8 Things to Do in Frankfurt, Where Culture and Charm Abound
Enjoy All That Frankfurt Has to Offer
As a major transportation hub, and an industrial and financial metropolis, many people travel through Frankfurt on business. However, this history-laden town is every traveler’s dream.
With a few trusty international travel tips tucked up your sleeves you’ll be set to fully enjoy everything Frankfurt has to offer. And, boy, does it have a lot.
At 2,000 years old, Frankfurt is the perfect blend of the modern and the classic, with shops and plenty of bars for a younger crowd looking to enjoy the simpler things in life as well as a plethora of museums and historic sites for anyone who appreciates the finer things.
You aren’t going to want to miss these things to do in Frankfurt, though you may be just as content simply sitting and admiring your surroundings.
Take the Elevator to the Top of the Main Tower
One of the best places to start your visit is at the Main Tower. The Main Tower is Frankfurt’s only high-rise open to the public. By taking the elevator to the top, you’ll enjoy sweeping views of the cityscape from the 650-foot-high platform and get a great perspective of the city’s layout.
Take a Stroll Through Romerberg
While Frankfurt is a very modern city, it’s also a place of contrasts, with avant-garde skyscrapers set alongside magnificent, well-maintained historic buildings. You’ll find some of the best in the old center, known as Romerberg, the city’s historic heart.
Many of the structures date back to the 14th and 15th centuries, like the Rententurm or Customs Tower. The 15th-century fortified tower built in late Gothic style is connected to a 12th-century castle known as Saalhof.
Frankfurt’s city hall, the Romer, is over 600 years old, though it’s still used by the city government on a regular basis. Here you can view artifacts that date from the medieval era to modern times.
Sip Some of the Oldest and Best Apple Cider in the Sachsenhausen District
Frankfurt’s signature drink is known as “Apfelwein,” or “Ebbelwo,” as the locals say. This light alcoholic apple cider is produced in the regions around Frankfurt, and you can find some of the best and oldest apple cider taverns in the cobblestone streets of the Sachsenhausen district.
The apple wine tavern known as Apfelweinwirtschaft is as distinctive a Frankfurt institution as the Bierkeller is of Munich.
One of the favorite apple taverns here is Zur Buchscheer, beloved for its homemade apple wine and its closeness to the Stadtwald, with a lovely partially covered garden and apple press on site.