There are lots to see and lots to do in Frankfurt, Germany. From museums, historical buildings, important landmarks to German food & drinks, there are so many activities for everyone to enjoy.
If you are planning to visit Frankfurt, Germany, below are some of my highly recommended sightseeing spots and activities for you.
Top Things to Do in Frankfurt, Germany (City Tour of Frankfurt Am Main):
1) Frankfurt Tourism Information Centre Römer
The Frankfurt Tourism Information Centre is located right at the heart of the Frankfurt city core and super close to the famous city hall. I recommend you to check out its website to research but also visit the information centre when you are there so you can ask the knowledgeable staff for their tips and recommendations.
2) Eiserner Steg (Iron Bridge)
The Eiserner Steg, also known as the “Iron bridge“, is the ONLY walking bridge which connects the centre of Frankfurt with the district of Sachsenhausen.
I highly recommend anyone to take a slow walk on this bridge as you can get some nice breeze and also a perfect spot to observe the ships that sails along this river. Moreover, for the romantic lovers, this bridge is also called the “Frankfurt’s love lock bridge“, it’s a perfect experience if you are there with your loved ones.
3) Historisches Museum Frankfurt
Historisches Museum Frankfurt is the history museum that showcases the collections of art & artifacts on Frankfurt’s history from medieval times to the present day. It’s located at the Town Square area.
Saalhof 1, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Phone: +49 69 21235599
4) Römer (City Hall)
One of the MUST-SEE places in Frankfurt, Germany is Römer (City Hall). Coz it is one of the city’s most important landmarks filled with history and significance. Our private tour guide told us that Römer is located opposite to the Old St. Nicholas church and has been the city hall of Frankfurt for over 600 years!!!
5) ConditCouture – Pastries & Coffee Shop
I highly recommend you to visit the ConditCouture. It is a pastry & cafe shop that offers a variety of unique German pastries, desserts and beautifully decorated cakes. One particular pastry you must order is called “Bethmännchen“. Based on Wikipedia, “Bethmännchen is a pastry made from marzipan with almond, powdered sugar, rosewater, flour and egg. It is a traditional cookie usually baked for Christmas Day and is widely available in chocolate shops around Frankfurt.”
6) Frankfurt Cathedral
Frankfurt Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Gothic church located in the centre of Frankfurt am Main.
Domplatz 1, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
7) St. Paul’s Church (Paulskirche)
There are many churches in Frankfurt, Germany, but St. Paul’s Church (Paulskirche) is a MUST-SEE due to its impact in the German history. St Paul’s Church is an important political symbolism in Germany. It is notable for being the seat of the 1848 Frankfurt Parliament, the first publicly and freely-elected German legislative body.
8) Kleinmarkthalle (Indoor Market Hall)
If you love fresh produce and love grocery shopping, be sure to check out the big indoor market hall called “Kleinmarkthalle“. Kleinmarkthalle is a 1,500-sq/m indoor market hall with all the fresh produce making this place a culinary paradize.
9) Farmer Market Konstablerwache (Outdoor)
If you are visiting the heart of Frankfurt’s city centre, be sure to check out it’s farmer market (outdoor), Bauernmarkt Konstablerwache.
This public market has everything from flowers, meat, vegetables, beverages, cooked food, everything is so fresh and very reasonably priced. We were told the apple wine and freshly squeezed apple juice are delicious here. If you like, you can even purchase a bottle of it. I had a glass and it was delicious.
10) Shopping Centre
Beside the farmer market, there are tons of shopping centre and retail stores for you to shop. You can find well-known global retail stores as well as local German stores.
11) Café Fein
Apparently, our tour guide told us that mini cafe shop which also offers outdoor patio tables and chairs are super popular in Frankfurt. If you need a short break after all the sightseeing and want to grab a coffee or snack, Café Fein is the spot. It’s close to the city centre and it’s quite a cool experience observing the local peeps walking along the streets.
Petersstraße 4, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Phone: +49 1573 0688668
12) Local Bars/Pubs
To be honest, I had tried numerous German beer during this trip and every beer tastes great. There is NOT one single beer that tastes bad and I know my beer and that speaks volume. And the best part? Beer is so cheap in Germany that it’s even cheaper than ordering a bottle of water or pop drinks. If you are not allergic to beer, I highly recommend you to hop into any local bars/pubs and enjoy a pint of fresh German beer and observe or interact with the locals. It’s the best way to appreciate the city of Frankfurt.
13) Daheim im Lorsbacher Thal
Want to try some authentic German cuisine and not want to get into a tourist trap? Daheim im Lorsbacher Thal is the place to be. You can indulge unique local German food. Germans don’t just eat sausage or schnitzel, there are more interesting food items. Locals come here and the atmosphere is amazing! The best part? They are famous for its apple wine and they brew them right underneath the restaurant with its own brewing stations. We were honored that we got to tour the apple wine stations.
NOTE: Frankfurt Tourism provided us with a private walking tour so that we can gather content and information. However, as always, the opinions and recommendations expressed in this post is entirely my own.