Top things to do in Frankfurt Region

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 German in Frankfurt am Main

Zu den 12 Aposteln

Glowing with sepia-toned lamplight, the 12 Apostles has ground-floor and cellar dining rooms serving traditional German dishes: Matjes (herring) with sour cream, apple and fried onion; roast pork knuckle with pickle…
Top Choice German in Frankfurt am Main

Druckwasserwerk

Dating from 1899, this neo-Romanesque pump house in the rapidly rejuvenating industrial area of Westhafen, on the Main 1.2km southwest of the Hauptbahnhof, is now a spectacular restaurant serving superior German cui…
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 German in Wiesbaden

Gollner's

Above the pretty village of Sonnenberg, 4km northeast of Wiesbaden, this sublime fine-dining restaurant occupies a 1201-built hilltop castle, Burg Sonnenberg. Umbrella-shaded tables cover the panoramic terrace, with…