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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 Roman Site in Trier

Porta Nigra

Trier's most famous landmark, this brooding 2nd-century Roman city gate – blackened by time, hence the name, Latin for ‘black gate’ – is a marvel of engineering, since it’s held together by nothing but gravity and i…
Top Choice Roman Site in Trier

Konstantin Basilika

Constructed around AD 310 as Constantine’s throne room, the brick-built basilica is now an austere Protestant church. With built-to-impress dimensions (some 67m long, 27m wide and 33m high), it's the largest single-…
Top Choice Cathedral in Speyer

Kaiserdom

Begun in 1030 by Emperor Konrad II of the Salian dynasty, this extraordinary Romanesque cathedral has been a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1981. Its square red towers and green copper dome float majestically abov…
Top Choice Castle in Heidelberg

Schloss Heidelberg

Towering over the Altstadt, Heidelberg’s ruined Renaissance castle cuts a romantic figure, especially across the Neckar River when illuminated at night. Along with fabulous views, attractions include the Deutsches A…
Top Choice Stadium in Heidelberg Region

HockenheimRing

The hallowed HockenheimRing, 22km southwest of Heidelberg just east of the A6, has three circuits and stands accommodating up to 120,000 fans. It hosts some of Germany’s most famous car races, including the Formula …
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 Castle in Moselle Valley

Burg Eltz

At the head of the beautiful Moselle side-valley the Eltz, Burg Eltz is one of Germany's most romantic medieval castles. Never destroyed, this fairy-tale vision of turrets, towers, oriels, gables and half-timber has…
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 Palace in Mannheim

Barockschloss Mannheim

Mannheim’s most famous sight is the yellow and red sandstone Schloss, Germany’s largest baroque palace. Now occupied by the University of Mannheim, the 450m-long structure was built over the course of 40 years in th…