The 5th largest metropolis of Germany is not only a bustling financial centre, it is also a fantastic place to visit due to its variety of sightseeing, shopping, dining and entertainment options. The best time to visit Frankfurt is during late spring or early autumn.
Frankfurt is, however, notorious for room shortages during busy trade fairs because business people flood the commercial hub year round. Thus, it would be wise to book accommodation in advance to avoid disappointment. You can do so online or at any tourist office.
Top attractions in Frankfurt worth exploring include the historic buildings in the city centre. Some places which boast magnificent architecture include the monumental Alter Oper concert hall, Goethehaus of Germany’s greatest writer, former guardhouse Hauptwache, the neoclassic Paulskirche, rows of half-timbered houses and the Römer at Römerberg, as well as the gothic Kaiserdom.
Alternatively, tourists may drop by the most attractive museum in Frankfurt, the natural history museum. It houses a wide collection of dinosaur skeletons and mounted specimens. Besides educational paleontotogic exhibitions, there are also other galleries devoted to the display of many mounted animal specimens, showing the evolution of life and nature.
When it comes to shopping, Frankfurt has everything to cater to every shopper’s needs and wants. There is a wide variety of speciality shops selling items from books and photo supplies to flowers and clothing. The popular shopping district is Zeil, which offers a plethora of shopping opportunities. From huge department stores to chic boutiques, tourists and locals will be thrilled by the top-notch shopping experience. Department stores include Karstadt and Kaufhof. Fashionistas may head for Kleidoskop and Peek & Cloppenburg. For jewelry, House of Silver offers fine silver jewelry, while porcelein can be purchased from Höchster Porzellan-Manufaktur gegründet.
Feeling hungy? Dine at Frankfurt Am Main Tugerpalast which serves Mediterranean cuisine, Frankfurt Am Main Alte-Kanzlei which serves Italian food, and Frankfurt Am Main Zum Schwarzen Stern which serves traditional and international cuisine.
End the tour by visiting the picturesque and pleasant Bethmann park. It is situated in inner Frankfurt and is a short walk from the Merianplatz Station along Berger Strasse. The park is also known for its beautiful Chinese garden, which features a temple, pagoda and a skillfully carved jade bridge.