest and most splendid cycling routes in Germany.
3. An Excursion to Heidelberg
Just a one-hour train journey from Frankfurt city centre, Heidelberg is a magical medieval city on the banks of the Neckar River and has definitely earned its place among the ten best things to do in and around Frankfurt. Heidelberg is famous for its prestigious university, whose students return life to the city every night when they finish classes and meet in one of the many bars in the streets near Unteregasse. Take a walk to the Heidelberg Castle or, if you are an adventurer, continue your walk to the mountains that surround the city to observe spectacular views of the city and its surroundings.
4. The Frankfurt Zoo
The oldest zoo in Germany, the Frankfurt Zoo has more than 4500 animals spread over more than 13 hectares. However, you do not need to go on safari to see the big five, they are all in the centre of Frankfurt!
The zoo is located in Bernhard-Grzimek-Allee 1 and is open every day of the year.
Admission costs 10 euros.
5. Montmartre am Main
The Montmartre am Main is an international meeting between professional and amateur artists. Broadly speaking anyone who is interested in seeing how art is given can participate and, in addition, it is free. You can bring your own materials and join the outdoor painting sessions that are held from May to October every second Sunday of the month. You will find the Montmartre am Main on the banks of the River Main in Frankfurt-Hoechst.
6. Main Tower
The Main Tower of Frankfurt is open to the public. You can take the elevator from this 200-meter tower and enjoy the best views of the landscape of Frankfurt and since you’re there, why not eat at the Main Tower restaurant? It is one of the highest in the city.
7. The House of Goethe in Frankfurt
Frankfurt is the home of the most important German writer in history, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832). Although Goethe’s birthplace was destroyed during World War II, it was reconstructed and serves to get a pretty clear idea of where Goethe wrote some of his best-known works. Goethe’s birthplace has earned a well-deserved spot on our list of the ten best things to do in Frankfurt.
8. The Zeil Shopping Centre
Despite the efforts to rebuild the oldest buildings in Frankfurt, most of the city is very modern and shopping centres are the perfect example. In Frankfurt,t you will find some of the best shopping centres in Germany. In Zeil, also known as “the fifth avenue of Germany”, you will find everything from luxurious fashion stores to branded stores.
The Paulskirche, the birthplace of German democracy, was built between 1789 and 1833. This church served as a meeting place for political meetings and was the first place where the election of the German parliament (1848) was held. Currently, the Paulskirche is used to host exhibitions and to celebrate special events.
Roemerberg is the heart of Frankfurt’s Old Town and is also home to the Frankfurt Rathaus (the town hall) which was originally built in the year 1405. It is a huge complex that you will need to spend at least two hours of your trip to see it whole.
In the square is also the Frankfurt Historical Museum, where you can get a general idea of the history of the city and how it was before the majority was destroyed during the Second World War
So if you are planning a trip to Frankfurt, then don’t wait and book cheap flights to Frankfurt now as this main financial centre of Germany has a lot to offer to its visitors.
This article is written by “Taha Khan”. He is a professional blogger and content writer who writes for different blogs as a guest author. He is a passionate traveller, football lover and a digital marketing executive.
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