Frankfurt am Main in detail

Travel with Children

Frankfurt is an easy and enjoyable place to travel if you’ve got the little ones along.

The city centre is generally flat, with well-maintained pavements, making it easy for parents with prams to get around. Not all U-Bahn and S-Bahn stations have lifts, so buses, trams or taxis may be more convenient. Baby paraphernalia, such as nappies/diapers and formula, is readily available. Shopping centres have changing facilities, though few restaurants do. Cots are available at many hotels (sometimes for a small extra fee); check when you book. Restaurants typically welcome children but may not have high chairs (confirm when booking).

Parks and playgrounds are plentiful, and several museums have child-friendly exhibits. Kid favourites include the fossils and dinosaurs at the Senckenberg Museum; animals galore at the Frankfurt Zoo; and the PalmenGarten's parkland and fountains. Designed especially for children and families, the Junges Museum Frankfurt has changing exhibitions and hands-on activities.