In my previous post I’ve described a little bit about Frankfurt, and here I’m writing about some of the tourist attractions. If you are in Frankfurt for a couple of days, then you should consider visiting.
Kaiserdom Sankt Bartholomäus (Frankfurt Cathedral): the red sandstone Catholic cathedral has a 95m high Gothic tower, which can be reached by 324 steps. There is also the Dommuseum which has a small collection of precious liturgical objects and sells tickets for visits to the Dom.
Frequent shows, including organ recitals, happen there and the times are listed on the website.
Values: free for the church and €4 for the Dom (€ 2 reduction with MuseumsuferCard and MuseumsuferTicket free)
On the last Saturday of the month, the admission is free.
Further information: http://www.dom-frankfurt.de
Römerberg: is the main square and is in the historic centre. The buildings are half-timbered decorated with ornaments and were rebuilt after World War II, giving an idea of how the medieval heart of the city was once.
Curiosity: in 1612, at the coronation of Matias, the fountain ran with red wine. In this square is where they make the famous Christmas market every year.
Römer: where is the City Hall, since 1405. A medieval building with a reddish facade and one of the most important landmarks of the city. Only a few parts can be visited by tourists, as most of it remains active.
Alte Nikolaikircheou also called Old St Nicholas Church: is a medieval Lutheran church, located at the Römer. The entrance to the Church is free and it is open every day.
Paulskirche: it was a Lutheran church, over time it became a parliament, it was once again a church, and today it is an event centre.
Main Tower: it is one of the tallest and most distinguished skyscrapers in the city. It has a viewing platform 200m above street level. Be prepared for airport type security.
Values: Adult €7.50; Children under six years do not pay.
You can also enjoy the view of the city from the restaurant on the 53rd floor, or the adjacent cocktail lounge, where it will have a minimum order value (I could not find out how much).
Further information: https://www.maintower.de/en/
Alte Oper: one of the most important concert halls. The visitor is offered a high-quality program in all sections of music: jazz, classical music, and world-famous musical and show productions.
Further information: https://www.alteoper.de/en/
Eiserner Steg: an iron bridge 170 meters long, which was destroyed in World War II and rebuilt soon after. It is exclusively for pedestrians.
Börneplatz: it has the Museum of the Jews and behind of it, has a memorial made to honour all the Jews of Frankfurt who were deported or died between the years 1933 and 1945. You can see the name of each of them on the wall plates.
Goethehaus: towards the Hauptwache, you notice the house where the writer Johann Wolfgang Goethe was born and lived until he was 16 years old. The display is spread over three floors and shows a bit of what the rooms in the house were like. It costs €7 per person.
Senckenberg Museum: Museum of Natural History. Inside the neo-baroque building of the early 1900’s, exhibits span palaeontology, biology and geology.
The museum is free for visitors to the twin cities of Frankfurt including Birmingham, Budapest, Deuil-La-Barre, Granada in Nicaragua, Guangzhou, Cairo, Kraków, Leipzig, Lyon, Milan, Philadelphia, Prague, Tel Aviv, Toronto, Yokohama, Dubai and Eskişehir (with proof of identity/residence)
Values: Adult: €10; Children: up to 5 years do not pay and from 6 to 15 years: €5
Further information: http://www.senckenberg.de/root/index.php?page_id=5256
Städel Museum: world-renowned art gallery as it has an excellent collection of European art by masters such as Dürer, Rembrandt, Rubens, Renoir, Picasso and Cézanne, dating from the Middle Ages to today.
On Mondays is closed.
Values: Adult: € 14 from 3 to 6 and € 16 on Saturdays and Sundays; Children under 12 are free
Further information: http://www.staedelmuseum.de/en
Weltkulturen Museum: is an ethnological museum.
Values: Adult €7 and free admission every last Saturday of the month.
Further information: https://www.weltkulturenmuseum.de/en
Museum Angewandte Kunst: is a museum of applied arts. The admission is free.
Further information: https://www.museumangewandtekunst.de/en/
Kommunale Galerie: The museum’s permanent exhibition shows the work of five illustrators: F. W. Bernstein, Robert Gernhardt, Chlodwig Poth, Hans Traxler and F. K. Waechter.
Alte Sachsenhausen: the bohemian neighbourhood of Frankfurt. Here you’ll find a bar next to the other. During the day it is a bit empty, but at night the movement increases. Here you can taste the traditional drink of the city: the Apfelwein (apple wine). We went there but I was too busy drinking and eating schnitzel that I’ve forgotten to take pictures. Sorry!
Berger Straße: this area was my favourite in Frankfurt. The road is full of cute coffee shops, bar and restaurants with tables outside. It is nice to walk around the parallel streets and discover a more relaxing Frankfurt. Again, I was more focus on eating a delicious breakfast and I didn’t take any picture.
TIP: on the Shopping Center MyZeil, go to the top floor which has an observation deck and you can have a beautiful view of the city of Frankfurt totally free.
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