Destination guide: Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt is an important financial center in Germany (Europe) and one of the country's most culturally diverse cities.

It's here that the world's biggest book fair is held and where you can visit the Fountain of Justice, the Goethe and Old Opera House, the Frankfurt Zoo (one of the oldest in the world), the Zeil Gallery, the Palmengarten Botanical Garden and the Museum Riverbank. 

Purchase your flights to Frankfurt and visit one of Germany's most interesting destinations.

  • Frankfurt - Things to do

    Sights

    Börse

    The famous old Börse is an impressively colonnaded, neoclassical structure from 1843 whose porch is decorated with allegorical statues of the five continents. Frenzied buying and selling are a thing of the past but you can see the all-electronic trading floor on a free tour (in German and English). Book by telephone or email at least 24 hours ahead, and bring ID.

    Latitude: 50.1152465362930 / Longitude: 8.6777722835541
    Sub-Type:
    Building
    Telephone Number: +49 69 2111 1515
    Email: visitors.centre@deutsche-boerse.com
    Opening Hours: guided tour 10am, 11am & noon Mon-Fri, observation-platform visits 9.30am, 10.30am & 11.30am Mon-Fri
    Address: Börsenplatz, Innenstadt
    Transportation Type: underground rail
    Details: Hauptwache

    Explora

    Explora, 1.6km north of Konstablerwache, features mesmerising optical illusions and extraordinary images of all sorts. Highlights include stereoscopic slides of insects and mammals; holograms; 3-D X-ray photos of flowers; and feels-like-you're-there 3-D photos of turn-of-the-century Frankfurt, whose urban fabric was completely destroyed during WWII. The museum is housed in an above-ground WWII bomb shelter with reinforced concrete walls 2.15m thick.

     Latitude: 50.1268788943069 / Longitude: 8.6898046731949
    Sub-Type
    : Museum
    Telephone Number: +49 69 788 888
    Opening Hours: 11am-6pm Tue-Sun
    Pricing: adult/concession €12/9
    Address: Glauburgplatz 1, Nordend
    Transportation Type: underground rail
    Details: Glauburgstrasse

    Goethe-Haus

    Fans of the Enlightenment and German literature may want to drop by the Goethe-Haus, birthplace of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832). The furnishings are mainly reproductions but original pieces include Goethe's grandmother's writing desk and the great man's childhood puppet theatre. The Gemäldegalerie displays paintings from Goethe's time. PDA tours (€2) are available in German, English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

     Latitude: 50.1114659273520 / Longitude: 8.6776596307755
    Sub-Type:Architectural, Cultural
    Telephone Number: +49 69 138 800
    Opening Hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat, 10am-5.30pm Sun
    Pricing: adult/student €5/2.50
    Address: Grosser Hirschgraben 23-25
    Transportation Type: underground rail
    Details: Willy-Brandt-Platz