If you're planning to travel to Frankfurt, prioritizing which awe-inspiring attractions to visit can be an overwhelming task. With so many great destinations to choose from, it can difficult to properly maximize your travel experience when on a tight schedule. Looking for a short-list of the must see attractions? Then look no further - Auto Europe has you covered with a travel-ready compilation of the most exciting destinations in Frankfurt, Germany, designed to help simplify your travel plans.
Frankfurt's dominant role in the financial industry is evident by its proud display of skyscrapers, squeezed together in tight formation, forming one of the world's most iconic city skylines. What better way to experience the breathtaking skyline, than by taking the 650ft elevator to the top of Frankfurt's Main Tower - the only publicly accessible high-rise - where you'll bask in sweeping views of the city from a serene and majestic vantage point.
The Palmengarten Botanical Gardens are home to over 6,000 botanical species from all across the world, from the lush jungles of sub-Saharan Africa, to the high deserts of the American Southwest. Take a journey through over 50 acres of vast greenhouses, peppered with exotic flora, the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of Frankfurt's busy downtown.
For travelers keen on the many nuances of modern art and architecture, Frankfurt's Museum of Modern Art is a must-see destination. The museum is home to an extensive art collection with famous works from Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, among many others. The building that houses these incredible works is just as noteworthy as its content: it was designed by the famed architect Hans Hollering. Aptly named, "The Slice of Cake" by locals for its unique triangular shape, the building is an epic display of architectural ingenuity, and easily one of the most popular attractions in Frankfurt.
The Senckenberg Museum is the largest natural history museum in Germany, and is home to a wide range of exhibits ranging from Egyptian Sarcophagi to fossilized animals. The museum is most famous for its incredibly large collection of dinosaur skeletons, one of the largest collections of its kind in all of Europe. Visitors can take the guided tour through the numerous halls, or explore at their own pace. Either way you will enjoy an excellent daytime activity that's fun for the whole family.
Frankfurt is widely considered to be a bastion of German cultural identity, and the Goethe House is a perfect example of why the city deserves this reputation. The home of the famous Frankfurt-born writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (who wrote such classics as, "The Sorrows of Young Werther") has been fully restored after its destruction in World War 2. Today it is charming, historic and open for tours. The house is outfitted with original artwork, furniture, and books from the Goethe estate, and even allows visitors to sit at von Goethe's writing desk, the same desk where much of his most influential writing took place.
Easily one of Germany's most epic and iconic cathedrals, Frankfurt's Imperial Cathedral holds a special place in German history, as the venue for the coronation of 10 monarchs, from 1562-1792. The Imperial Cathedral also contains a museum in the medieval cloister, showing a range of exhibits from the cathedral treasury. From the spring to fall, visitors are allowed to climb the 324 steps to the steeple, where panoramic views of the city can be had.
Perhaps Frankfurt's most recognizable silhouette; the R÷merberg square has been home to the city's government since the 15th century. Notable for its architectural contrast of old-world buildings meets post-modern row housing, the R÷merberg square has been the location of markets, street fairs, festivals, royal coronations, and imperial elections. Visitors to the R÷merberg can find a host of churches, museums, and historic houses, all within walking distance of one another.
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