Get away to Frankfurt! Enjoy the museums, cafés, and history.

Frankfurt is the financial center of Europe. It is home to the European Central Bank and is one of the wealthiest cities in Germany. As the only city in the country to feature skyscrapers, Frankfurt has a skyline that is its best-known landmark. The city is also known for its world-class museums and apple wine.

The city is not just modern buildings. Visit the Old Town (Altstadt) to get a sense of how Frankfurt looked before it became the financial capital of the European Union. Though much of the city was destroyed in Allied bombing during World War II, many of the buildings of the Old Town were salvaged or faithfully rebuilt. Gabled townhouses make up the Römer, Frankfurt’s town hall since the 15th century. The gothic clock tower of the ancient Frankfurt Cathedral looms overhead.

Frankfurt has many world-class museums. More than 10 of them are located in Museumsufer (Museum Embankment), an area along the south side of the Main River in the Sachsenhausen district. Among the museums is the German Museum of Architecture, the Senckenberg, a natural history museum, and the Städel, which has an impressive collection of art that spans more than 700 years. Across the river, visit the Museum of Modern Art to see one of the best collections of post-World War II and contemporary art in the world.

In addition to the German staples of beer and sausage, Frankfurt has its own culinary specialties. Eat Handkäse mit Musik, which is a tart cheese served with onions, or Grüne Soße, a tangy green sauce typically served with eggs and potatoes. Accompany it with Ebbelwoi, apple wine. Sachsenhausen provides plenty of traditional bars and restaurants in which to sample these special Frankfurt concoctions.

Frankfurt has one of the most extensive subway systems in the world. Split between the U-Bahn and the S-Bahn, public transportation serves nearly the whole city, as well as the surrounding areas. If you are driving, it is recommended to park near an outer station and take the train from there, because inner-city garages quickly fill up.

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Skyscrapers, Cafes and Museums

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Where to stay in Frankfurt

Bahnhofsviertel
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Bahnhofsviertel

Shopping, Skyscrapers, Dining

Frankfurt’s train station district is experiencing a rejuvenation and today is one of the city’s up-and-coming neighborhoods.

Innenstadt
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Innenstadt

Museums, Shopping, Skyscrapers

Enjoy the popular shops in Innenstadt. Museum of Modern Art is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at Frankfurt (M) Hauptwache Station or Dom-Romer U-Bahn to see more of Frankfurt am Main Süd.

Altstadt
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Altstadt

Museums, Shopping, Historical Buildings

Frankfurt’s historic heart is a dazzling district home to atmospheric squares, medieval landmarks, art galleries, museums, boutiques and centuries-old taverns.

Sachsenhausen
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Sachsenhausen

Dining, Cafes, Shopping

Come to this neighborhood south of the Main River to enjoy Frankfurt’s many culinary specialties and museums as you pass through narrow cobblestone walkways.

Niederrad
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Niederrad

Skyscrapers, Shopping, Budget

Explore a residential area in Frankfurt where you can enjoy lush green spaces while viewing the architecture of historic and modern buildings.

Ostend
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Ostend

Cafes, Skyscrapers, Tours

Noted for its restaurants and shopping, there's plenty to explore in Ostend. Top attractions like Dialog Museum and Frankfurt Zoological Garden are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Parlamentsplatz U-Bahn or Habsburgeralle Station to see more of the city.

Top Hotels in Frankfurt

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport
3 out of 5
The Squaire, Am Flughafen, Frankfurt, HE
¥11,151/night
Aug 31 - Sep 1
4.4/5Excellent! (4,483 reviews)

This family-friendly Frankfurt hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Gateway Gardens, The Squaire, and Lufthansa Flight Training Center. Hoechst ...

4.4/5Excellent! (4,483 reviews)

"I liked the cleanilness of the room and the proximity to the airporty."…"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport
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Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Center
5 out of 5
Flughafen Terminal 1, Hugo-Eckener-Ring 15, Frankfurt, HE
¥12,800/night
Aug 31 - Sep 1
4.1/5Very Good! (3,689 reviews)

Located in Frankfurt Airport Area, this family-friendly Frankfurt hotel is within a 15-minute walk of The Squaire and Gateway Gardens. Lufthansa Flight Training ...

