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Frankfurt am Main

A local landmark, this 47m-high, early-15th-century tower was a city gate that formed part of Frankfurt's medieval fortifications, and is one of the city's oldest surviving structures. The ground floor now houses a bar and restaurant.

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Nearby Frankfurt am Main attractions

1. Frankfurt Stock Exchange

0.12 MILES

The famous old Börse, built in 1843, is an impressively colonnaded neoclassical structure. The porch is decorated with allegorical statues of the five…

2. Bulle und Bär Statue

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In the square out the front of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, a sculpture entitled Bulle und Bär depicts a showdown between a bull and a bear in which the…

3. Alte Oper

0.35 MILES

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…

4. Museum für Moderne Kunst

0.39 MILES

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

5. Goethe-Haus

0.41 MILES

Completely rebuilt after WWII (only the cellar survived Allied bombing), the birthplace of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832) is furnished in the…

6. Main Tower

0.43 MILES

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…

7. Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen

0.44 MILES

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. Römer

0.45 MILES

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…