Top 5 Must Do's in FrankfurtEdit This
Frankfurt is a beautiful city with a rich history and plenty to see and do. If you're pressed for time, however, it can be difficult to choose exactly which sights are most worth the time. Here are 5 things you must do in Frankfurt, and if you're lucky you'll have the time to explore even more of this great city.
The heart of Frankfurt is the Romer, an incredibly beautiful city center. Located within the Romer is the City Hall which has been the seat of the city since 1405. In the area are also several other halls that have been constructed and used since the 15th century and an incredible Gothic church.
Metro: Romer Station
St Paul's Church
This amazing building is actually located in the Romer as well, but it's worth an extra mention and a slot of its own. Built between 1789 and 1833, the church became the seat of Parliament in 1848. It has been known as the birthplace of German democracy because it was often used for political demonstrations and meetings. Today it is used for various exhibitions and special events.
Metro: Romer Station
The Stadel is definitely a museum that should be on your must-see list. It showcases artwork from the 16th century onward and contains some fantastic works. It is arguably the best art museum in Germany. Even more ideal is its location on what is known as the Museum Embankment, so you can easily stop in at some of the other museums on the block, including the German Film Museum.
Phone: +49 69 6050980 Metro: Schweizer Platz Station Hours: 10:00 to 18:00/21:00 on Wednesday & Thursday (closed Mondays)
From the main tower you can check out the view over the entire city of Frankfurt. This incredible high rise also contains a fabulous restaurant and bar that is open from 17:30 to 02:00, but is closed on Sundays and Mondays. The cost for going up to the viewing tower is only 5 euros. If you're looking for a place to host a special event, look no further than the tower's restaurant.
Phone: +49 69 36504777 Metro: Taunusanlage Station Hours: 10:00 to 19:00/21:00 on Friday & Saturday
Shopping Street Zeil
This street is known as the Fifth Avenue of Germany. If you're looking for a place to shop in Frankfurt, look no further than the Zeil. You'll find plenty of boutiques as well as international chains. There's also an incredibly large department store on the street where you will be sure to find about everything you want or need on Zeil Street.
Metro: Hauptwache Station
October 12, 2009 new by tiffanymparker