Things To Do In Frankfurt
As the bustling business capital of the German Federation, Frankfurt is packed with interesting urban attractions both modern and historical. If you plan to visit this city along the River Main then bare in mind that the best way to see its finest sights and attractions is from the upper deck of an open-top sightseeing bus. This hop-on hop-off tour has 16 stops across two diverse routes and even includes a free walking tour of medieval Römerberg.
The Frankfurt hop-on hop-off tour begins at one of the city's most iconic landmarks, Paulskirche in the city centre. It is from Paulskirche that you can choose which of the three tour options you wish undertake first: join the Römerberg walking tour or hop-on the buses and set out on either the 'City Route' or the 'Skyline Route'. If you choose to do the walking tour first then you'll get to see and hear an account of Frankfurt Cathedral and City Hall.
The 'City Route' takes in the western portions of the city before crossing the River Main into the pleasant waterfront street of Schaumainkai, where the Museumsufer (Museum Embankment) is located. Stops 3 and 4 on the city route take you to the Goethe House and Main Tower respectively. Goethe House is famous as the family residence of German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, while Main Tower houses a 200m high observation deck.
Hop-off at stop 8 for 'Messe Frankfurt', otherwise known as the Frankfurt Trade Fair grounds. Countless business exhibitions are being held all year round throughout Messe's 355,678 square metres of hall space. The Trade Fair Tower (Messeturm) is a distinctive landmark in this area of the city. When you reach the Museumsufer be sure to check out the renowned Staedel Art Museum and the Museum für Moderne Kunst.
Ride along the 'Skyline Route' for essential highlights which include Frankfurt Zoo and Hauptwache Plaza. Frankfurt Zoo isn't just a showcase for over 450 animal species, it's a much loved 13 hectare green space where you can enjoy exciting presentations, exhibits and themed tours. Hauptwache Plaza is one of the city's best known squares, mainly due to its former function as a centre for the city's 18th/19th century militia. Along the skyline route you'll also catch a view of the Eschenheim Tower, one of Frankfurt's key landmarks dating back to the early fifteenth century.