I recently read that Frankfurt tourism is on the up and that it’s becoming an increasingly popular destination for weekend getaways. I’m not surprised, especially seeing as Frankfurt is serviced by two airports (Frankfurt Main & Frankfurt Hahn), which connects us to so many places around the world.
Some people may think Frankfurt is all sky scrapers and suits but that is simply not the case. Frankfurt has a lot more to offer than that. Today, I want to share with you fives things to do on your trip to Frankfurt that will smash all preconceptions!
I talk about this area a lot because it’s one of my favourite parts of the city. It’s where Dan and I got married and the first place I take friends to who are visiting the city.
If you are looking to pick up souvenirs, quench your thirst with a tasty German beer and grab typical German snacks (or ice cream!), you should make this area a stop on your tour around the city. For the best pictures of the area, you are best off to head towards the Schirn Kunsthalle, an art museum in the corner of the area that offers a great viewpoint.
The closest U-Bahn station to this area is Döm/Romer.
This is one of the first places Dan took me to when I came to visit him in Frankfurt way back in the day. You can see the whole of the city and even farther afield from the Main Tower and it makes for some fantastic picture opportunities.
I don’t advise visiting the Main Tower in colder months, due to wind and generally freezing temperatures, but in the summer it’s fantastic!
Admission for the Main Tower is 6.50 EUR
The closest S-Bahn station to the tower is Taunusanlage.
I used to live around the corner from Grünburg park when I first arrived in Frankfurt and I absolutely loved it. If I was ever bored, feeling uninspired or needed to kill a couple of hours during work (I was an Au Pair), Grüneburg park was the place to be. Even during colder months, it’s such a beautiful area to explore.
In the summer, watch out for nudists (just try to keep your eyes at head level!) and make sure you take a picnic blanket, as it is the perfect place to relax for a few hours.
In colder months, head towards the back of the park to check out the Chinese Garden, some of which is featured in the above picture.
The closest U-Bahn station to this park is Westend.
Technically, Taunus Therme is in Bad Homburg, which is a suburb just outside of Frankfurt, but as you can reach it by S-Bahn from the city, I am counting it in! For anyone who has been reading my Germany tales so far, Taunus Therme is the “naked spa” that Dan and I visited for my birthday this year.
You don’t have to be naked in the spa, so don’t fret! The Taunus Therme has a naked area and a bathing suit area, so you can choose where you want to be and what you want to see. I recommend going naked though because the sauna area is naked only and absolutely gorgeous!
The closest U-Bahn station to Taunus Therme is Bad Homburg.
This one is a quick stop that you should make in order to see something mega awesome. What I am sitting on in the picture above is actually an entrance to an U-Bahn station. Yep. These wonderful and creative Germans have decided to have an U-Bahn, crashed into the ground, as a station entrance. Seriously, I feel like this city was made for me with all of it’s weird and wonderful treats.
Bockenheimer Warte is a central U-Bahn station, accessed via the U4, U6 and U7.
So, when do you arrive? 😉