If you’re looking for somewhere to visit in Germany, Frankfurt might not be immediately on everyone’s lips. After all, it’s a busy metropolis and a famous financial powerhouse – boasting one of the biggest stock exchanges in the world. Its airport is equally impressive, and there’s a good chance if you’re flying anywhere through Europe, you’ll be touching down here. Here’s a bite-sized slice of some of the attractions on offer.
The Kaiser Dom
Arguably one of the most famous buildings in the city, The Kaiser Dom is a world away from the steel and glass more commonly associated with skyscraper skylines. Made of distinctive red sandstone, the original building was constructed in the 13th century, and over the course of a turbulent history, it has been rebuilt three times. Don’t miss climbing its gothic tower.
The Römerberg old town square
Frankfurt’s old town square can rival any in Europe, as is a pedestrianised delight, sending you right back to the middle ages. You’ll enjoy a 360 degree panorama of what it must feel like to be in a fairy tale, and you might be forgiven for thinking you could eat the houses. It’s been largely reconstructed since the Second World War, but is still a beautiful reminder of medieval Europe.
The Frankfurt Museum of Modern Art
Nicknamed “the slice of cake” this unusually shaped building contains masterpieces from some of the modern art world’s greats. You’ll discover work from Roy Lichtenstein, Francis Bacon, Andy Warhol and Joseph Beuys among others, as well as new exhibitions and displays year round. If you happen to be there on a Saturday you can enjoy a free, English-speaking tour at 4 pm. We do love free stuff!
Walk in the early footsteps of Germany’s greatest writer and visit the childhood home of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The wordsmith came into the world in Frankfurt in 1749, and a visit to Goethe House is to step back into the past. There are reconstructions of life in the country during his time, as well as other works of art and curiosities of the era. Well worth a visit for history and literature buffs.
If you’re looking for what to do in Frankfurt, you won’t go far wrong with this handy little guide, and see beyond the financial super centre it has become. Scratch the surface, delve a little deeper, and you’ll find a charming town with a fascinating history hidden among the metropolis!
Written By: Agness & Cez I Travel Bloggers