New Old Town
In the heart of the Main metropolis, 35 houses, 15 of them original reconstructions and 20 new buildings, form the new district between the cathedral and the Römer. Like kings and emperors of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation, the "Coronation Path" leads you through the "New Old Town".

Römer (Town Hall)
Since 1405 the Frankfurt Town Hall in the centre of the old town. At the end of the 19th century, the merger of medieval houses was fitted with a neo-Gothic façade. The most important room is the Kaisersaal with oil portraits of all 52 German emperors since Charlemagne where the feast took place after the emperor's coronation.

Paul's church
The cradle of democracy in Germany - the first freely elected German parliament met here in 1848. Today, the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade is awarded here. Also worth seeing is the 32-metre-long circular painting by Johannes Grützke inside.

Kings were elected in St. Bartholomew's Cathedral in 1356. From 1562 to 1792 even emperors were crowned here. After the cathedral burned down in 1868 it received its late gothic, 95m high tower. Tower ascent for 1,50€ (pupil) 10-18 o'clock. Through a narrow staircase about 300 steps have to be climbed.

Goethe House and Goethe Museum
The parental home of the great poet shows the original living culture and art collections of his time.

The first and only high-rise building in Frankfurt with a viewing platform at a height of 205 metres and a high-rise restaurant with a fantastic panoramic view of the city and its surroundings.

Old Opera
In 1981 the Old Opera was rebuilt true to the original from the founder time (1880) and is today one of the most renowned concert halls in Germany.

Old Stock Exchange
The building with a Renaissance dome still houses a small part of the stock trading. A visit to the gallery is possible by appointment.

Botanical garden with plants from all over the world. In summer the lake invites you to row.

Zoological Garden
In the middle of the city you can experience exotic animal species up close. One of its many attractions is still Professor Bernhard Grzimek's nocturnal animal house, the new seal pool, a new monkey house and the new predator enclosure.

On weekends you can drive through the city in historic tram cars and test the Frankfurt national drink, the Ebbelwoi (apple juice is also available).

Directly behind the youth hostel is the Appel-Wine district with its many rustic half-timbered houses - car-free and an original old town.

Museum shore
On both sides of the Main there are numerous museums:

Portikus (exhibition hall), Museum of World Cultures, German Film Museum, German Architecture Museum, Museum of Applied Arts, Museum of Communication, Bible House, Städel, Liebig Museum, Giersch Museum, Jewish Museum, Historical Museum with Young Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Schirn Art Hall, Archaeological Museum, Caricatura, Art Association, Struwwelpeter Museum, etc.

Other museums:
Senckenberg Museum (Natural Science Museum), Children's Museum, Dialogue Museum (Museum for the Blind), Explora (Technical Museum), Struwwelpeter Museum, Money Museum

Tip: Admission to 16 museums is free for anyone under 18: Archaeological Museum, Caricatura Museum, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Hindemith Kabinett (in the old tower at the youth hostel),
Historical Museum with Young Museum, Icon Museum, Institute of City History, Jewish Museum, MUSEUM FOR MODERN ART (all three exhibition halls), Museum of Applied Arts, Museum Judengasse,World Cultures Museum, Museum Giersch, Money Museum.
Every last Saturday of the month, families have free admission to many municipal museums and special family tours and children's workshops are offered (Satourday)!


The following websites offer a good overview for Frankfurt visitors:

This is fun for young and old

  •     Zoo and Botanical Garden
  •     Drive to the viewing platform of the Maintower or more sporty on foot to the cathedral
  •     Round trip with the Apfelweinexpress (on weekends)
  •     Interesting museums with children's workshops and children's programmes: Film Museum, Communication Museum, Städel, Senckenberg Museum (life-size dinosaurs!), Dialogue Museum, etc.
  •     Numerous theatre houses with children's programme
  •     Adventure tour of the airport
  •     Boat trip on the Main river
  •     City tour by Velotaxi (April to end of October)
  •     adventure playgrounds
  •     Sport live, for example: Ice hockey and basketball
  •     High ropes course/climbing hall