Welcome to MetroGuide Networks' overview of Frankfurt area attractions. Frankfurt offers a
variety of attractions ranging from preserved historic archictecture and magnificent venues
for the performing arts to museums of art and history. There are natural as well as manmade
wonders to explore in Frankfurt, where the beauty of the surrounding landscape and the grapes
and other fruit it produces are revered as much as the treasures produced by the generations
who have lived here.
Below is a list of some suggested things to do in Frankfurt, Germany,
with links to more details when available.
Visit Goethe's birth house and the adjoining Goethe Museum. The Goethehaus is the birth home of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, one of the greatest figures in Western literature. Destroyed in the Second World War, it has been restored to look as when he lived there, with a few original items surviving the war.
Grosser Hirschgraben 23-25, Frankfurt. Call (069)138-800 for more information.
- Städel Art Institute
Originally founded by Johann Friedrich Städel as an art museum and art school, the Städel is now one of Europe's most comprehensive art galleries, with paintings ranging from German, Dutch and Italian Primitives to the avant-garde.
Schaumainkai 63, Frankfurt. Call (069) 605-0980 for more information.
- Bockenheim Strasse
Many of Frankfurt's liveliest bars, cafés and restaurants are in Bockenheim (sometimes called Pig-Out Alley), a working-class district that has evolved into an alternative scene center, heavily populated by students and bohemians. Food shops offer cheeses, fish (smoked or fresh), and local favorites such as Frankfurter sausages.
- St. Bartholomäus Cathedral
The Gothic cathedral of St. Bartholomäus, the ancient venue for election and coronation of the Holy Roman Emperors, has a tower that invites climbing for a fabulous view.
Dompl. 1, Frankfurt.
Brotfabrik is one of the city's most original performance venues, featuring live and disco music, heavy on salsa, African and Asian sounds. A restaurant and café are on site.
Bachmannstrasse. Call (069) 978-455 for more information.
The Liebieghaus is Germany's premier specialist museum of sculpture, with exhibits ranging from ancient civilizations of Sumeria, Egypt, Greece and Rome to the colossal altarpieces of European Baroque.
Schaumainkai 71, Frankfurt. Call (069) 2123-8617 for more information.
- Palmengarten Und Botanischer Garten
Tropical and semitropical greenhouses contains flora, including orchids, and palms. The surrounding park has a lake with rowboat rentals. Between the Palmengarten and the adjoining Grüneburgpark, the botanical gardens have an assortment of wild, ornamental, and rare plants. Flower shows and exhibitions take place throughout the year.
Siesmayerstr. 63, Frankfurt. Call (069) 2123-3939 for more information.
- Museum für Angewandte Kunst
Displayed in an innovative building by the American Richard Meier, the Museum für Angewandte Kunst has large collections of decorative art from Europe, the Islamic world and the Far East.
Domstre. 10, Frankfurt. Call (069) 21230447 for more information.
Frankfurt is Europe's cider metropolis, and most of its distinctive apple wine taverns are in Alt-Sachsenhausen, the heart of the historic south bank quarter.