Frankfurt am Main

To the left as you enter the cathedral, the Dommuseum has a small collection of precious liturgical objects, and a young girl's grave dating from 680 AD, with gold jewellery, glass and clay vessels and amulets, which was discovered in 1991. Temporary exhibitions of contemporary art often take place in the cloister.

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Nearby Frankfurt am Main attractions

1. Kaiserdom

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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;…

2. Museum für Moderne Kunst

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The outstanding Museum of Modern Art focuses on European and American art from the 1960s to the present, with frequent temporary exhibits. The permanent…

3. 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…

4. Historisches Museum Frankfurt

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Showcasing Frankfurt’s long and fascinating history, the city's revamped Historical Museum occupies a five-building complex completed in 2017. Its main…

5. Junges Museum Frankfurt

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Formerly Frankfurt's Children's Museum, this museum dedicated to kids and families became the Junges Museum Frankfurt (Young Museum) in 2018 when it…

6. Alte Nikolaikirche

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Topped by a single spire, this red-sandstone Protestant church – begun in the 13th century – is situated on the south side of the Römerberg and was one of…

7. Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen

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Located in the centre of the Römerberg, this bronze fountain depicts the goddess Justitia holding up scales and a sword. The first fountain was…

8. Römerberg

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The Römerberg is Frankfurt’s old central square. Ornately gabled half-timbered buildings, reconstructed after WWII, give an idea of how beautiful the city…