5 Things To Do On Your Trip To Frankfurt

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!

Döm Romer

dom romer frankfurt
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.

Main Tower

observation tower frankfurt
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.

Grüneburg Park

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.

Taunus Therme

taunus therme frankfurt
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.

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Bockenheimer Warte

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? 😉

  • I would just love to visit some day! I always enjoy posts about your hood!

    • Kate

      And my hood would love to have you one day! We would definitely need a blogger date!

      • I’d so love that. All my ‘I want to be friends in real life’ blog friends are in Europe!!!

        • Kate

          If that’s not a sign then I don’t know what is!

  • I’d like to visit Frankfurt someday, it looks like a great city for a weekend break and I’m sure I’d be super happy doing any of these things. I’d definitely have to check out the Bockenheimer Warte though, I love that!

    • Kate

      It’s lovely for a city break, that’s how I first visited. Hope you can manage to come over for a visit during your travels :).

  • I have a photo somewhere of that U-Bahn station. Love it!

    Nooo, don’t tell people Frankfurt Hahn serves Frankfurt! It really, really doesn’t! It’s actuallycloser to Trier than anything else. I HATE HAHN!!!

    • Kate

      I agree, it is super far out, but the bus service is pretty efficient! As where I am from in England is close to London Stansted, we always take a flight from Hahn as the Main airport goes way farther out than we need it to. I don’t think it’s so bad!

  • I really want to plan a trip to Frankfurt. Definitely pinning this page for future plans! x

    • Kate

      Yes! You definitely need to make your way over here for a visit!

  • Frankfurt seems like such a cool place, I definitely want to visit someday. I’ll keep these things in mind for when that time comes!

    • Kate

      It is a really cool place :).

  • Great pictures! I love how you recapped the best part of the cities. It’s great to get an inside look when planning a trip. So helpful!

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

    • Kate

      Thank you! I’m glad you liked it. 🙂

  • Although I lived in Germany for so long, I never made it out to Frankfurt. (except the airport on a layover but that doesn’t count.) The Taunus Therme looks so great 🙂 Thanks for sharing this with us.

    Greetings from LA

    • Kate

      It’s a lovely spa! I know a lot of people who have only been to Frankfurt for a layover, it’s a shame they weren’t long enough to do some exploring!

  • Thanks for this post Kate! Germany is so close to where I am now and we’re planning to drop by there soon, so I’ll definitely be using this post as a reference for our trip! <3

    • Kate

      Yes! Definitely swing by!!

  • The “crash site” entrance to that U-Bahn station is a great idea. The Germans clearly have a sense of humor 🙂 “Don’t worry, it’s perfectly safe. REALLY.”

    • Kate

      Haha, I know right?! 😉

  • We’re passing through Frankfurt in January during a mini tour of Germany so if we have time I might see if we can do something from this list. Great ideas!

    • Kate

      Oh that sounds like fun! Where else are you guys headed?

      • Mannheim (Is that how you spell it? I suppose I could look it up….) and Berlin. I’m really excited about Berlin.

        • Kate

          Yep, Mannheim is correct!
          Oh, you will LOVE Berlin. It’s amazing. Probably my favourite city in Germany.

  • Yay! Love this post. I am coming to Frankfurt on the 6th December for a weekend!! 😀

    • Kate

      How exciting!! Let me know if you want any more tips on where to go :).

  • Naked spa!! I’m going to do it one day, damnit!

    • Kate

      YES! You must!!

  • Visited briefly early last year and LOVED it! Coming from London, I really miss that skyscraper/city thing here in Munich, and Frankfurt had the perfect mix! 🙂

    • Kate

      I agree, I think it’s got a great mix :). So pleased to hear more and more people loving FFM!

  • Mauro Redo

    hii, i must go to frankfurt with my gf on may, from 15 to 18, it should be cool if we can meet for a beer 🙂 we were looking for some spa in the city too, coz the one u talked about is too far from the city center and we ll have to watch lots of things a tourists… do u know some other cool sauna ?

  • Megan Perry