Active visitors will love one of the city’s most unique sights, its City Forest. Found hiding amongst the bustling streets, this peaceful area stretches across 48 square kilometres, and is the largest inner city forest in Germany. Over the summer the area across the river is a beautiful place to take a walk or play sports in a riverbank park.
There are a number of ice rinks found across the city, so it is the perfect place to enjoy some ice skating. You can enjoy swimming in the Rebstockbad or at the Titus-Therman, which both have saunas where you can relax after some lively laps of the water. The Sportpark Kelkheim is home to high rope courses, climbing walls and other sporting activities.
Frankfurt represents almost every type of international cuisine across its choice of restaurants, as well as various types of German cooking styles. Those on the move can find some quick and easy food in the cafes and delis across the Fressgass street area, or in the city’s kebab shops and pizzerias.
The Dom, otherwise known as the Saint Bartholomeus Cathedral, is a stunning gothic style building from the 14th century. Visitors can climb its 95 metre high tower, which reaches up a spiral staircase and offers a beautiful view of the city. The Palmengarten is a striking natural site that offers some peace and solitude at the heart of the city, with an array of exotic flora and fauna.
Frankfurt is home to a good choice of museums, from the Architecture Museum and the German Film Museum, to the Museum of World Cultures and the Jewish Museum. Art lovers will find plenty to capture their interests in the city’s galleries, such as Kunsthalle Schirn, which specialises in modern art.
With such a cosmopolitan array of residents and visitors, Frankfurt offers a wide range of international cuisines, as well as a good choice of different German style cooking. You can try some traditional wurst sausage and German beer in an Abbelwoi kneipe, an applewine tavern, which specialises in homemade apple wine, cheese and meats.
Frankfurt is home to some beautiful natural spaces amongst its busy city streets, such as the Palmengarten, the botanic gardens. Couples can take a romantic stroll across this superb attraction, which has greenhouses with tropical rainforest and desert conditions. Frankfurt Zoo is a particularly fun fuelled attraction, where you can see a wealth of animals, from monkeys and penguins to tigers and crocodiles.
You can take a romantic walk through the inner city forest, which is the largest of its kind in the country. This unique, 48 square kilometre sight is home to pretty ponds, and adventure playgrounds. You can enjoy some time on the ice together in the skating rinks found across the city, or head to the Zeil, the main shopping street.
Frankfurt is a very young heart city when it comes to nightlife, with a good array of bars and late night clubs on offer. Alt-Sachsenhausen is known for its bars, including the traditional German bars known as Kneipens. Clubs range from warehouse style venues playing electronic music, to soulful jazz bars.
Escape the bustling city and enjoy somewhere peaceful in the Kempinski Gravenbruch, a luxurious hotel found on the fringes of Frankfurt. Couples can enjoy a stay in the heart of the city in the modern Manhattan Hotel, which is found just opposite the main train station. This hotel offers easy access to the city sights, with stylish, contemporary rooms.
In the midst of Frankfurt’s bustling streets you can find some peaceful places to relax together, such as the Palmengarten. These pretty botanic gardens are filled with exotic flora and fauna, with greenhouses recreating climates that range from the desert to the rainforest. Frankfurt Zoo is a captivating attraction for any member of the household, with an array of animals from monkeys and tigers to snakes and crocodiles.
The city is world renowned for its trade fairs, with the Frankfurt Motor Show and the Frankfurt Book fair being particular popular among visitors. Shopping in the city is a pleasure, with an array of shops found on the main high street, Zeil, and traditional shops found along Schweizer Strasse and Berger Strasse.
Frankfurt’s dining scene is a mixed array of cuisines and venues. Fressgass offers a great choice of delis, cafes and restaurants, and from May to July you can head with the fellow foodies to the Fressgass Fest, where you will find food stalls, drinks and live music. Little ones are well catered for, with international cuisine ranging from Italian and American, to French and Mediterranean.
Families will enjoy a comfortable stay at the luxurious Hilton Frankfurt Hotel, which sits in the heart of the city, within easy reach of the main attractions and sights. If you wish to stay in a more peaceful position on the outskirts of the city, the Linder Congress Hotel is found in a lovely area called Hoechst.