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Sightseeing

Those who set out on a discovery tour of Frankfurt can easily reach many of the sites on foot or by bus and train. Many attractions are not very far from one another in the city centre, as our virtual city tour shows. And with public transport, you can quickly reach further sights such as the Palm Garden and the Zoo. A city tour with the nostalgic tram, the ‘Ebbelwei Express’ is particularly popular. And culture lovers will find an impressive selection of renowned museums on both banks of the Main.

Stadtrundgänge © Tourismus + Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main

Guided city tours and sightseeing tours

Would you like to go on a guided tour through Frankfurt and also discover the unknown aspects of the Main metropolis?

Virtual city tour

The virtual city tour is intended to make you curious about the sights in the city centre. By printing it out on paper, you can also set out on your own.

Frankfurter Römer mit Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen © Tourismus und Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main

Römer

The Römer, a Frankfurt landmark, is among the most beautiful and oldest town halls. Its silhouette, with three gables and the famous balcony, is known throughout the world.

Römerberg © Stadt Frankfurt am Main

Römerberg

This is where people from Frankfurt and all over the world come together: For more than 1,000 years, the Römerberg has been the centre of the city.

Blick vom Römer auf den Frankfurter Dom, © PIA Stadt Frankfurt am Main, Foto: Tanja Schäfer

Imperial Cathedral

Visible from far away and of exceptional historical significance: Saint Bartholomew’s Imperial Cathedral is a Frankfurt landmark and the coronation site of German emperors.

Saalgasse © Stadt Frankfurt am Main

Saal Lane

The numerous postmodern façades behind the Schirn bridge the gap between contemporary architecture and the medieval buildings on the Römerberg.

Die Paulskirche (l.) , im Hintergrund (r.) die Fachwerkhauszeile am Römerberg, © PIA Stadt Frankfurt am Main, Foto: T. Schäfer

St. Paul’s Church

Like no other place, St. Paul’s Church symbolises democracy and national unity in Germany. The exhibition presents the church’s history since 1848.

Löwe © Zoologischer Garten Frankfurt

Frankfurt Zoological Garden

At the heart of the city centre, the people of Frankfurt and their guests can experience the exotic animals of distant continents close up. A special attraction are the unique animal houses.

Palmenhaus im Palmengarten © Palmengarten

Palm Garden

The fascinating variety of the plant world is presented by the Palm Garden in thematic gardens and greenhouses. Visitors can get to know the typical botany of all continents.

Johann Heinrich Lips, Porträt Goethe Kreidezeichnung 1791 © Freies Deutsches Hochstift - Frankfurter Goethe-Museum

Goethe House and Goethe Museum

In the Goethe House, friends and admirers feel themselves transported back into the world of the great poet and most famous son of the city of Frankfurt.

Alte Oper, Außenansicht © Foto: Alte Oper Frankfurt

Old Opera House

Frankfurt cultural life without the Old Opera House? Unthinkable. Since it was re-opened, the concert house has acquired a fixed place in the music scene of the city and internationally.

Primus Ausflugsschiff

Boat tours

Experience Frankfurt’s skyline on a small ‘cruise’ or set off on a boat tour along the Main or Rhine. There are hardly any sightseeing tours that are more relaxing.

Städel Museum Aussenansicht © Städel Museum

Museum embankment

On both sides of the Main bank, art lovers will find numerous renowned museums. The range of topics extends from architecture and film to painting.

Straße mit typischen Kneipen in Alt-Sachsenhausen, © PIA Stadt Frankfurt am Main

Old Sachsenhausen

In Sachsenhausen, by the bank of the Main river, pubs located in labyrinthine lanes invite visitors to try Frankfurt’s national drink, apple wine (Eppelwoi).

Frankfurt Airport Luftbild © Fraport  AG

Frankfurt Airport

It is worthwhile visiting Frankfurt Airport, even if you haven’t got a ticket.

Ebbelwei Express © VGF

Ebbelwei Express

This colourful tram carriage, which takes you to the finest sights in Frankfurt, offers an original city tour. Guests can enjoy the trip over a glass of cider.

Main Tower © Bauaufsicht Frankfurt

Main Tower

For the people of Frankfurt and their guests, the Main Tower is a special attraction. It is the only high-rise building with a publicly accessible viewing platform and a restaurant.

Turm des Höchster Schlosses, © Stadt Frankfurt am Main

Höchst Old Town

The Höchst district is best known for the former company Hoechst AG. But did you know that there is an Old Town here with a castle complex and a palace?

Römerstadt © Stadt Frankfurt am Main

May-Settlements

In the 1920s, the architect Ernst May created modern settlements on a grand scale. The New Frankfurt offered thousands of families the opportunity to live in close proximity to nature.