Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Frankfurt am Main

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. More…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Darmstadt

Grube Messel

A Unesco World Heritage Site, this one-time coal and oil shale quarry 10km northeast of Darmstadt is renowned for its superbly preserved animal and plant remains from the Eocene era (some 47 million years ago). Earl…
Top Choice Cathedral in Frankfurt am Main

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 (and, …
Top Choice Museum in Mainz

Gutenberg-Museum Mainz

A heady experience for book lovers, the Gutenberg Museum commemorates native son Johannes Gutenberg, who in the 15th century ushered in the information age here by perfecting moveable type. Highlights include very e…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Mainz

Heiligtum der Isis und Mater Magna

In a darkened, dungeon-like space, a glass walkway leads you around this extraordinary Roman archaeological site, which was discovered in 1999 during the construction of the Römerpassage shopping mall. Brilliantly i…
Top Choice Museum in Frankfurt am Main

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 an…
Top Choice Church in Mainz

Mainzer Dom

Topped by an octagonal tower, Mainz’ immense cathedral, built from deep red sandstone in the 12th century, is quintessentially Romanesque. Its predecessor went through a literal baptism by fire when it burned down i…
Top Choice Square in Frankfurt am Main

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 Gere…
Top Choice Museum in Mainz

Landesmuseum Mainz

Highlights of this well laid-out state museum include an ensemble of exquisite Jugendstil pieces, outstanding collections of Renaissance and 20th-century German paintings, and baroque porcelain and furniture. Rare a…
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 during …