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Städel Museum

Städel Museum

Founded in 1815, this world-renowned art gallery has an outstanding collection of European art from masters including Dürer, Rembrandt, Rubens, Renoir, Picasso and Cézanne, dating from the Middle Ages to today....

Top ChoiceCathedral in Frankfurt am Main

Kaiserdom

Kaiserdom

Frankfurt’s red-sandstone cathedral is dominated by a 95m-high Gothic tower, which can be climbed via 328 steps. Construction began in the 13th century; from 1356 to 1792, the Holy Roman Emperors were elected...

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Senckenberg Museum

Senckenberg Museum

Life-size dinosaur mock-ups guard the front of Frankfurt’s natural history museum. Inside the early 1900s neo-baroque building, exhibits cover palaeontology (including fossils from the Grube Messel site), biology...

Top ChoiceSquare in Frankfurt am Main

Römerberg

Römerberg

The Römerberg is Frankfurt’s old central square. Ornately gabled half-timbered buildings, reconstructed after WWII, give an idea of how beautiful the city’s medieval core once was. In the square's centre is the...

Museum in Frankfurt am Main

Museum Judengasse

Most of Frankfurt’s medieval Jewish ghetto – Europe's first, dating from 1460 – on narrow Judengasse (Jews’ Street) was destroyed by a French bombardment in 1796, but you can get a sense of local Jewish life...

Museum in Frankfurt am Main

Museum für Moderne Kunst

Museum für Moderne Kunst

The outstanding Museum of Modern Art focuses on European and American art from the 1960s to the present, with frequent temporary exhibits. The permanent collection (not always on display) includes works by Roy...

Historic Building in Frankfurt am Main

IG-Farbenhaus

The monumental seven-storey IG-Farbenhaus was erected in 1931 as the headquarters of IG-Farben (pronounced ‘ee geh far-behn’), the mammoth German chemicals conglomerate whose constituent companies included Agfa,...

Memorial in Frankfurt am Main

Wollheim Memorial

This memorial is housed in a little pavilion marked ‘107984’ – the prisoner number of Norbert Wollheim, a forced labourer at the IG Farben’s corporate slave-labour camp, Buna/Monowitz (Auschwitz III), who filed a...

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Historisches Museum Frankfurt

Showcasing Frankfurt’s long and fascinating history, the city's revamped Historical Museum occupies a five-building complex completed in 2017. Its main permanent collection, Frankfurt Then?, spans daily life,...

Viewpoint in Frankfurt am Main

Main Tower

Frankfurt's skyline wouldn't be the same without the Main Tower, one of the tallest and most distinctive high-rises in town. A great place to get a feel for ‘Mainhattan’ is 200m above street level, on the tower's...

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Schirn Kunsthalle

Some of Germany’s most topical and talked-about art exhibitions take place at this modern and contemporary art museum, such as retrospectives of artists like Kandinsky, Chagall, Kahlo, Giacometti and Klein, as...

Historic Building in Frankfurt am Main

Goethe-Haus

Goethe-Haus

Completely rebuilt after WWII (only the cellar survived Allied bombing), the birthplace of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832) is furnished in the haute-bourgeois style of Goethe’s time, based on an inventory...

Architecture in Frankfurt am Main

Alte Oper

Alte Oper

Inaugurated in 1880, the Italian Renaissance-style Alte Oper anchors the western end of the Zeil-Fressgass pedestrian zone. Burnt out in 1944, it narrowly avoided being razed and replaced with 1960s cubes. It was...

Historic Building in Frankfurt am Main

Römer

The photogenic Römer (old town hall) consists of three step-gabled 15th-century houses. In the time of the Holy Roman Empire, it was the site of celebrations during the election and coronation of emperors. Today...

Notable Building in Frankfurt am Main

Kaisersaal

Reached from Limpurgergasse (around the south side of Römer) via a small courtyard and a spiral staircase made of carved red sandstone, the barrel-vaulted Kaisersaal is adorned with the mid-19th-century portraits...

Museum in Frankfurt am Main

Jüdisches Museum

Frankfurt's Jüdisches Museum (Jewish Museum) is set in the one-time residence of the Rothschild family, the Rothschildpalais. It's closed for renovations until 2019. When it reopens, it will pick up from the...

Museum in Frankfurt am Main

Junges Museum Frankfurt

Formerly Frankfurt's Children's Museum, this museum dedicated to kids and families became the Junges Museum Frankfurt (Young Museum) in 2018 when it reopened at its original premises at the Historisches Museum...

Park in Frankfurt am Main

PalmenGarten

Established in 1871, Frankfurt's botanical PalmenGarten (palm garden) is filled with tropical hothouses, rose gardens, a bamboo grove and rock garden. There are playgrounds for kids, a pond with row boats (May to...

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Museum für Angewandte Kunst

Contemporary trends in design and fashion are featured alongside displays of beautiful furniture, textiles, metalwork, glass and ceramics from Europe (including Jugendstil) and Asia at Frankfurt's Museum of...

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Liebieghaus

Inside a gorgeous 1890s villa, the Liebieghaus' superb sculpture collection encompasses Greek, Roman, Egyptian, medieval, Renaissance and baroque works, plus some items from East Asia. Special exhibitions (extra...