4.1/5Very Good! (3,689 reviews)

"Easily reachable from terminal. Felt alround good."…"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Center
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Hyatt Place Frankfurt Airport
4 out of 5
De-Saint-Exupéry-Straße 4, Frankfurt, HE
¥8,902/night
Aug 30 - Aug 31
4.3/5Excellent! (598 reviews)

Located in Frankfurt Airport Area, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Gateway Gardens and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Commerzbank-Arena. The Squaire and Lufthansa Flight ...

4.3/5Excellent! (598 reviews)

"Good for this price level. Nice toilet. But parking fee is expensive."…"

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

Hyatt Place Frankfurt Airport

Popular things to do in Frankfurt

Alte Oper
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Alte Oper

Once the city’s opera house, this building is now a concert hall that hosts some of the world’s greatest classical music ensembles.

Commerzbank-Arena
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Commerzbank-Arena

Experience the excitement of a sporting event or concert at this iconic stadium, which has hosted World Cup and Confederations Cup games. 

Römer
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Römer

Frankfurt’s vast town hall is a city landmark with a three-gabled facade and a rich history dating back over six centuries.

Congress Center Messe Frankfurt
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Congress Center Messe Frankfurt

Join thousands of fellow participants at one of the many events held at Frankfurt’s largest conference center, and enjoy its state-of-the-art facilities and impressive architecture. 

Staedel Museum
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Staedel Museum

Browse through more than 700 years of art history in the extensive collection of this museum of fine art, which was initiated by a Frankfurt banker.

Maintower
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Maintower

Experience the thrill of standing at the top of Frankfurt’s diverse skyline from one of the two observation decks in this modern tower.

Top activities in Frankfurt

Heidelberg Tour incl. Castle entrance & Wine barrel
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Heidelberg Tour incl. Castle entrance & Wine barrel

¥9,324

Regarded as one of the most romantic cities in Germany, Heidelberg is a charming place to visit. Enjoy a leisurely tour with an expert guide through this delightfully cultural city famous for its university, Baroque old town, and 12th-century castle.

Food Hopping Tour Frankfurt - Soul Food & Cult Drinks
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Food Hopping Tour Frankfurt - Soul Food & Cult Drinks

¥8,852

Follow your Food Hopping guide from the lively, modern Centre of the bank towers via the lovingly reconstructed old town to the trendy district south of the river Main: Here you’ll enjoy selected Frankfurt delicacies along with traditional pubs, family-run shops, hip hotspots and extraordinary places.

Sightseeing Cruise on the River Main
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Sightseeing Cruise on the River Main

¥1,523

Take in spectacular views from one of the best vantage points in town: aboard a river boat. See a blend of new and old architecture, the European Central Bank, and the riverside pubs of Sachsenhausen. Change boats to sail up and downstream, and enjoy commentary from the local personnel onboard.

Combo Tour: Heidelberg & Upper Middle Rhine Valley
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Combo Tour: Heidelberg & Upper Middle Rhine Valley

¥19,238

Spend a day exploring romantic Heidelberg and the Upper Middle Rhine Valley on this delightful combination of a city tour and river cruise. Admire some of Germany's most charming sights, from the medieval castles in one of the country's most beautiful cities to a ride on a classic steamer.

Upper Middle Rhine Valley Tour with Wine Tasting & Lunch
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Upper Middle Rhine Valley Tour with Wine Tasting & Lunch

¥11,684

Travel to the Upper Middle Rhine Valley on a full-day guided tour. Take in the splendid views, enjoy a delicious lunch in a riverside restaurant, and taste local wine varieties. Hop on a scenic boat cruise on a Rhine steamer past verdant hills and picturesque towns, or visit a magnificent medieval fortress.

Wertheim Village Shopping Express from Frankfurt w/Gift Card
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Wertheim Village Shopping Express from Frankfurt w/Gift Card

¥5,193

Tucked away in one of Germany’s picturesque wine-growing regions, Wertheim Village is a short hop from the cosmopolitan city of Frankfurt on the Shopping Express luxury coach service.

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Traditions of the Black Forest
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Traditions of the Black Forest

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Carnival in Southern Germany
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Carnival in Southern Germany

Touring the annual festivities surrounding Germany's biggest bash

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