Frankfurt Travel Guide
Your guide to the best things to do and see in Frankfurt
Germany’s fifth largest city, and financial capital, has a lot more to offer than first meets the eye. With a long and fascinating history, lively nightlife, great museums and good food, Frankfurt is a fun city to visit. Start here with my basic Frankfurt travel tips, or jump down below to read my latest Frankfurt travel blogs.
When to Visit
Frankfurt has four distinct seasons, but a visit at any time of year is guaranteed to be enjoyable for different reasons. In summer, the weather is warmest and perfect for exploring the city and getting outside, while in fall the temperatures are cooler, but the fall colors make it even more beautiful! Winter brings colder weather (and often snow), but also the magic of Christmas markets and the opportunity to find cozy spots to enjoy in the city.
Top Things To Do
Visit Goethe’s birthplace – Germany’s answer to Shakespeare was born in this house in the mid 18th century. Nowadays it’s a museum which demonstrates how it was when he lived there as a child.
Hang out at the Skyline Garden – It’s a public garden on top of a shopping mall! Get some great views of the city’s skyline from here, or just hang out on the terrace, take kids to the playground or take a sunset stroll.
Explore the Städel Museum – With an extensive collection of 700 years of European art with a focus on the Renaissance, Baroque and early Modern art periods. You can easily spend a whole day here!
Because of Frankfurt’s relatively central location, the city makes a great base for exploring more of Germany on day trips. Check out these potential day trip itineraries from Frankfurt here.
In a city as large as Frankfurt taking a tour will save you time and get you in to some areas of the city you might otherwise overlook, so it’s definitely worth you time to consider one. Take a look at this selection of Frankfurt tours.
LGBT – Gay Frankfurt Travel Guide
Much of Frankfurt’s gay life is centered around the Innenstadt with plenty of gay and gay-friendly businesses in the area. These are a few of the best things you should know about visiting gay Frankfurt.
Babylon – This fun and friendly gay bar is a good place for an intimate night out, with a small stage and dancing opportunities. Wednesday nights are karaoke nights!
Zum Schwejk – One of the oldest gay establishments in Frankfurt, this cosy little place has been open for more than 25 years. It attracts a mixed crowd, and is a great place to enjoy a drink with friends or make some new ones. The wacky, pink interior only adds to the charm!
Frankfurt Pride – Known locally as CSD (Christopher Street Day), Frankfurt’s pride event takes place in late July and features a parade, live music and various other street events.
More gay travel resources here.
Frankfurt Hotel Deals
Frankfurt has plenty of cool and quirky hotels, as well as all the big chains you’d expect. They’ll likely get full when there’s a conference or special event in town, so definitely consider booking in advance. I’ve found that using Booking.com, Agoda.com or Hotels Combined can be really useful for finding last-minute deals.
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