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Basic information

  • Area: 248.31 km² (95.87 sq mi)
  • Calling Code: +49
  • Currency: Euro (€) (EUR)
  • Population (EST): 651,899
  • Official language: German
  • Time Zone: CET (UTC+1)

Frankfurt – Places to Visit

Frankfurt Zoo

Frankfurt ZooAt the heart of the city centre, the people of Frankfurt and their guests can experience the exotic animals of distant continents close up. A special attraction is the unique animal houses.

Palm Garden

Palm GardenThe fascinating variety of the plant world is presented by the Palm Garden in thematic gardens and greenhouses. Visitors can get to know the typical botany of all continents.

Boat Tours

Boat ToursExperience Frankfurt's skyline on a small 'cruise' or set off on a boat tour along the Main or Rhine. There are hardly any sightseeing tours that are more relaxing.

Main Tower

For the people of Frankfurt and their guests, the Main Tower is a special attraction the fully glazed 200m tower consists of a round and a square building section. On the roof there is even a publicly accessible viewing platform and a restaurant.


The Frankfurt museum riverbank is one of the most important locations for museums in Germany and Europe. Through this unique cultural experience on both sides of the Main, the city enjoys an excellent reputation among art lovers. On the southern bank side alone, nine exhibition buildings are lined up one after the other like a string of pearls. Directly on the opposite bank of the Main, there are the Jewish Museum and the Historical Museum with the Children's Museum. There are also other museums in direct proximity on both sides of the river, e.g. the Schirn, the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and also the Struwwelpeter Museum. The Museumsufer is also a successful synthesis of attractive cultural highlights and contrasting town planning. During the realisation of this museum landscape in the eighties, historical bourgeois houses were first completely gutted and then given a contemporary interior design. Secondly, numerous new constructions and extensions were created according to the designs of internationally important architects.


ZeilIn the heart of Frankfurt's city centre lays a shopping street with one of the highest turnovers in Europe. On the Zeil, the shops offer practically everything you could ever wish for.


The nickname, 'Fressgass', for the pedestrian zone between Opernplatz and Börsenstraße is justified. Here there is a large selection of restaurants and various fine food shops.


Frankfurt too has its glamorous 'Fifth Avenue'. Customers with expensive taste in designer fashions and exclusive jewellery, for example, are bound to find what they want in Goethestraße.